Knee articles

Knee ACL Sprain

The knee ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) can become injured when the knee joint is bent backwards, twisted or bent to one side or another. Injury chances are higher when one or more of these movements occurs simultaneously. Contact during...

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Fibula and Tibial Fracture

A fibula and tibial fracture is where both bones in the lower leg are broken. This commonly occurs just above the ankle. The fracture can range from severe to a simple stress fracture to that of an open fracture, which is where the bone...

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Knee Pain - Meniscus Tear

A torn meniscus is one of the most common of all knee injuries. Any activity causing you to forcefully twist or rotate the knee, especially when you put all of your weight on it, can lead to a meniscus tear. In each of the knees, you have...

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Knee Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is commonly referred to as wear and tear arthritis, which is a condition where the natural cushioning between the joints wears away. Whenever this happens, the bones within the joint end up rubbing closely together with...

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Chondral Defect

The knee joint is referred to as a synovial joint. This joint forms a connection between two bones that together make a moving articulation. At the end of the bones, a joint surface is lined with a low-friction material known as articular...

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Hoffa’s Syndrome

Often times after a direct blow to the kneecap, the fat pad can end up becoming impinged between the kneecap and the distal thigh bone. Since the fat pad is one of the most sensitive of all structures within the knee, the condition is...

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Sprain

The anterior cruciate ligament is located in the knee, and can become injured when the knee joint is destabilized, twisted or bent to one side or another.  Injury chances are higher when one or more of these movements occurs...

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Peroneal Tendinopathy

Peroneal tendinopathy results from an injury to the peroneal tendons. You will find these tendons on the outside of the ankle running up the outside of the shin. You might end up having a small tear or inflammation in these tendons. Pain...

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Bowed Legs

Bowed leg tends to be quite common in toddlers.  When the child with bowed legs stands with their feet together, there is a large space between the knees and the lower legs.  It could be the direct result of one or both legs curving...

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Hamstring Rehabilitation Guidelines – an evidence based approach

Hamstring injuries are at the high incidence rate in various field sports which require powerful accelerations, deceleration or explosive movements, in every year around the world. American football, Australian rules, Soccer, rugby union,...

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Adolescent Anterior Knee Pain

Adolescent anterior knee pain is a common presentation among healthy, active young individuals. Females are more commonly affected. Pain in the front (anterior) and the centre of the knee (behind the kneecap) usually gets better with manual...

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