Knee Injuries

Knee Replacement

Knee replacement surgery (arthroplasty) is a common operation that involves replacing a damaged, worn or diseased knee with an artificial joint. Adults of any age can be considered for a knee replacement, although most are carried out on people between the ages of 60 and 80. A smaller operation called a partial knee replacement tends […]

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Baker’s Cyst

A Baker’s cyst, also referred to as a popliteal cyst or “bulge-knee,” is a fluid-filled sac located in the back of the knee. The knee joint is filled with a special type of fluid (called synovial fluid) that helps cushion the spaces between the bones, ligaments, and muscles in order to prevent wear and tear

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Dislocated Knee

Symptoms A dislocated knee is a sudden very traumatic injury. Sudden severe pain will be felt and joint deformity. Instant swelling, and rapid bruising will be seen. The athlete will be unable to weight bear at all. If there is any numbness in the lower leg or foot then nerve damage should be suspected and

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Patella Dislocation

Patella dislocation occurs when the kneecap dislocates outside of its normal position. This is usually around the outside of the knee. It can also partially dislocate, called a subluxation. The patella will sometimes go back to its original position, although this will be very painful. Symptoms Pain will be felt immediately Swelling & obvious displacement

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MCL Sprain

MCL sprains usually occur suddenly but can develop gradually over time.Sudden onset/acute injuries Medial ligament injuries are common in contact sports such as football, rugby, and martial arts but they can also occur in activities of daily living as a result of falls that include a twisting action of the knee joint. Causes Injury to

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Knee Fat Impingement

The infrapatellar fat pad (sometimes known as Hoffa’s pad) is a soft tissue that lies beneath the patella (kneecap) separating it from the femoral condyle (end of the thigh bone). In situations where forces are directed at the patella, it acts as a shock absorber, thus protecting the underlying structures. In the case of a

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Meniscal Tear

Like a lot of knee injuries, a meniscus tear can be painful and debilitating. Unfortunately, it’s quite common. In fact, a meniscal tear is one of the most frequently occurring cartilage injuries of the knee. The meniscus is a piece of cartilage that provides a cushion between your femur and tibia. There are two menisci in each knee joint.They can be

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