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Month: April 2013

Heal With Your Own Cells – Platelet Rich Plasma

April 18, 2013
Ankle, Arm, Arthritis, Foot, Hand, Knee, Wrist

What is Autologous Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)? “Autologous Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is defined as the volume of plasma in autologous blood with a platelet concentration above baseline.” Platelets are tiny plate-shaped, colourless bodies which when activated helps release growth factors that work with white blood cells for tissue regeneration. This is where PRP can help to […]

Knee (Synovial) Plica

April 5, 2013

Brief Outline of Knee (Synovial) Plica Injury The synovial plica is a thin fibrous membrane that is a remnant from the foetal knee development. The plica once divided the knee into three separate compartments during foetal development but then became a part of the knee structure as the compartments became one protective cavitiy. The plica […]

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

April 4, 2013

Brief Outline of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome Pain in the patella (knee cap), especially after sitting for a long time or running downhill, may be a result of a fairly common condition called patellofemoral pain syndrome. The pain may result from incorrect movement of the patella over the femur, or tight tendons. The articular cartilage under the […]

Chondromalacia Patellae (Runner’s Knee)

April 3, 2013

Brief Outline of Chondromalacia Patellae (Runner’s Knee) Softening and degeneration of the articular cartilage of the patella (knee cap) in athletes is usually a result of overuse, trauma, or abnormal forces on the knee. In older adults it can be a result of degenerative arthritis. Pain under the knee cap and a grating sensation when the knee […]