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Month: May 2013

Osgood-Schlatter Disease

May 31, 2013

Brief Outline of Osgood-Schlatter Disease Osgood-Schlatter disease is a condition that affects young teens. It is more prevalent in males than females and has a slightly higher prevalence in the left knee than the right. The patella tendon pulls on the tibial tuberosity just below the knee, and when the quadriceps are tight or repetitive flexion […]

Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Rupture

May 27, 2013

Brief Outline of Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Rupture A ligament is tough, fibrous connective tissue that provides support and strength to joint. A lateral collateral ligament (LCL) rupture (as opposed to an MCL rupture) involves tearing or stretching of this ligament of the knee. This ligament is designed to hold the knee joint together on the lateral (outside) […]

Iliotibial Band ITB Syndrome

May 27, 2013

Brief Outline of Iliotibial Band ITB Syndrome Iliotibial band syndrome is caused by excessive friction between the iliotibial band (or tract) and the lateral epicondyle, at the end of the femur where it forms the knee. This friction can also occur at the hip as well. The friction causes inflammation and pain in the iliotibial band. Since […]

Hamstring Tendinitis

May 25, 2013

Brief outline of hamstring tendinitis Hamstring tendinitis, like other versions of tendinitis, involves inflammation of the tendon. This can be a result of repetitive stresses to the hamstring tendons or excessive stress before the muscles are conditioned to cope with it. Pain at the back of the leg above the knee, especially when extending the […]

Types of Knee Injury

May 22, 2013

Acute Knee Injury Acute knee injuries are those that occur from a single traumatic event. They may be caused by excessive force placed on a joint, such as a blow to the area, forceful twisting, or force unevenly applied. For the knee, this could be caused by a blow to the lateral or medial side of […]