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Month: October 2013

Subluxing Knee Cap

October 28, 2013
Knee

Brief Outline of Subluxing Knee Cap A subluxation or dislocation of the knee cap (patella) commonly occurs during deceleration. The knee cap slides partially out of the groove that is designed for it but does not limit mobility. Pain and swelling may accompany this condition. Athletes who have a muscle imbalance or a structural deformity, […]

Patellar Tendinitis (Jumper’s Knee)

October 28, 2013
Knee

Brief Outline of Patellar Tendinitis Activities that require repetitive jumping like basketball or volleyball can lead to tendinitis in the patellar (tendon) ligament, also referred to as jumper’s knee. The force placed on the tendon over time can lead to inflammation and pain. The pain is generally felt just below the knee cap. Anatomy and physiology […]

Osteochondritis Dissecans

October 28, 2013
Knee

Brief Outline of Osteochondritis Dissecans Osteochondritis dissecans (loose bodies in the joint) occurs when a fragment of bone adjacent to the articular surface of a joint is deprived of its blood supply, leading to avascular necrosis. This causes the cartilage to become brittle and a piece, or pieces, may found in several joints, this condition is […]

Knee Bursitis

October 26, 2013
Knee

Brief Outline of Knee Bursitis   Bursitis can be a painful condition, especially when located in the weight bearing knee joint. Since the job of the bursa is to cushion and lubricate the joint where friction is likely to occur, inflammation will result in  pain in most weight bearing, flexion, or extension activities. The knee […]

Meniscus Tear

October 25, 2013
Knee

Brief Outline of Meniscus Tear The menisci are discs of fibrocartilage that cushion the knee joint. Tearing of the menisci can occur with forceful twisting of the knee, or may accompany other injuries such as ligament sprains. The unhappy triad is when a blow to the lateral side of the knee causes tearing of the medial […]