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Tag: knee joint

Osteochondritis Dissecans

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

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 […]

Types of Knee Injury

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 […]

Knee (Synovial) Plica

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

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 […]