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Tag: knee pain

Subluxing Knee Cap

Dr Kevin Yip

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)

Dr Kevin Yip

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

Dr Kevin Yip

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 […]

Learn More About Synvisc

Dr Kevin Yip

Take Control of Your Knee Osteoarthritis Synvisc is a way to treat your osteoarthritis knee pain by addressing the problem at its cause. It works safely and naturally, without the need for drugs or surgery, and has been proven to be highly effective in relieving pain and restoring mobility in most patients. What is Synvisc? […]

Types of Knee Injury

Dr Kevin Yip

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 […]

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