Impact to the knee

Torn cartilage meniscus

Torn Meniscus

A torn meniscus is a tear of one of the semi-circular cartilage discs in the knee joint. A medial meniscus tear on the inside of the knee is more common. It is caused by direct impact in contact sports or twisting. However, it may also occur in older athletes through gradual degeneration. Torn meniscus symptoms …

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Unhappy triad knee injury

Unhappy Triad of the Knee

The unhappy triad is a severe injury which involves damage to three of the four major ligaments in the knee. This is a major knee injury that often occurs after a severe impact. What is the Unhappy triad injury? The unhappy triad, also known as the terrible triad, or O’Donoghue triad is a severe knee …

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Tibial plateau fracture

Tibial Plateau Fracture

A tibial plateau fracture is a break to the upper surface of the tibia (shin bone). The tibial plateau is prone to becoming fractured in high-speed accidents such as those associated with skiing, horse riding, and certain water sports. Tibial plateau fracture symptoms There is normally a recent history of trauma to the knee. Severe …

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Medial knee ligament sprain MCL

Medial Knee Ligament (MCL Sprain)

A Medial collateral knee ligament sprain or MCL sprain is a tear of the ligament on the inside of the knee. It is usually caused by twisting or direct impact, but may develop gradually over time through overuse. Here we explain the symptoms, causes, treatment and rehabilitation of an MCL sprain. MCL sprain symptoms Medial …

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Articular Cartilage Injury

Articular cartilage injury is damage to the tough, thin cartilage that lines the ends of bones. It is often caused by a collision or trauma to the knee or in conjunction with other knee joint injuries. Here explain the symptoms, causes, and treatment of an articular cartilage injury to the knee. Symptoms of articular cartilage …

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Patella injury

Acute Patella Injury

An acute patella injury is an injury to the kneecap or patella from a direct blow or fall onto the knee. This could include bruising or soft tissue injury but in more severe cases a fracture of the patella is also possible. Patellofemoral pain is sometimes a complication to be aware of. Symptoms Sudden acute …

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Osteochondritis dissecans

Osteochondritis Dissecans (Knee)

Osteochondritis dissecans is also called an Osteochondral fracture. It is a tear of the cartilage which covers the ends of the bone within a joint. It can occur is association with other injuries such as ACL tears. Symptoms of Osteochondritis dissecans The athlete will feel immediate pain at the time of injury with rapid swelling. …

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Peroneal Nerve Contusion

Peroneal Nerve Contusion

The peroneal nerve is a branch of the sciatic nerve which runs down the outside of the lower leg, serving the peroneal muscles which help pull the foot upwards and inwards. Here we explain symptoms, causes and treatment for Peroneal nerve contusion. Peroneal nerve injury symptoms Symptoms of a peroneal nerve injury, also known as …

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