Impact to the knee

ACL sprain

ACL Tear | Anterior Cruciate Ligament Sprain

An ACL sprain is a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament in the knee joint. If you suspect you have a torn ACL then seek professional medical attention. On this page: Symptoms Causes & anatomy Treatment ACL taping Exercises Surgery Torn ACL symptoms ACL tears usually occur as a result of a twisting movement when …

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Unhappy Triad of the Knee

Unhappy Triad

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. Severe knee pain, difficulty moving the knee and a tearing sound at the time of injury are the main symptoms.

Articular Cartilage Injury

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.

Patella injury

Acute 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.

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. Symptoms include numbness & tingling in the lower leg and are often caused by a blow to the outside of the knee.

Knee Contusion

Knee Contusion

Knee Contusion

A knee contusion or bruised knee occurs due to an impact on the knee. This can be due to a fall directly onto the knee or something hitting the knee, such as a ball or club. A contusion is a medical term for a bruise. Treatment depends on how bad the injury is.

Patella Dislocation

Patella Dislocation

Patella Dislocation

The patella can dislocate outside of its normal position, usually around the outside of the knee. It can also partially dislocate, called a subluxation. The kneecap will often be visibly displaced and is often caused by a direct impact or a severe twisting action. The patella will sometimes go back to its original position, although this will be very painful.