Impact to the knee

Lateral knee ligament sprain

Lateral Knee Ligament Sprain

A lateral ligament sprain is a knee injury involving a tear to the ligament on the outside of the knee. It most commonly occurs following a direct blow to the inside of the knee. However, it can develop gradually through overuse. On this page: Symptoms & diagnosis Causes & anatomy Treatment Sports massage Surgery Go …

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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. The unhappy triad, also known as the terrible triad, or o’donoghues triad is a severe knee injury. It involves full or partial …

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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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Osteochondral Knee Fracture

An Osteochondral fracture is a tear of the cartilage which covers the end of a bone, within a joint. It is also known as Osteochondritis Dissecans and is common in the knee joint, especially in association with other injuries such as ACL tears. Osteochondral fracture symptoms The athlete will feel immediate pain at the time …

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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. Peroneal nerve …

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Tibial plateau fracture

Tibial Plateau Fracture

The tibial plateau is the upper surface of the tibia or shin bone. It 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 area followed by swelling and pain …

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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. Symptoms of …

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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 …

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