Knee instability

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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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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Patella Dislocation

Patella dislocation occurs when the kneecap dislocates outside of its normal position. This is usually around the outside of the knee. It can also partially dislocate, called a subluxation. The patella will sometimes go back to its original position, although this will be very painful. Symptoms of patella dislocation Pain will be felt immediately at …

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