Knee joint pain

Chondromalacia patella

Chondromalacia Patella

Chondromalacia patella (CMP) is damage to the articular cartilage under the kneecap. Symptoms are similar to patellofemoral pain as the kneecap rubs on the bone underneath causing swelling and pain. Medically reviewed by Dr Chaminda

Unhappy triad of the knee

Unhappy Triad of the Knee

The unhappy triad is a severe injury involving damage to three of the four major ligaments in the knee. Medically reviewed by Dr Chaminda Goonetilleke, 31st Dec. 2021 What is the Unhappy triad injury? The

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,

Dislocated knee

Dislocated Knee

A dislocated knee occurs when the femur (thigh bone) and the tibia (shin bone) move apart. This is different from a patella dislocation where the kneecap only dislocates outwards. It is a far more serious,

Patellofemoral instability

Patellofemoral Instability

Patellofemoral instability is a sensation of the kneecap slipping or feeling loose. It causes pain and swelling at the front of the knee and has a number of causes including previous patella dislocation injury. We

Articular knee cartilage

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

Acute patellla injury

Acute Patella Injury

An acute patella injury is an injury to the kneecap or patella. It often results from a direct blow or a fall onto the knee. Medically reviewed by Dr. Chaminda Goonetilleke, 21st Dec. 2021 Symptoms

Osteochondritis dissecans

Osteochondritis Dissecans (Knee)

Osteochondritis dissecans or Osteochondral fracture is a tear of the cartilage which covers the ends of the bone within a joint. It can occur in association with other injuries such as ACL tears. Medically reviewed

Knee synovitis

Knee Synovitis

Knee synovitis occurs when the synovial membrane which lines and lubricates the knee joint, becomes inflamed. Swelling or stiffness are symptoms that may follow another injury, arthritis, or gout. Medically reviewed by Dr Chaminda Goonetilleke,

Proximal Tibiofibular - Dislocation

Proximal Tibiofibular Joint Dislocation

Dislocation of the proximal tibiofibular joint is an injury to the joint where the shin bones (tibia & fibula) meet at the knee. It often occurs following an impact or a fall with the knee

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