Knee joint pain

Lateral knee meniscus tear

Lateral Meniscus Tear

A lateral meniscus tear is an injury to the semi-circular cartilage on the outside of the knee joint. It can occur suddenly from twisting or a traumatic injury. Or it may develop gradually through wear and tear. Lateral knee meniscus tear symptoms & diagnosis Symptoms of a lateral meniscus tear will vary depending on whether …

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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. Chondromalacia patella symptoms Symptoms are similar to that of patellofemoral pain syndrome. Pain and swelling at the front of the knee, especially over and around the …

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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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Patellofemoral pain syndrome

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) results from the patella (kneecap) rubbing on the femur bone underneath. It is also known as runner’s knee, chondromalacia patellae, anterior knee pain, and patellofemoral joint syndrome. Patellofemoral pain syndrome symptoms Symptoms include an aching pain in the knee joint, particularly at the front of the knee and under the patella. …

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Patellofemoral instability

Patellofemoral Instability

Patellofemoral instability usually involves the patient having a sensation of their kneecap ‘slipping away’ or feeling loose. It can occur through a number of anatomical or genetic causes, or it can result from a previous patella dislocation injury. Here we explain the types and causes of patella instability. Patellofemoral instability or kneecap instability may be …

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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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Knee Synovitis

Knee synovitis occurs when the synovial membrane which lines and lubricates the knee joint, becomes inflamed. Swelling or stiffness in the knee joint may develop following another injury or from arthritis or gout. Symptoms of knee synovitis Symptoms include pain and swelling with stiffness in the knee joint. There will be an increased skin temperature …

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