Sudden onset knee 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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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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Medial knee ligament sprain MCL

Medial Knee Ligament (MCL Sprain)

A Medial collateral knee ligament sprain or MCL sprain is a tear of the ligament on the inside of the knee. It is usually caused by twisting or direct impact, but may develop gradually over time through overuse. Here we explain the symptoms, causes, treatment and rehabilitation of an MCL sprain. MCL sprain symptoms Medial …

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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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Coronary Ligament Sprain

Coronary ligament sprain has similar symptoms to cartilage meniscus injury and often occur at the same time as lateral knee ligament injuries (at the side of the knee). A sharp pain is felt on twisting and turning but it is often not bad enough to require complete rest. Symptoms of a coronary ligament sprain A …

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Biceps Femoris Tendon Avulsion

A biceps femoris avulsion strain or fracture occurs when the tendon comes away from the bone, taking a small fragment of bone with it causing pain and swelling at the outside back of the knee. It may often be misdiagnosed as a simple tendon injury and may require a much longer period of recovery. Biceps …

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