Twisted knee

Torn cartilage meniscus

Torn Meniscus

A torn meniscus is a tear of one of the semi-circular cartilage discs in the knee joint. A medial meniscus tear on the inside of the knee is more common. It is caused by direct impact in contact sports or twisting. However, it may also occur in older athletes through gradual degeneration. Torn meniscus symptoms …

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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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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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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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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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