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- Anterior cruciate ligament tear
Torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) facts
The anterior cruciate ligament is one of the four ligaments in the knee that provides stabilization.
Torn ACLs are a common knee injury.
An ACL tear or sprain occurs when a sudden change in direction or pivot occurs on a locked knee.
A pop, followed by pain and swelling of the knee are the most common symptoms of an ACL tear.
Women are more likel Read More
- Iliotibial band syndrome (it band syndrome)
Iliotibial band syndrome (it band syndrome) is an inflammatory disease caused by prolonged and rapid cycling of the knee through extension (straightening of the leg) and flexion. Treatment is of two types: non-operative and surgical treatment.1. Non-operative treatmentForemost, the affected person must refrain from activities that involve the knees.•Intermittent cryotherapy helps alle Read More
- Ischemic necrosis of bone
Ischemic necrosis of bone is a degenerative condition of the bone characterized by the death of cellular components of the bone secondary to an interruption of the subchondral blood supply. It is also known as aseptic necrosis, avascular necrosis, and osteonecrosis. It primarily affects the tips of the long bones at weight-bearing joints. The commonly affected sites are the hip, femoral head, knee, talus, and humeral head. Read More
- Knee bursitis
Knee bursitis is a condition that causes pain, swelling, and inflammation in the knee. It is caused by the buildup of fluid in the bursa, which is a fluid-filled sac that helps reduce friction between bones and joints. Medications for knee bursitis are all about reducing inflammation. 1. The first line of treatment is usually ibuprofen, which comes in pill form or as a gel that you can rub on your ski Read More
- Knee injury
Knee injury facts
The knee is one of the most common body parts to be injured.
Types of knee injuries include sprains, strains, bursitis, dislocations, fractures, meniscus tears, and overuse injuries.
Knee injuries are generally caused by twisting or bending force applied to the knee, or a direct blow, such as from sports, falls, or accidents.
Risk factors for knee injury include overuse, improper t Read More
- Multiple epiphyseal dysplasia
The specific signs and symptoms of these disorders can vary from one person to another, even among those with the same subtype. Onset is usually in early childhood. Pain in the hips and knees following exercise is usually the initial sign of these disorders. Affected children may fatigue easily. Some affected children develop a waddling manner of walking (abnormal gait). Growth deficiency occurs in childhood and some children may be short for Read More