Knee
 
Sinding-Larsen Johansson Disease (SLJ) is a possible cause of knee pain in 8-to-13-year-old active individuals. Children often complain of pain and swelling at the bottom of the knee cap that may be worsened by climbing stairs, running, jumping, deep bending of the knee, or kneeling....[Read More]
Patellofemoral pain is a common but complex knee problem that occurs in active people. The patella (kneecap) sits in a groove at the bottom of the thigh bone (femur)....[Read More]
A tendon is a thick band that attaches a muscle to a bone. The patellar tendon goes from the bottom of the kneecap (patella) to the top of the shinbone (tibia). Patellar tendinopathy, otherwise known as “jumper’s knee,” is an overuse injury caused by stress on the tendon that may end up causing tiny tears within the tendon leading to degeneration....[Read More]
Although patellar and quadriceps tendon ruptures or tears are rare, they are serious injuries....[Read More]
Osgood-Schlatter disease refers to a condition occurring during adolescence that causes pain, swelling and soreness on an area of the upper shinbone, just below the knee, called the tibial tuberosity....[Read More]
Meniscus tears can happen with an acute twisting knee injury, especially in younger athletes. Athletes may also have degenerative tears, which can happen over time. ...[Read More]
The medial collateral ligament (MCL) is one of the four ligaments that stabilize the knee along with the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), and lateral collateral ligament (LCL)....[Read More]
As part of our 5 Questions series, we look at five questions you should ask your doctor about knee arthritis....[Read More]
The iliotibial band (ITB) is a thick band of fascia (a kind of hard flesh) that extends down the outside of the upper thigh....[Read More]
An ACL sprain occurs when there is damage to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), a major knee ligament that is located inside the knee....[Read More]
 
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