Runner’s Knee (Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome)

Overview: Runner’s knee, clinically known as patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), is a common condition characterised by pain around or behind the kneecap (patella). This condition often affects individuals who engage in activities that involve repetitive knee motion, such as running, jumping, or cycling. Runner’s knee typically results from irritation of the soft tissues surrounding the […]

Osgood-Schlatter Disease

Overview: Osgood-Schlatter disease is a common condition among adolescents, especially those who are physically active. It involves inflammation of the patellar tendon at the point where it attaches to the tibia (shinbone), just below the kneecap. This condition typically affects growing children and adolescents, often during periods of rapid growth and increased physical activity. Anatomy: […]

Knee Bursitis

Overview: Knee bursitis is a condition characterised by inflammation of the bursae, small fluid-filled sacs located around the knee joint. These bursae serve as cushions between bones, tendons, and muscles, reducing friction during movement. When inflamed, knee bursae can cause pain, swelling, and limited mobility. Anatomy: The knee contains several bursae, including the prepatellar, infrapatellar, […]

MCL Tear

Overview: An MCL tear, or medial collateral ligament tear, is a prevalent knee injury involving damage to the ligament on the inner side of the knee joint. The MCL plays a vital role in stabilising the knee and preventing excessive lateral movement, particularly against forces applied from the outside of the knee. Anatomy: The medial […]

ACL Tear

Overview: An ACL tear, short for anterior cruciate ligament tear, is a common knee injury, particularly among athletes involved in sports that require sudden stops, changes in direction, or jumping. The ACL is one of the major ligaments in the knee, providing stability to the joint and preventing excessive forward movement of the tibia (shin […]

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