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Medial Meniscus Root Repair in Patients With Open Physes


Abstract:

Meniscal root tears have become increasingly recognized in the past decade. Lateral meniscus root tears typically occur in active, younger patients who sustain acute anterior cruciate ligament tears. Conversely, medial meniscus root tears typically occur in isolation and affect middle-aged patients. However, recent reports have described the incidence of meniscal root tears occurring in […]

Medial Meniscus Root Repair in Patients With Open Physes

Genu Recurvatum

Description of Genu Recurvatum

One of the more difficult problems to treat in sports medicine is genu recurvatum.

In this condition, an athlete sustains an injury and has excessive backwards motion of their knee (hyperextension of the knee). In these circumstances it can often be difficult to treat this problem and patients can have significant disability.

It is […]

Genu Recurvatum

PCL Injury

If you are experiencing pain behind the knee, it could be a PCL tear or strain.

What is the PCL (Posterior Cruciate Ligament)?

The ligament located on the back and middle of the knee is known as the posterior cruciate ligament, or the PCL. It is one of several ligaments that connect the femur (thighbone) […]

PCL Injury

MCL Injury

What is an MCL Injury?

The most common knee injury is to the medial aspect of the knee.

The medial collateral ligament, or MCL, extends from the end of the femur (thigh bone) to the top of the tibia (shin bone) and is on the inside of the knee joint. There are three main anatomic structures in […]

MCL Injury

ACL Injury

Description of ACL Injuries

The anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, is one of four major ligaments that make up the knee. Ligaments are in place to stabilize the femur (thigh bone), which sits just above the tibia (shin bone).

The ACL is critical to maintaining knee stability. ACL injuries are very common among athletes of all ages […]

ACL Injury

Posterolateral Knee Injuries

Description of Posterolateral Knee Injuries

Located on the outside of the knee joint, the posterolateral corner (PLC) of the knee functions to stabilize the knee against direct lateral or external forces. Injuries that occur to this area are often due to a sports impact injury – from sports like – football, soccer skiing and basketball. Although […]

Posterolateral Knee Injuries

Multi-Ligament Knee Injuries

Anatomy of the Knee

The knee is one of the largest and strongest joints in the human body. Vital for multi-directional movement, the knee connects the thigh-bone (the femur) to the leg bone (the tibia). Most of this connecting mechanism is accomplished through ligaments. Sagital-MRI-ACL-PCL-crossing-in-cruciate-fashion.

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Multi-Ligament Knee Injuries

Knee Dislocation

Description of a Dislocated Knee

A dislocated knee is an uncommon knee injury seen by orthopaedic physicians.

A knee dislocation typically happens after a traumatic fall, high-speed car injury or a severe sporting accident. Sometimes, a dislocated knee will go back (reduce) into place on its own or with assistance, but this is a very painful and […]

Knee Dislocation

Knee Arthritis

Description of Knee Arthritis

Arthritis in the knees is a debilitating condition that affects thousands of people every day.

Knee arthritis is any injury that involves damage to the cartilage on the end of the bones (the gristle that one sees on the end of a chicken bone is the cartilage). Once the cartilage in the knee […]

Knee Arthritis
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