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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

Common Peroneal Nerve

What is the Common Peroneal Nerve?

The common peroneal nerve is a branch off the sciatic nerve which mainly supplies sensation to the top of the foot, the outside of the leg, and the web space between the great toe and the 1st toe. It controls the ability for one to extend (lift up) the great […]

Common Peroneal Nerve

Peroneal Nerve Entrapment

Overview of Peroneal Nerve Entrapment

Irritation and entrapment of the common peroneal nerve where it crosses the fibular head can be due to scar tissue, trauma, or other causes.  One of the first things to do in the assessment of possible common peroneal nerve entrapment is to verify that the irritation in the common peroneal nerve at […]

Peroneal Nerve Entrapment

Knee Tendinitis

Description of Knee Tendinitis

Tendinitis, or tendinopathy, involves a breakdown of the normal architecture of the tendons around the knee. Most commonly, this is due to overuse, obesity or joint malalignment. The more common forms of knee tendinitis include patellar tendinitis, quadriceps tendinitis, popliteal tendon tendinitis and tendonitis of other structures.

Symptoms of Knee Tendinitis:

  • Knee Pain
  • […]

Knee Tendinitis

Snapping Hamstrings

Description of Snapping Hamstrings

Snapping hamstrings are a rare condition, but they can cause significant disability in patients who have this pathology.

Lateral, or biceps, snapping hamstrings are usually due to a presumed genetic or injured state where the direct arms of the long and short heads of the biceps no longer attach to the posterolateral aspect […]

Snapping Hamstrings

Runner’s Knee

Description of Runner’s Knee

Runners knee refers to a junk-basket term of multiple pathologies that can cause knee pain. Most commonly they are due to an overuse-type problem, whereby a few of the hamstrings become too tight or a quadriceps becomes weak and the tissues around the knee become irritated. This can also include overuse-type syndromes, […]

Runner’s Knee

Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes | EDS

Description of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) is a group of genetically inherited diseases that involve soft connective tissue by disrupting the production of normal collagen. Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is characterized by the fragility of soft tissue and widespread manifestations in skin, ligaments, joints, blood vessels, and internal organs.

Current classification recognizes six main subtypes:

  • Classical
  • Hypermobility
  • Vascular
  • […]

Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes | EDS

Arthrofibrosis of the Knee

Descripton of Knee Arthrofibrosis

Arthrofibrosis of the knee is a condition whereby knee motion is limited due to scar tissue, contractures after injury or surgery, or due to the effects of osteoarthritis over time. There are 2 types of motion that we usually think of as being important to assess knee arthrofibrosis. First, a lack […]

Arthrofibrosis of the Knee

Soft Tissue Knee Pain

Knee pain is a debilitating symptom associated with knee injuries. While some knee injuries are cut and dry, others are not. Knee pain may derive from damage to the soft tissue or connective tissue of the knee joint, as well as from one or more of the nerves that reside within the knee. While these […]

Soft Tissue Knee Pain
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