Knee

A Patient’s Guide to Quadriceps Tendonitis of the Knee

Table of Contents Introduction Anatomy Causes Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment for Quadriceps Tendonitis of the Knee Rehabilitation Introduction Alignment or overuse problems of the knee structures can lead to strain, irritation, and/or injury of the quadriceps muscle and tendon. This produces pain, weakness, and swelling of the knee joint. These problems can affect people of all …

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Meniscus Injuries

Table of Contents Introduction to Meniscal Injuries A Patient’s Guide to Meniscal Injuries Introduction Anatomy Causes Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment for Meniscus Injuries Rehabilitation FAQ Introduction to Meniscal Injuries Five years ago, Dr. Goldblatt, orthopedic surgeon and professor at the University of Rochester School of Medicine (New York) wrote an article on meniscal (knee) injuries. It …

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Synovial Thickening

Synovial thickening is a vital clinical finding. It indicates primary inflammation of the synovia and differentiates this from a secondary synovitis. Synovial swelling is best detected at the medial and lateral condyles of the femur, about 2 cm posterior to the medial and lateral edges of the patella. Here the capsule lies almost superficially, covered …

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Specific Tests – Medial Shearing

Table of Contents Significance Positioning Common mistakes Normal functional anatomy Significance This test is used to detect internal derangement at the inner side of the knee. Pain on jerk is suggestive for a minor lesion at the tibial insertion of the anterior cruciate ligament. Positioning The subject lies in the supine position with the knee …

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