Osgood-Schlatter Syndrome

WHO? Growing adolescents WHAT? Osgood-Schlatter Syndrome is a knee condition affecting growing adolescents. It causes pain at the front of the knee below the patella (knee cap) at the point at which the patella tendon attaches to the tibial tuberosity (on the shin bone). The pain is usually aggravated during weight bearing or physical activity. WHEN? Osgood-Schlatter Syndrome may affect both girls and boys and is often associated with a high level of activity. Girls are generally affected by Osgood-Schlatter Syndrome between the ages of 10-11 where-as boys are generally affected between the ages of 13-14. HOW? Osgood-Schlatter Syndrome is caused by [...]

Osgood-Schlatter Syndrome2015-09-17T15:35:49+00:00

ACL Injury

WHO? High velocity sports players Footballers Soccer players Basketballers WHAT? The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is an important stabilising structure within the knee joint. Along with the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) it prevents movement of the femur (the thigh bone) and the tibia (the lower leg bone) in relation to one another. WHEN? ACL injury most commonly occurs with sudden changes of direction (rotation of the knee with a planted foot), incorrect landing from a height or direct contact. HOW? When the ACL is stressed in an inappropriate way a tear may occur. ACL Injury is often accompanied by injury of surrounding knee structures, [...]

ACL Injury2015-08-27T13:41:09+00:00