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Patellar dislocation: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

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In the typical patellar dislocation, the patella jumps out of the intended slideway to the outside. This leads too often to injuries of ligaments, cartilage, and bones. The first luxation event usually occurs before the age of 20. Causes of a patellar dislocation In most cases, this is an unfavorable combination of components that promote …

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Knee Plica Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

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Knee plica syndrome (or shelf syndrome) occurs after overuse, muscle imbalance, or injury to the knee. It is caused by inflammation and swelling of the mucosal folds (synovial folds, plicae) in the knee joint. This can lead to pain and restricted movement in the knee joint. Three mucous membrane folds of the knee can be …

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Patellar tendonitis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

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The kneecap, or patella, is a triangular, disc-shaped flat bone viewed from the front, which is part of our knee joint and plays a vital role in the mobility and strength of our knee. Like almost any other organ, the kneecap can become inflamed and cause patellar tendonitis. This can lead to considerable pain and …

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Quadriceps Tendonitis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

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Quadriceps tendonitis is inflammation of the tendon of the quadriceps (thigh) muscle, where it inserts at the top of the patella and is responsible for the forceful extension of the knee. While the different muscle parts originate from different structures, the quadriceps tendon attaches to the tibial tuberosity, which is prominently located on the shin. The patella is …

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Sinding-Larsen’s disease: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

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The disease known as Sinding-Larsen’s disease is an extremely painful inflammatory reaction in the area of the knee joint. The inflammatory processes typical of Sinding-Larsen’s disease have their origin in the patellar tendon (patellar tendon, tendon of the quadriceps muscle). They manifest themselves mainly at the tip of the patella. As the inflammatory processes spread, …

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Arthrofibrosis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

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Arthrofibrosis is a dreaded, in its etiology largely unexplained joint disease following surgery or injury, resulting in a more or less severe, sometimes painful restriction of joint mobility. A distinction is made between the following: Primary arthrofibrosis, which is characterized by generalized scarring in the joint.Secondary arthrofibrosis, in which local mechanical irritations are the cause …

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Osgood-Schlatter disease: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

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Osgood-Schlatter disease is a painful irritation of the insertion of the patellar tendon (patellar tendon) at the front of the tibia. It can cause the detachment and death (necrosis) of bone fragments from the tibia. This results in a dead bone area (osteonecrosis). As this osteonecrosis is not infectious (not caused by bacteria, viruses, or …

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Baker`s cyst: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

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A knee joint disease causes a Baker’s cyst with chronic knee joint effusion. This results in a bulging (bulge) of the posterior joint capsule, comparable to an overflow valve. Alternatively, mechanical irritation of the muscles that are located in the hollow of the knee can also cause ganglia (cavities filled with jelly) to form, which …

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Osteochondrosis dissecans: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

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Osteochondrosis dissecans (OD) is a disease that frequently occurs during growth and young adulthood and affects the knee joint in approximately 85% of cases. In the course of this disease, bone death occurs close to the cartilage, whereby a piece of cartilage located above the affected bone region can detach from its bond. Bone necrosis …

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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: Symptoms, and Treatment

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PFFS (Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome) is one of the most common symptoms in the anterior knee area and is also known as runner’s knee. Behind PFSS there is no uniform clinical picture, but a very complex symptom, which is discussed very differently in terms of definition, diagnosis, and etiology (causes). The definition of an Australian research …

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