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What are Patella Fractures?

The patella, also known as the kneecap bone, is a flat and rounded triangular bone which connects the thigh bone and shin bone. Injuries to the knee can sometimes lead to the patella breaking. How does the Patella Fracture? Patella Fractures usually occur from direct impact onto the patella. An example of this is a

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What is an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury?

What is the ACL? The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the main ligaments in the knee joint. It connects the thigh bone (femur) to the shin bone (tibia), as seen below: The ACL is a rope-like structure that mainly functions to prevent the tibia from sliding out in front of the femur, and

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What happens if I injure my Posterior Cruciate Ligament?

What is a Posterior Cruciate Ligament injury? The posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) is located at the back of the knee. The PCL connects the thighbone to the shinbone. Ligaments are strong bands of tissue that attach bones to one another. A PCL injury is not usually as serious as an ACL injury, though it can

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Understanding Meniscal Injuries: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment Options

Meniscal Injury The meniscus is a C-shaped piece of cartilage (a type of connective tissue)within the knee. There is an inner (medial) and outer (lateral) meniscus in each knee. It acts as a shock absorber in the knee, helps to lubricate the knee, and helps to stabilise the knee joint. Common Patterns of injury Meniscal

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Sarah Taylor

Obstetrics & Gynaecology