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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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How is Knee Osteoarthritis Treated?

Treatment of knee osteoarthritis (OA) depends on the stage of the disease. In the early stages of the disease, non-surgical treatments, minor surgical procedures, and knee injections predominate. When knee degeneration has become moderate to severe, surgical treatments become the predominant option. Do discuss with your surgeon the options available for your specific condition. Non-surgical

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Is my Kneecap Dislocated?

What is kneecap dislocation? Kneecap dislocation, also known as patellar dislocation, occurs when the kneecap (patella) moves out of its original position. In the process, the connective tissues that hold the patella bone in place may also stretch and tear. We will focus on acquired patella dislocations that happen due to injuries. Some patients may

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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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Sarah Taylor

Obstetrics & Gynaecology