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Conditions
11th December 2017

Acute Extremity Compartment Syndrome (AECS)

Pathology - excessive pressure within a compartment of the leg following an injury. Presentation - severe pain, distension of a…
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Conditions
10th December 2017

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most commonly injured knee ligaments, with almost 80% of cases occurring…
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Degenerative Meniscal Tear
Conditions
1st December 2017

Degenerative Meniscal Tears

Pathology - a tear that has developed gradually in the meniscus. Considered a feature of knee osteoarthritis. Presentation - Middle-older…
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Conditions
26th November 2017

Gout and Pseudogout (CPPD disease)

Pathology - joint inflammation caused by deposits of monosodium urate (gout) or calcium pyrophosphate (pseudogout) crystals. Presentation - sudden onset…
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Conditions
25th November 2017

Infection

Infection occurs when foreign organisms (e.g. bacteria, viruses or fungi) enter the body and invade the host tissue. These organisms…
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Conditions
24th November 2017

Knee Fracture

X-rays are required for those with a positive Ottawa Knee Rule or a tense haemarthrosis. The Ottawa Knee Rule applies to…
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Conditions
7th November 2017

Knee Osteoarthritis (OA)

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis (joint disease) and one of the leading causes of pain and…
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Conditions
4th November 2017

Patellar Dislocation

Patella dislocation occurs most often in young, active individuals, with the patella almost always dislocating laterally. When compared with non-surgical…
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Conditions
3rd November 2017

Patellar Tendinopathy – Jumper’s Knee

Patellar tendinopathy classically presents as pain at the inferior pole of the patella and is particularly common in sports that…
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Conditions
3rd November 2017

Patellofemoral pain – Runner’s knee

Patellofemoral pain (PFP) is defined as pain around or behind the patella (knee cap), which is aggravated by at least…
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Conditions
3rd November 2017

Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injury

Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury is typically caused by direct trauma to a bent knee. Limited information exists regarding the…
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Conditions
3rd November 2017

Posterolateral corner (PLC) injury

Pathology - injury to a structure in the posterolateral aspect of the knee, specifically the lateral (fibular) collateral ligament, popliteus tendon…
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Traumatic Meniscal Tear
Conditions
1st September 2017

Traumatic Meniscal Tears – Footballer’s Cartilage

Pathology - meniscus tear caused during a significant, memorable injury to the knee. Presentation - typically in younger individuals. Joint line…
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Conditions
8th August 2017

Vascular Injury

Pathology - injury to an artery with subsequent reduced blood supply to the leg. Typically occurs during dislocation of the…
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