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A Baker’s Cyst is swollen semimembranosus gastrocnemius bursa. Synovial bursae are sacs that generally occur near our joints and sometimes communicate with the joint cavity. They typically sit at sites of anatomical friction and are designed to reduce friction. A … Continue reading

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Children’s bones are still growing, making them prone to overuse injuries at areas of the bone containing growth cartilage.  One of the most common examples of this type of injury is Osgood-Schlatters syndrome.  Other examples include Severs Syndrome which occurs … Continue reading

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This is a stress injury to the bony attachment of the patellar tendon (see fig 1). It is caused by repeated stress on the growth plate of the bone from activities such as running, jumping and kicking. It usually occurs … Continue reading

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Children’s bones are still growing making them prone to injuries to the areas in the bone known as the epiphysis and apophysis. These are the areas on the growing bone that contain growth cartilage. This is the area of the bone that … Continue reading

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Firstly some general rules: Don’t believe what is written. Many braces are useless and claim to do things that they don’t do. Buying an off the shelf brace is really not a good idea.Get it professionally fitted. If it doesn’t fit … Continue reading

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What is this? Is a condition that affects the vertebral bodies of the spine most commonly in the lumbar spine. It describes one vertebral body moving forward in relation to another vertebral body below. It is often related to previous … Continue reading

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There are two menisci in the knee; each rests between the thigh bone (femur) and shin bone (tibia). The menisci are made of tough cartilage and conform to the surfaces of the bones upon which they rest. The menisci function … Continue reading

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Participation in sport improves physical fitness, coordination, and self-discipline, and gives children valuable opportunities to learn teamwork. Sporting activities can also result in injuries. Some of these injuries are minor and some are serious. Still others result in lifelong medical problems. Injury rates … Continue reading

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An acute wry neck is the sudden onset of neck pain accompanied by spasm of the neck muscles. The main symptom is pain localized to one side of the neck. The pain can be referred to the head or shoulder … Continue reading

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