Tag Archives: ligament injuries

This is a fracture that occurs at the attachment sites of both ligaments and bone pulls away from the attachment site of the soft tissue. Causes Twisting or rotational injury of a joint. Sports that involve high impact, jumping Common … Continue reading

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Medial Collateral Ligament injuries occur when the knee is being stressed towards the inside – into a knock kneed position – either via non-contact (running/stepping resulting in the knee being twisted) or contact scenarios (an opponent in sport falling onto … Continue reading

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This injury results in the patella (knee cap) moving outside of its natural groove in the joint and dislocating to the outside of the knee. The injury can either be traumatic with a history of trauma, or non-traumatic or spontaneous … Continue reading

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Sprains to the lateral ligaments of the ankle are the most common sporting injury and account for about 10 percent of all sporting injuries. Not surprisingly this has been well researched and there are well over 100 published papers on preventing ankle … Continue reading

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This injury results in the patella (knee cap) moving outside of its natural groove in the joint and dislocating to the outside of the knee. The injury can either be traumatic with a history of trauma, or non-traumatic or spontaneous … 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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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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Shoulder dislocation is a common injury in contact sport and is painful, requiring prompt treatment. Dislocation occurs when the arm is in an elevated position, outstretched and takes an impact to the front or back of the shoulder. Usually the … Continue reading

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Mechanism of Injury This injury usually occurs when the knee is forcefully twisted or hyper-extended. Usually the tearing of the ligament occurs with a sudden directional change with the foot fixed on the ground or when a deceleration force crosses … Continue reading

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A syndesmosis is a joint where the rough edges of two bones are held together by thick connective ligaments. Only a few joints in the body are syndesmosis or syndesmotic joints. The connection of the lower leg bones, the tibia … Continue reading

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