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Knee Injury

knee

The view on the right shows common injury sites within the knee. Problems with the knee in this view can be caused by;

Collateral ligament injury

Meniscus injury

Knee arthritis

Patello femoral dysfunction

knee

On the left is an exploded view of the knee joint itself. Injuries common in this area are;

Anterior cruciate ligament tear

Posterior cruciate ligament tear

plicaknee

On the right shows another very common knee problem that is often misdiagnosed

Plica syndrome

Due to the differing anatomy of the female, with wider hips and pelvis knee pain can be a particular problem especially when partaking in high impact sporting activity. In fact the prevalence of knee wear and tear arthritis in women is far higher than that of men.

We have dedicated information on;

knee pain in the female athlete