Knee Guides

Osteochondritis

What is Osteochondritis? Also known as OCD or OD, Osteochondritis is the result of joint separation where the cartilage or a fragment of bone is inflamed and separates from the rest of the bone. In some cases, the cartilage or bone fragment stays in place. However, if it lodges in...

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Knee Arthritis

What is knee arthritis? Aside from age and genes, knee arthritis can develop from repetitive stress injuries. These kinds of injuries are synonymous with certain jobs and sports that involve stress at the knee joint: kneeling, squatting, or heavy lifting. Some sports are also thought to cause its onset, including...

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Knee Replacement Surgery

What is knee replacement surgery? As the result of extensive strain, arthritis or a previous injury; the knee joint can become damaged causing pain and diminished movement. Simple everyday activity like going for a walk can become painful and difficult. Knee replacement surgery aims to improve mobility and reduce the...

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Rugby Injuries

What are rugby injuries? Endurance running and contact unfortunately equals rugby injuries. Tackling, scrums, rucks and mauls equal running injuries. With the amount of running, there is the potential to experience overuse injuries as well as trauma injuries from the contact. Tendinitis in the knee is a common injury that...

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Runner’s Knee

What is Runner’s knee? The term ‘runner’s knee’ refers to several problems that cause pain on the front of the knee.  It commonly presents as constant ache underneath your kneecap when you run. Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), or anterior knee pain, or runner’s knee is the most common running injury....

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