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Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Anatomy Over the ends of any bone that forms a joint (articulates) with another bone, we find shiny white cartilage that we call articular cartilage. As part of the ageing process, being active and/or maybe having injuries at certain times in our lives we can potentially damage the articular cartilage. Unfortunately, the cartilage has next

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Anterior Cruciate Ligamnet (ACL) Injuries

https://www.bridgehw.com/services/physiotherapy-christchurch-dorset/ Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of 2 ligaments that can be found inside the knee joint itself. They work together to support the knee, especially into rotation movements. The ACL also helps control the tibia (shin bone) moving forwards (translating) under the thigh bone (femur). Both rotation

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Spotlight on… Cartilage Tears in the Knee

When people talk about tearing the cartilage in their knee they are usually talking about the meniscus. We have 2 menisci, the medial (on the inside of the knee) and lateral (on the outside of the knee). They are discs of cartilage that add surface area to the joint and provide additional stability and some

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Spotlight on The Knee

The knee is the largest joint in the body and, clearly, is one of the most important , allowing us to walk, run, sprint and change direction, all while supporting the body’s weight.  It takes a huge amount of pressure throughout our lives and, unfortunately, often starts to fail as we get older.  It is

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