Osteoarthritis of the knee can be divided into five specific stages, with stage 0 implying a healthy knee. Some medical communities tend to cover only four stages, skipping stage 0 and starting the diagnosis from stage 1 only. Understanding the five stages of osteoarthritis of the knee is important to understand how osteoarthritis of the knee develops and what you can do to control and treat its symptoms.
Tear or sprain in the anterior cruciate ligament is known as ACL injury. ACL injury or tear occurs if there is a sudden movement, or a quick and sharp turn while running or jumping. ACL or anterior cruciate ligament injuries are very painful and make it hard to walk or put pressure on the affected limb. Know what is an ACL injury, how does it occur, who is at risk and the treatment and complications of ACL Injury.
Repairing a torn ACL is very important, as the Anterior Cruciate Ligament is responsible for the smooth functioning of the knee. Ignoring a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament or ACL can lead to the following consequences: •Pain With Walking •Arthritis •Joint Stiffness •Muscle Atrophy •Weight Gain •Injury to Other Leg •Postural and Spinal Problems •Increased Pain and Discomfort
Torn meniscus may take two to three weeks to recover. Read on to know more.
Bursitis means a specific bursa is irritated mostly due to any external pressure and then inflamed. This condition is very painful. The pain increases if not taken care of in time. Certain positions and activities aggravate the pain of pes anserine bursitis. If these positions and activities are not avoided, condition worsens. Normally, sufficient rest along with medicines and therapy are required to recuperate from this painful condition.
The answer to this question is no. The cartilage does not have any blood vessels and thus it does not get any oxygenated blood which can help a damaged cartilage regenerate itself. Furthermore, once the bones of an individual stops growing which is usually by the age of 15 or 16, the chances of a damaged cartilage repairing itself virtually ceases.
Coming to question on whether an individual can walk with a broken kneecap then the answer is NO. The moment an individual incurs a broken kneecap there is immediate development of pain and swelling which may be quite significant. There may also be a visible deformity. In case of a displaced fracture, a visible gap may be noted at the area of the knee. The symptoms will be so significant that it would be virtually impossible for the individual to bear weight on the knee.
In cases of prepatellar bursitis caused due to overuse, then the main symptoms are a constant dull ache or a burning pain around the kneecap which can worsen with even light palpation, pressure, or any movement of the joint. The overall time required for prepatellar bursitis to heal is quite variable and may vary from as less as two weeks to more than 8 weeks in duration. In certain acute cases of prepatellar bursitis it may take longer than 10 weeks for the condition to heal.
Hyperextension injury of the knee occurs when there is excessive force placed on the knee joint and it is forced to extend or go beyond its normal range of motion. Know the causes, symptoms, treatment and recovery of Hyperextension injury of the knee.
The internal derangement of knee means an internal damage to the knee caused due to trauma. This damage can be due to injury or due to an overuse of the knee. Internal derangement of knee does not include chronic disorders such as osteoarthritis of the knee, chondromalacia patellae, discoid meniscus and meniscal cysts. Know the causes, symptoms, treatment and prognosis of internal derangement of the knee.
The most common causes of Posterior Horn Medial Meniscus Tear are sporting injuries, blunt trauma to the knee, and normal wear and tear of the knee. Know what is posterior horn medial meniscus tear, its causes, symptoms, treatment and recovery time.
Pain medicines, (NSAIDs) and acetaminophen are medication used in treating Patellar Dislocation or Kneecap Dislocation. If a ligament is damaged due to Patellar Dislocation or Kneecap Dislocation; reconstruction will often be done on the patellofemoral ligament (damaged ligament) in a surgery using a donated tendon. Learn about the surgery, physical therapy and lifestyle changes to treat Patellar Dislocation or Kneecap Dislocation.
Some exercise should be given to you by a physiotherapist, like raising your leg straight, for you to do at home to improve the movement of the knee and strengthen the muscles of the leg. If you are currently managing the recurring dislocation, you will not need supervised treatment.
The aim of physiotherapy after a fractured tibial plateau or tibial plateau fractures is to help you heal soon. You will normally feel unsteady, stiff and weak when you can put more weight on the leg during the recovery period of fractured tibial plateau or tibial plateau fracture.