26 Nov

Post ACL Rehabilitation

Education and helping the patient adapting to the new “post-surgery” situation as quick as possible is one of our main goals as Physiotherapists at Movement Perfected. This goes hand in hand with regaining and achieving full range of movement and the patient’s pre-surgery level (back to work, sports and hobbies) within reasonable time. Therefore we […]

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20 Sep

Medial Collateral Ligament Injury

Injuries of the MCL usually occur in contact sports such as football, rugby, martial arts, skiing and in daily life through twists and falls of the knee joint. A mild MCL strain should heal within 3 to 6 weeks; a complete rupture (grade 2 to 3) up to 12 weeks.   Function: The inside of […]

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20 Sep

Lateral Collateral Ligament Injury

A lateral collateral ligament injury refers to a tear in the ligament which runs down and supports the outer aspect of the knee joint. The lateral collateral ligament is injured when it is overstretched.   Function: Importance of the lateral collateral ligament is the maintenance of the knee stability. The LCL is biomechanically and anatomically […]

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20 Sep

Iliotibial Friction Syndrome

The iliotibial band is a reinforcement of the tensor fascia lata muscle, coming from the hip, going all the way down the thigh, attaching at the outside side of the knee. Pain usually occurs when running downhill or on the same surface over a longer period of time. Through the constant rubbing of this band […]

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20 Sep

Fracture of Tibial Plateau

A fracture of the tibial plateau refers to a break in the top of the shin bone (tibia) just below where it joins with the thigh bone to form the knee joint.   Common reason: The tibial plateau may be fractured following a direct blow to the knee joint or as a result of a […]

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20 Sep

Fat Pad Impingement or Hoffa Syndrome

Also known as “Hoffa’s syndrome”, fat pad impingement refers to the fat pad in the front of the knee joint becoming pinched between the kneecap (Patella) and the underlying leg bone.   Function: The fat pad (Hoffa fat pad) is an intracapsular but extrasynovial structure in the knee joint and helps to maintain integrity of […]

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20 Sep

Dislocation of Patella (kneecap)

Dislocation of the patella refers to when the kneecap (patella) moves out, and stays out of its normal position in the grove of the thigh bone. There are two forms of dislocation: acute traumatic dislocation and habitual dislocation.   Function: Primary function of the patella is during knee extension, as the patella is functioning as […]

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20 Sep

Osgood Schlatter Disease

Osgood Schlatter’s disease refers to an injury to the bone growth plate in the shin bone (tibia) just below the knee cap, which occurs in younger athletes. It is more a condition than disease.   Function: The large muscle on the front of the thigh (quadriceps) attaches to the shin bone via the patellar tendon. The […]

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20 Sep

Osteoarthritis of the knee

Function: Osteoarthritis (OA) is a disease which affects the joints in the body. The surface of the joint is damaged and the surrounding bone grows thicker. OA of the knee causes joint damage and swelling (inflammation) making it painful to move the knee. Common reason: Many factors seem to increase the risk of osteoarthritis developing […]

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20 Sep

Osteochondral Lesion/Osteochondritis Dissecans

Osteochondral lesions or osteochondritis dissecans is an idiopathic disease which affects the subchondral bone and its overlying articular cartilage due to loss of blood flow; this leads to loose bodies within the joint.   Common reasons: It occurs can occur when there already is an injury to the joint, for example a badly twisted knee, […]

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