Chondromalacia patella

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Chondromalacia patella – Definition

Chondromalacia patella is a softening or wearing away of the articular cartilage on the undersurface of the kneecap (patella). Articular cartilage is a smooth substance that covers the femur (thighbone), the tibia (shinbone), and the patella. These structures form the knee joint. The articular cartilage cushions these three bones and allows them to move freely and easily where they meet in the knee. But, when the articular cartilage softens or wears away, pain and inflammation result.

Anterior cruciate ligament injury

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(ACL Injury)

Anterior cruciate ligament injury – Definition

An anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is a tear in the ACL ligament. The ACL is located in the middle of the knee joint and connects the lower leg bone to the thigh bone. It stabilizes the knee by preventing the thigh bone from sliding too far forward at the knee.

Hip dislocation

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(Dislocated Hip; Dislocation, Hip)

Hip dislocation – Definition

A hip dislocation occurs when the ball of the thighbone (femur) moves out of place within the socket of the pelvic bone (acetabulum). This ball and socket forms the hip joint.

Vaginal yeast infection

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(Vaginal Candidiasis; Candida Vulvovaginitis; Yeast Infection; Monilial Vulvovaginitis; Vulvovaginal Candidiasis; VVC)

Vaginal yeast infection – Definition

A vaginal yeast infection is caused by a yeast fungus called Candida. While yeast is common in the vagina, it can cause irritating symptoms when it grows excessively.

Urinary tract infection

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(UTI; Lower UTI)

Urinary tract infection – Definition

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) is an infection in any part of the urinary system. Most infections start in the lower urinary tract in the bladder or urethra. The urethra is a tube that carries the urine out of the body. However, a UTI can also include an infection in the upper urinary system including the kidneys.