Posts Tagged ‘Knee’

Anterior cruciate ligament surgery

Written by Medicine and Health. Posted in Tests, procedures and surgery

Anterior cruciate ligament surgery – Definition

This is surgery to reconstruct the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee after it is torn. Often, a graft made of tendon is used to reconstruct the torn ligament.

Patellar tendinopathy

Written by Medicine and Health. Posted in Disease, Condition & Injury, Knee conditions, Legs conditions

(Jumper’s Knee; Patellar Tendonitis; Patellar Tendinosis; Quadriceps Tendonitis; Infrapatellar Tendinopathy; Patellar Apicitis)

Patellar tendinopathy – Definition

Tendinopathy is an injury to the tendon. It can cause pain, swelling, and limit movement. The injuries can include:

  • Tendonitis — an inflammation of the tendon (Although this term is used often, most cases of tendinopathy are not associated with significant inflammation.)
  • Tendinosis — microtears (tiny breaks) in the tendon tissue with no significant inflammation

Osgood-Schlatter Disease

Written by Medicine and Health. Posted in Disease, Condition & Injury, Knee conditions, Legs conditions

Osgood-Schlatter Disease – Definition

Osgood-Schlatter disease is inflammation of the bone and surrounding soft tissue just below the knee. It occurs at the point where the tibia (shinbone) attaches to the tendon of the kneecap (patellar tendon).