MENISCAL TEAR

meniscal tear

Commonly known as a torn cartilage, a meniscal tear is damage to the meniscus that sits within your knee joint. The knee meniscus is a half-moon shaped fibrocartilage structure that sits towards the outside of the knee joint. Your meniscus assists with the rotational stability of your knee and shock absorption.  Some symptoms of a […]

MEDIAL COLLATERAL LIGAMENT (MCL) SPRAIN

medial collateral ligament sprain

Your MCL is a ligament that supports the inside aspect of your knee. The ligament connects from the lower femur (thigh bone), runs down across the inside of the knee joint and then attaches to your tibia (shin bone). An MCL sprain is when this ligament is overstretched or torn and sustains damage to the […]

KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS (KNEE OA)

Knee osteoarthritis

What is knee osteoarthritis (Knee OA)? Knee OA is a condition that can affect one or both of your knee joints. It is characterised by the destruction of cartilage, leading to rough and uneven joint surfaces.  Knee OA may present with pain during weight-bearing activities, swelling around the knee particularly after exercise or a feeling […]

DEGENERATIVE MENISCAL TEAR

Degenerative Meniscal Tear

What is a degenerative meniscal tear? A meniscal tear is damage to the meniscus that sits within your knee joint. Your meniscus assists with the rotational stability of your knee and shock absorption. Pain occurring with bending your knee, swelling, and tenderness around your knee joint and restricted range of movement may all be associated […]

What you need to know about LCL tears

The most common way the LCL is damaged is through a force causing the knee to move inwards in relation to the upper leg, or a twisting of the knee.