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Baker cyst

Jul 7, 2011   //   by soon   //    //  No Comments

Baker Cyst

Baker cyst

What is Baker Cyst?

Baker Cyst sometime also known as Popliteal Cyst is swelling caused by fluid from the knee joint protruding to the back of the knee. When an excess of knee joint fluid is compressed by the body weight between the bones of the knee joint, it can become trapped and separate from the joint to form the fluid-filled sac of a Baker cyst.


Symptoms of Baker Cyst

  • Tightness behind the knee
  • Bulge behind the knee that is particularly noticeable
  • Swelling of the leg

 


Causes of Baker Cyst

  • Joint Swelling
  • Excess Joint Fluid
  • Cartilage Tear

 


Treatment for Baker Cyst

 


Self-Diagnose can bring more harm than treating it. It is good to know more about the injury but definitely not to the point of self-treatment. It will be much safer to get treated by Our Doctor, for more information or to book an appointment with Singapore Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic, you can call (+65) 6475 8011, the hotline is open 24 hours. You may also send us an enquiry for appointment.

Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injury

Jun 24, 2011   //   by soon   //    //  No Comments

Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injury

Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injury

What is Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injury?

The posterior cruciate ligament is located in the back of the knee. It is one of several ligaments that connect the femur (thighbone) to the tibia (shinbone). The posterior cruciate ligament keeps the tibia from moving backwards too far.


Symptoms of Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injury

  • Pain with swelling
  • Swelling that makes the knee stiff and may cause a limp
  • Difficulty in walking
  • The knee feels unstable, like it may “give way”

 


Causes of Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injury

  • A direct blow to the front of the knee
  • Pulling or stretching the ligament

 


Treatment for Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injury

  • Using R.I.C.E,
    Rest: Stop all activity, to prevent the strain to worsen
    Ice: Apply ice to reduce swelling
    Compression: Wrap the strained area to reduce swelling
    Elevation: Keep the it as close to the level of the heart as to keep blood from pooling in the injured area
  • Physio-Therapy
  • Surgical Treatment

 


Self-Diagnose can bring more harm than treating it. It is good to know more about the injury but definitely not to the point of self-treatment. It will be much safer to get treated by Our Doctor, for more information or to book an appointment with Singapore Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic, you can call (+65) 6475 8011, the hotline is open 24 hours. You may also send us an enquiry for appointment.

Unstable Kneecap

Jun 24, 2011   //   by soon   //    //  No Comments

Unstable Kneecap

unstable-kneecap

What is Unstable Kneecap?

As long as your kneecap (patella) stays in its groove in the knee, you can walk, run, sit, stand, and move easily. When the kneecap slips out of the groove, problems and pain often result in unstable kneecap.


Symptoms of Unstable Kneecap

  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Kneecap slips off to the side
  • Pain in the front of the knee that increases with activity
  • Cracking sounds during movement

 


Causes of Unstable Kneecap

  • Kneecap groove becomes uneven or shallow
  • A sharp blow to the knee cap

 


Treatment for Unstable Kneecap

 


Self-Diagnose can bring more harm than treating it. It is good to know more about the injury but definitely not to the point of self-treatment. It will be much safer to get treated by Our Doctor, for more information or to book an appointment with Singapore Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic, you can call (+65) 6475 8011, the hotline is open 24 hours. You may also send us an enquiry for appointment.

Plica Syndrome

Jun 24, 2011   //   by soon   //    //  No Comments

Plica Syndrome

Plica Syndrome

What is Plica Syndrome?

The plica on the inner side of the knee, called the “medial plica” is the synovial tissue most prone to irritation and injury. When the knee is bent, the plica is exposed to direct injury. When the plica becomes irritated and inflamed, the condition called “plica syndrome”.


Symptoms of Plica Syndrome

  • Pain in the knee
  • Snapping sensation when the knee is bent
  • Swollen knee

 


Causes of Plica Syndrome

  • Overusing of the knee
  • Trauma to the knee

 


Treatment for Plica Syndrome

 


Self-Diagnose can bring more harm than treating it. It is good to know more about the injury but definitely not to the point of self-treatment. It will be much safer to get treated by Our Doctor, for more information or to book an appointment with Singapore Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic, you can call (+65) 6475 8011, the hotline is open 24 hours. You may also send us an enquiry for appointment.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury | Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury

Jun 24, 2011   //   by soon   //    //  No Comments

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury

acl-injury

What is Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury?

The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is one of four major ligaments that provide stability to the knee joint. ACL injuries are most common during sports that require a sudden change of direction, abrupt stops and starts and lots of jumping. Injuries to these cruciate ligaments of the knee are typically sprains. The ACL is most often stretched or torn by a sudden twisting motion.


Symptoms of Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury

  • Feeling or hearing a “pop” in the knee at the point of injury
  • Instability of the knee(feels like its giving way)
  • Pain on the outside and back of the knee
  • Limited knee movement because of swelling or pain

 


Causes of Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury

  • Sudden changes of direction
  • Sudden twisting motion
  • Landing from a jump

 


Treatment for Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury

 


Self-Diagnose can bring more harm than treating it. It is good to know more about the injury but definitely not to the point of self-treatment. It will be much safer to get treated by Our Doctor, for more information or to book an appointment with Singapore Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic, you can call (+65) 6475 8011 , the hotline is open 24 hours. You may also send us an enquiry for appointment.

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