Sports Injuries And Knee Pain

Sports Injuries And Knee Pain

Sports injuries and knee pain can destroy your game

Knee pain and sports injuries are devastating to the sportsmen, destroying their game and all the efforts spent in training are totally gone in that split second. Knee injuries and knee pain are the most common problems sportsman go through.

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear in the knee

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear, is the most important stabilizing structure in the knee, especially in pivoting movements. Usually, the knee will be twisted wrongly, and you will feel or hear a pop sound, and the knee would be swollen immediately and typically you can???t finish the game anymore. MRI scan of the knee would be the most accurate in diagnosing an ACL tear.

Meniscus tear in the knee

The medial and lateral meniscus are important supporting and shock absorbing structures in the knee, and they can be injured in a similar mechanism like the ACL tear, and a meniscus tear can occur together with an ACL tear quite frequently. Depending on the size and the severity of the tear, symptoms vary from recurrent swelling and persistent pain in the knee or locking of the knee. Knee locking occurs usually when there is a large meniscus tear (such as bucket handle tear), the fragmented meniscus gets trapped inside the knee joint, preventing it from moving. The meniscus can be repaired arthroscopically (keyhole surgeries), however, the damaged fragment might have to be removed if it is not suitable for repair.

Meniscus tear in the knee

The medial and lateral meniscus are important supporting and shock absorbing structures in the knee, and they can be injured in a similar mechanism like the ACL tear, and a meniscus tear can occur together with an ACL tear quite frequently. Depending on the size and the severity of the tear, symptoms vary from recurrent swelling and persistent pain in the knee or locking of the knee. Knee locking occurs usually when there is a large meniscus tear (such as bucket handle tear), the fragmented meniscus gets trapped inside the knee joint, preventing it from moving. The meniscus can be repaired arthroscopically (keyhole surgeries), however, the damaged fragment might have to be removed if it is not suitable for repair.