6 Dec 2011

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Ruptures In Women

Why are ACL ruptures so common? What can we do about it? A ruptured ACL is a common sporting injury. The incidence is rising and it affects many more females than males. A ruptured ACL will mean 6-12 months out of the game and if not operated on, can lead to early joint degeneration and […]

18 Nov 2011

The Phattest Pad

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again – the knee is a crazy thing. What looks like a simple hinge has the brilliant idea of being one of the more complex joints of the body.  Why is this?  I mentioned a few weeks ago the sneaky little rotational movement it has, and the problems it can cause. Another little […]

19 Oct 2011

But My Knee Hurts! What’s The Hip Got To Do With It?

Knees are funny things.  On the surface, they appear to be a simple hinge, allowing a fair degree of forward/backward motion (extension/flexion) and not much else.  Under the surface, however, the complexities of the knee are revealed including three different joints, a multitude of ligaments, menisci and cartilage