Knee Injuries: Various Injuries in Knee Joints
In general, patients will say that his knee “sprain”. Problems ‘sprain’ is often underestimated, because usually after a ‘sprain’ the patient is still able to walk. But in fact, often times the ‘sprain’ to be very serious because it can cause knee injuries to the joint cartilage, meniscus, and ligament.
Cartilage Injuries Joints (Chondromalacia)
Knee injuries to the joint cartilage can occur because of the trauma (single trauma) caused by an injury or a ‘sprain’ or repetitive trauma (repeated trauma) caused by many things, such as the often wear shoes ‘high-heel’, exercising without warming enough, exercise excessively (over doing exercise), there is talent legs ‘O’ or ‘X’, or a history of frequent loose shell (dislocated knee cap).
Symptoms at first simply as ‘stiff” (uncomfortable knee), then becomes more disturbing, like the sound in the knee joint, knee joint stiffness (especially after sitting for a while then it will stand), pain when running or jumping, and pain when going down stairs . Treatment can consist of conservative treatment, with medicines, physiotherapy and sports. In severe cases, surgery must be performed.
Knee injury to the ring-shaped structure that serves as a barrier and a collision is very common and mostly for sport. Usually a knee injury twisted (twisted knee) suddenly. Exercise often cause meniscus injuries, including football, tennis, badminton, and basketball.
The symptoms are often regarded as a ‘sprain’ unusual because the patient is still able to walk. But the situation will be worse because there will be symptoms of pain in the joints more severe, so that the crippled; knee joint is difficult to move, can not be straightened and folded, and sometimes patients feel there are moving around in the joint. If you get these symptoms, immediately came to the doctor for examination. MRI is very important to be able to detect the meniscus injuries often require surgery as well.
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a ligament in the joint that keeps the knee joint stable. ACL injuries often occur in high-impact sports, such as football, tennis, badminton, basketball, martial arts and sports. ACL can be injured in a sudden stop motion then twisted knee.
At the time of the injury is usually the patient will hear a sound as if something is broken in the joint. At that time, the patient suddenly felt ‘lost power’ and fell. Sometimes after a while, the patient can walk again but limping, knee joints difficult to move because of pain, followed by swelling. MRI is also very important in ACL injuries. In order for the knee back to normal circumstances, patients also had to have surgery.
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