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Hamstring Strains

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What are Hamstring Strains The hamstrings are a group of 3 powerful muscles that run down the back of the thigh and attach just below the knee. They work to bend the knee as well, as providing the knee with a lot of support and stability. They are commonly injured and torn during sporting activities and when this happens it can be very painful and debilitating. When muscles are torn or strained they are classified in the following way:Grade 1 – a few fibres of the muscle are torn. Likely recovery time 2-6 weeksGrade 2 – a lot of the...

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Calf Strains

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What are Calf Strains? Calf strains are really common muscle injuries particularly in sports that involve running. The calf muscle is a big, powerful muscle at the back of the leg which is used to push off with the leg when running and walking. When the muscle is torn this can lead to severe pain and swelling in the calf and can lead to several weeks of rehabilitation being needed.When muscles are torn or strained they are classified in the following way:Grade 1 – a few fibres of the muscle are torn. Likely recovery time 2-6 weeksGrade 2 – a...

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Torn Cartilage in the Knee (Meniscal Tear)

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What is Torn Cartilage in the Knee (Meniscal Tear)? There are 2 menisci in the knee joint – the medial and the lateral. The menisci have many functions to perform in the knee. They improve the stability of the knee, act as shock absorbers and help lubricate the knee joint. The medial meniscus is a lot larger and rigid compared to the lateral meniscus and take a lot of the compressive force that is applied through the knee when walking and running. The lateral meniscus absorbs a lot of the rotational forces that go through the knee. The menisci can...

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Post ACL Reconstruction

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What is Post ACL Reconstruction? If your knee is unstable and painful following a ACL injury your consultant may recommend you have a ACL reconstruction. This is an operation that involves using a substitute graft to replace your torn ligament. Most commonly consultants use part of your hamstring tendon but sometimes they may use some of your patella tendon to replace the torn ACL. The operation usually lasts approximately 2 hours and is done as a keyhole procedure. Most patients only have to stay in hospital for the day so they do not have to stay overnight. Condition Management Following...

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MCL (Medial Collateral Ligament) Injuries

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What are MCL Injuries? The Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) is very thick and broad ligament that runs across the inside of your knee attaching the femur (thigh bone) to the tibia (shin bone). It is normally very stable and stops the knee from collapsing inwards. This ligament is injured when people are hit on the outside of the knee normally when skiing or playing sport. Following an injury to the MCL the knee will be extremely painful and you may not be able to walk on the leg or be able to move the knee. Injuries to ligaments are graded...

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