The knee joint is made up of the femur (thigh bone), tibia (shin bone) and the knee cap (patella). There are ligaments that help to stabilise the knee. There are two collateral ligaments either side of the knee and two ligaments inside the knee that cross each other. The ligaments that cross inside the knee are called your ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) and your PCL (posterior cruciate ligament) ... read more
The Total Knee Replacement (TKR) class is a physiotherapy-led exercise class specifically designed for people who have recently had a TKR. The class aims to improve your knee strength, range of movement, balance, knee control and function ... read more
A meniscal tear may be the result of a twist – a typical injury for someone like a netballer or footballer or from repeated squatting. These tears may cause pain, swelling and a catching or locking sensation.
If not corrected, a meniscal tear, like dirt in the ball bearings of a machine, can irritate the smooth joint surface and damage the articular cartilage. This can lead to more serious problems such as arthritis ... read more
A meniscal tear may be the result of a twist – a typical injury for someone like a netballer or footballer or from repeated squatting. These tears may cause pain, swelling and a catching, locking sensation or giving way. Some are a result of degenerative changes.
A meniscal tear can happen within the meniscus itself or at its root attachment to the bone. The latter is called a root tear. Root tears are not very common and behave differently to typical meniscal tears ... read more