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    Knee Injuries Brown University (n.d.) stated that people who participate in sports have a significant chance of developing a serious knee injury compared to any other injury. Over the past decade, knee injuries have risen almost 200% with the most common ones being: sprains, tears, and dislocations. These various injuries can include notorious tears known as: • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tears • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) tears • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) tears • Posterior

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    The knee is one of the largest and most complex joints in the body. The main parts of the knee joint are bones, ligaments, tendons, cartilages and a joint capsule. Knee injury is a very common condition that is frequently encountered in general practice. Knee injuries may change the life style of the patients and the early diagnosis is of a great value in the treatment of these injuries. MRI can improve the diagnostic accuracy, which may reduce the time and accelerate rehabilitation after

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    flexibility of the knee. Bones, cartilage, muscles, ligaments and tendons assist with the knee getting the job done (NIH, n.d.). While supporting the body to walk, run and jump, the knee is at risk for enduring a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). This type of injury can pose a threat to athletes and their careers. When the ACL is torn, the body will lose stability and the inability to bear the weight of the athlete. Sports competitors are vulnerable to enduring a torn ACL injury during their

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    most serious and common knee injuries. Many aspects play a role in the treatment and rehabilitation of this injury. This paper will discuss the anatomy of the knee, describe a torn ACL, and the rehabilitation. The knee is a hinge joint which gives the legs mobility. The muscles and ligaments of this joint allows flexion and extension of the leg. “Because the knee supports the majority of the body weight, it is at risk of overuse and traumatic injuries” (France). The knee is composed of 3 major bones;

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    The knee joint is one of many synovial joints within the human body. It is the largest joint in the body and is known as a ginglymus, or hinge, joint involving the articulation of the femur and the tibia. A hinge joint is a joint between two or more articulating bones, moving in only one plane. The movements that occur at the knee are flexion and extension. The knee joint is a modified hinge joint, therefore as well as allowing the movements of flexion and extension; the movements of internal rotation

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    called the syndesmosis joint. This is the joint that is between the tibia and fibula. When an ankle does not heal correctly, it is called a nonunion. There are many ways to cause an ankle injury. Twisting or rolling an ankle can create ankle injuries. Tripping over something or falling down can also cause ankle injuries. There are many ways to tell if an ankle is broken. These symptoms are severe pain, swelling, colored bruising, unable to put any weight on it, or dislocation. If someone has these symptoms

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    Knee Injury Summary

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    it holds a very high risk of injury. The most frequent way injuries occur are because of poor landing techniques. Women are more prone to these types of injuries because biologically they have weaker ligaments. The second most common injuries are injuries to the ankle. Researchers have said that the best way to reduce injuries is by practicing appropriate postural control. Postural control is also linked with balance. Balance one of the main components of knee injury. Volleyball, basketball, and

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    ABSTRACT Ligament and meniscal injuries are traumatic injuries in the knee. Ligaments are fibrous connective tissue that connect the bone to the cartilage and it also holds a joint together. The ACL is the ligament that gets injured the most due to where it is sited in the knee. When ligament or meniscus injury occurs, the client will experience pain and good possibility of instability of the joint. What will the client feel when injury occurs? When do most injuries occur? What surgical management

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    Athletes Suffering from Knee Injuries are Opting for Cold Laser Therapy over Knee Surgery By Juliet Peters Aug 22, 2011 A knee injury can be a painful and debilitating setback for anyone, however for athletes experiencing knee problems it can be a deal breaker that threatens to take them out the game. This is why many professional athletes are opting to treat their knee injuries with cold laser therapy rather than go through traditional knee surgery. Unfortunately, the athletes who rely on their

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    Many athletes obtain injuries that restrict their movements in some way. The restricted movements of an individual are usually sourced from one area of the body, but this location may not be near the muscles used during that movement. For example, baseball pitchers may suffer hip injuries over many years of pitching however this injury can cause restricted movement in the pitching arm and shoulder (Cheatham, Kumagai Shimamura, & Kolber, 2016). Physical therapists use multiple physical tests to

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