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Loose Body of the Knee Joint

Loose Bodies of the Knee Joint What Are Loose Bodies? Loose bodies are fragments of bone and/or cartilage that freely floats inside the knee joint. What Are the Symptoms? Symptoms include: Locking or jamming of the knee Pain Swelling Intermittent catching of the knee...

Can Slipped Disc Heal by Itself?

Introduction to Slipped Discs - The Lumbar Spine The lower back bones are made up of a series of vertebrae that are connected from one segment to the adjacent segment via an intervertebral disc. This disc can sometimes pop out or slip out to cause pain in the back and...

ACL Tears – How To Diagnose Them?

Diagnosing a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) of the knee joint is not difficult. Most patients have some form of twisting or pivoting injury to the knee. This usually happens during sports such as football or basketball. There may or may not have been contact...

Microfracture To Treat Cartilage Defects

Microfracture is a surgical technique that has been developed to treat cartilage defects. It is a common procedure used to treat patients with full thickness damage to the articular cartilage that goes all the way down to the bone. This arthroscopic procedure was...

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