Orthopaedic & Sports
Orthopedics is a medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis, correction, prevention, and treatment of patients with skeletal deformities - disorders of the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves and skin. These elements make up the musculoskeletal system. Your body's musculoskeletal system is a complex system of bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves and allows you to move, work and be active. Once devoted to the care of children with spine and limb deformities, orthopedics now cares for patients of all ages, from newborns with clubfeet, to young athletes requiring arthroscopic surgery, to older people with arthritis. The physicians who specialize in this area are called orthopedic surgeons or orthopedists.
Orthopaedic & Sports
Our community is for discussions relating to orthopaedics. Topics of discussion include, but are not limited to - back pain, neck and shoulder pain, sports injury, tennis elbows, and knee or hip replacements.
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  3. Hi @reed I'm sorry to hear about this! Yes you are right, these conditions can interact as the pattern of pain for these joints which are considered "weight bearing" often prompts the individual to...
    Dr. Dinesh G
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  5. Hi @Lyn_li yes you're right, this could be arthritis and if unprovoked, the commonest cause is age-related changes in the bone and/or cartilage at the joint surface. However, there are many other p...
    Dr. Dinesh G
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  7. Hi Victor,  this is usually a symptom of kneecap pain (patellofemoral pain). Running puts a lot of stress on the kneecap. If you are happy to modify your exercises to doing cycling and walking then...
    Dr. Ken J T
    Facilitator
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  9. Hi @alonso, this is a symptom of nerve dysfunction which can have either local or systemic causes. Local causes are more likely given what you describe and especially if there was a particular inju...
    Dr. Dinesh G
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  11. Hi @IvanM24 thank you for the question. Yes that is correct, knee injuries affecting the cartilage and/or meniscus can certainly present in this manner. Persisting pain despite such a long period o...
    Dr. Dinesh G
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  13. Hi Michuang,

    Thanks for your query. Kneecap pain is very common in active young people and tends to affect ladies quite commonly too. It’s usually due to increased pressure on the kneecap ca...
    Dr. Ken J T
    Facilitator
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  16. Dear @Ian 

    I am sorry to hear of your injury. Injuries to the biceps femoris have indeed been reported in isolation or with concomitant injuries to the adjacent ligaments within the knee. Yo...
    Dr. Hamid R
    Facilitator
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  18. Hello, sorry to hear about your injury! Inversion injuries (rolling the ankle) are very common injuries. If you felt a pop, then the most frequent issue would be a tear in the lateral ankle ligamen...
    Dr. Ken J T
    Facilitator