Osgood Schlatter’s Disease, or “tibial tuberosity apophysitis”, is a common condition affecting children and teenagers where the bone at the site of the tibial tuberosity growth plate is inflamed.
The patella tendon is a continuation of the quadriceps tendon and has a role in connecting the quadriceps femoris (4 quadriceps muscles at the front of the thigh) to the tibial tuberosity of the shin. The patella tendon has a principle role in transmitting force through the lower limb, particularly in powerful jumping movements.
What is a Tendon and Tendinopathy? A tendon is a strong band of fibrous tissue that connects a muscle to the bone. The role of a tendon is to transmit force between the muscle and bone and act a shock absorber especially in the lower limb. Pathology or injury to a tendon is referred to […]
What is an ACL? The Anterior Cruciate Ligament, commonly known as the ACL, is an important ligament of the knee. Along with the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) the ACL forms a cross (cruciate) between the shin bone (tibia) and to the thigh bone (femur). Together these ligaments provide stability of the knee joint, with […]
Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is a common condition which frequently affects adolescents and young adults. It is characterised by a gradual onset of vague pain at the front the knee (anterior knee pain), routinely under or around the knee cap. Pain is usually aggravated by activities such as climbing stairs, squatting, running, cycling or sitting […]