Case Study: Acute Knee Injury

A 31 year old male presented to physiotherapy following an acute knee injury at soccer training the previous day. The injury occurred whilst the patient was sliding in to tackle an opponent, the patient felt that direct contact was made with the knee but could not remember if the knee was twisted, or if it was planted on the ground at the time, he denied hearing a pop or crack and has not had any clicking locking or giving way. The knee was moderately swollen. Passive extension was extremely painful and passive flexion was mildly painful, there was pain on palpation of the posteromedial joi...
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Carpal Tunnel

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome   Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common neuropathy in Australia. It occurs in 1 in 1000 men and 4 in 1000 women.   What is the Carpal Tunnel? The carpal tunnel is a rigid tube through your wrist made of bone and collagen. The median nerve runs from the forearm into the hand through the middle of this tube along with tendons for the hand.   What is the cause of CTS? CTS results when the median nerve becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist. This is most likely due to the fact that some people have a smaller carpal tunnel than others. Othe...
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