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Knee injuries

Baker’s cysts: an early indication of pathology?

in Diagnose & Treat, Knee injuries

Chris Mallac explores the anatomy and pathology of Baker’s cysts, and how clinicians can manage this condition Baker’s cysts, more accurately known as popliteal synovial cysts, were first mentioned by Guillaume Dupuytren almost 200 years ago when he described a cystic mass with a large effusion in the popliteal fossa(1). Furthermore, Adams in 1840 made the... MORE

Masterclass: LARS – Part II. Rehabilitation following LARS procedure.

in Anatomy, Diagnose & Treat, Knee injuries, Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab

In last month’s issue, Chris Mallac discussed in detail the post-operative rehab requirements following a Ligament Advanced Reinforcement System (LARS) procedure. In the second part of this 2-part article, he explains the specific staged ‘criteria’ driven rehabilitation process, with an emphasis on specific strength and conditioning principles that need to be considered throughout the reconditioning process MORE

Vastus Medialis Obliquus: Part II

in Acute injuries, Diagnose & Treat, Improve, Knee injuries, Musculoskeletal injuries, Overuse injuries, Power development, Prevent, Strength

In part one of this series, Chris Mallac explained the anatomy and complex biomechanics of the VMO and its role in relation to the patellofemoral joint. In part 2, he argues that regardless of cause and effect of the VMO on patellofemoral pain, VMO dysfunction in the presence of pain is very real, and thus exercises to rehabilitate the function of this muscle are necessary... MORE


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