SOC - Bristol
Important educational information for patients on Sports Injury, Orthopaedics and Trauma. The following topics are in preparation:
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Oxford Knee Score Sheet
Please download and fill in this useful sheet before you see your Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon. This easy to fill in questionnaire gives your surgeon and idea of your activities of daily living before and after intervention to demonstrate the effectiveness of the intervention....
Arthroscopy is an operation on a joint which is done by a "keyhole" technique. An instrument connected to a video camera is inserted into the joint to allow clear examination of the inside. Most of the knee injuries we see are not caused by sporting activity but by a tear in an aging cartilage in the knee. The peak age for this seems to be between 35 and 45 years but it can happen at any age. The next commonest cause of a knee injury is sport.....
The knee joint is formed by the lower end of the thigh bone (femur) and the upper end of the shin bone (tibia). The knee cap (patella) sits in the tendon of the quadriceps muscle which is connected to the tibia by the patella tendon. It forms a third joint with the femur....
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