Glossary

Anterior Knee Pain

Most causes of anterior knee pain can be managed with a combination of rehabilitation & physiotherapy. Occasionally surgery is used to assist these other treatments.

Meniscus Tear

A torn meniscus can be a source of pain &/or locking of the knee. Arthroscopic surgery can relieve these symptoms.

Cruciate Ligament Injury

Reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament may be needed to restore stability to the knee to enable a return to sport or other pivoting activities.

Patellofemoral Instability

This troublesome disorder is often treated with physiotherapy & strengthening. Surgery is needed for recurrent episodes of patellar subluxation or dislocation. Treatment such as Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction may be used.

Osteoarthritis of the Knee (OA)

OA is an increasing problem in Australia & is a major cause of pain & disability. Strategies such as physiotherapy, weight control and surgery are often helpful in the management of this condition.

Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Knee

The majority of treatment of this condition is in consultation with your GP &/or Rheumatologist, occasionally Synovectomy is helpful in combination with other medical therapies.