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Unformatted text preview: can be managed conservatively or repaired surgically. Patella Tendon Damage Damage to the Patellar tendon prevents the knee flexing and extending which inhibits walking, running or small movements. It can be mechanically sewn back together or repaired using a patellar tendon graft. Patella dislocation is more common in women than men and will usually dislocate laterally due to the pull of the quadriceps. Articular Cartilage Damage Common in orthopaedic practice especially jump and twist = netball o Trauma, osteochondritis, chondromalacia Cause pain and disability May progress to early osteoarthritis Bakers Popliteal Cyst A synovial membrane hernia in the popliteal fossa. Shows up in an MRI scan. Tibial Plateau Fracture Fractures of the Tibia can result in damage to the Deep Peroneal Nerve which innervates the muscles of the anterior compartment of the leg. If innervation is damaged then foot drop will result....
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