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Ankle Osteoarthritis

Ankle arthritis is degeneration of the cartilage of the ankle joint. This is not as common as knee or hip osteoarthritis. The ankle joint is made up of three bones; the tibia, fibula and talus. The tibia and fibula form a mortis that the talus sits in. As you move your foot up and down, the talus moves within this space.

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Total Hip Arthroplasty (Replacement)

Total hip arthroplasty is a commonly performed operation in Australia with the numbers of people having this increasing each. Hip replacement is most commonly done for osteoarthritis but is also used for other issues like rheumatoid arthritis or if you break your hip.

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Hamstring Injuries

The hamstrings are the three main muscles in the back of the thigh. They run from the top of your shin bone to the bony part in your buttock (ischial tuberosity). Their main purpose is to bend the knee though they also help extend (straighten) the hip.

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Iliopsoas Tendinopathy: Dancer's Hip

Iliopsoas tendinopathy is a common cause of hip and groin pain. It is common amongst not only dancers but other sports involving lots of changes of direction also. It usually comes on quite gradually and eases somewhat with rest periods. It is common to also have snapping or clicking at your hip also.

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Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injury

The posterior cruciate ligament is an important stabilising ligament of the knee. Injuries to this ligament make up between 5 and 20% of all knee ligament injuries.

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Osteoarthritis of the Knee

The knee joint is the most common place to have osteoarthritis. It is more common in the compartment on the inside (medial aspect) of the knee though often can happen in both.

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