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Medial Collateral Ligament Injury

The Medial Collateral ligament (MCL) is a thick band of fibrous tissue on the inside aspect of your knee. It runs from the thigh bone to the shin bone and is an extremely valuable stabiliser of the knee. It is more common in men than women and is the most common ligament injury to the knee. It is quite common in sports like soccer, football, rugby and skiing.

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Achilles Tendinopathy

Achilles tendinopathy is one of the most frequent condition we see in this clinic. It is an overuse injury to the tendon at your heel. Your Achilles tendon forms where three of the muscles in your calf meet, its purpose is to attach these to the bone so that when the muscles contract, they point your foot. If something places excessive load through your tendon (change of footwear, running more than normal) it may cause micro damage to it. This can result in pain.

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Long Head of Biceps Tendinopathy

The long head of biceps tendon is a common cause of shoulder pain. The biceps muscle has two heads- the ‘short’ head attaches to a bony prominence called the coracoid process and the ‘long’ head attaches to a sleeve of tissue that surrounds the shoulder joint. The long head of biceps tendon runs up through quite a narrow tunnel and due to this can be vulnerable to irritation.

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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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SLAP lesions

A SLAP ( Superior Labrum tear from Anterior to Posterior) lesion is an injury to the labrum of the shoulder. The labrum is a sleeve of connective tissue that surrounds the joint and is vital for stability of your shoulder.

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