Symphysis pubis Dysfunction

Symphysis pubis Dysfunction

This is a condition that most commonly affects females who have given birth at least twice. Patients suffer a central deep pain in the perineal area, worse on activity. The pelvic bones are held together by tough fibrous ligaments. If these are weakened, then there...
ABICUS procedure – Hip

ABICUS procedure – Hip

As discussed on the page on hip impingement, one of the problems seen as part of this process is damage to the joint surface at the junction of the labrum and hip socket rim (acetabulum). This is called the chondro-labral junction. The sequence of events in hip...
Femoro Acetabular Impingement

Femoro Acetabular Impingement

Hip Impingement (Femoro-Acetabular Impingement) Hip impingement or femoro-acetabular impingement (FAI) is a condition of where the ball shaped femoral head rubs abnormally or does not have a full range of movement, creating pain and damage. The damage can occur to the...
Meniscus

Meniscus

What is a Meniscus? A meniscus is the C-shaped wedge of cartilage found on both sides of the knee, between the thigh bone (femur) and the shin bone (tibia). Each knee has an outer, or lateral meniscus, and an inner, medial meniscus. They act as cushions softening the...
Cartilage Damage

Cartilage Damage

What is Cartilage Damage? The articular surfaces (surfaces that make contact with another skeletal structure as part of a joint) of long bones are covered with hyaline cartilage. Damage to this hyaline cartilage is known as a chondral injury or, if the underlying bone...