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Knee swelling and the joint capsule

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The knee is capable of swelling to an alarming size, and it is only when you understand the anatomy does the reason become clear.Enclosing the articulating part of the knee joint is a water-tight capsule made of a strong fibrous material lined on the inside with a thin layer of secretory cells. This inner lining […]

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Common Knee Symptoms

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Many knee problems can be diagnosed from the story of the initiating incident together with a competent examination. Usually those additional special investigations – such as X-ray and MRI scan – serve only to confirm what is already suspected.With the advent of the internet, people with medical problems find themselves turning more and more to […]

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Baker’s Cyst causing pain at the back of the knee

The region at the back of the knee is called the popliteal region, and the diamond-shaped recess in the middle of it is called the ‘popliteal fossa’. Pain experienced in this region is very common, but it may be a bit of a challenge to the doctor to determine what is causing it.The most common […]

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