Consider purchasing a compression brace such as a Cho-Pat band that can be placed around the patellar tendon to offset the shock absorption of the kneecap
In patellar luxation, the kneecap
dislocates because the groove in which it rests is too shallow, or the muscles at the front of the leg--the quadriceps --pull the patella toward the inside of the knee.
He said: "I tried to protect my calf by generating more power from my quads and they snapped the tendons - basically my muscles were too strong for the tendons and ripped them from my kneecap
(patella) has to be more robust because the knee joint bears the weight of the body - without a patella we would walk with straight, stiff legs - and because the knee bends forward, making it more vulnerable to damage.
The syndrome, also known as runner's knee, is usually caused by improper tracking of the kneecap
in the patellofemoral groove.
In many cases of PFS, a lateral-view x-ray will show that the kneecap
rides high ("patella alta").
What they should remember, however, is that tomorrow they, or their children or parents, may be next to be carried into casualty with their kneecaps
in a plastic bag.
QMY 15-year-old son, who enjoys most sports, is finding his ability is increasingly limited by pain below both his kneecaps
It was still a successful outing for her, especially considering that she had to miss the summer 1999 Junior Nationals because of a problem she has with her kneecaps
Every beginning thrower must learn how to control the torso from kneecaps
However, individuals with the variant gene shunted proportionately more of their stored lead into the spongier trabecular bone (of kneecaps
and vertebrae, for instance) than did those with the normal gene.
The 45-year-old victim - dressed in a white forensic suit- is believed to have been held for two days before being blasted in the kneecaps