Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Knee injuries are common, especially amongst football players.  The most frequent knee injury is that to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).  In football, the knee is subject to a considerable amount of force being transmitted across it throughout a game.  The knee is supported by the lateral collateral ligament (LCL), medial…

Achilles Tendon Problems

Functions of the Achilles Tendon The Achilles tendon originates from the merging of the soleus and gastrocnemius and inserts distally onto the calcaneus.  The tendon is surrounded by paratenon made up of a single layer of cells, this tissue contributes to the blood supply of the tendon.  The functions of the Achilles tendon are to…