Bio Bio. Dr. Bill Nordt is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in knee, shoulder and sports medicine injuries. He began practicing with OrthoVirginia in 1990 after finishing sports and knee fellowships from the Hughston Orthopaedic Clinic in Columbus, Georgia and Rene Marti, Amsterdam. SAE07PE.30) A 12½-year-old boy reports intermittent knee pain and limping that interferes with his ability to participate in sports. He actively participates in football, basketball, and baseball. He denies any history of injury. Examination shows full range of motion without effusion. Furthermore, the collateral ligaments about the knee – Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) and Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL)) are examined as well as the cruciates – Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) and Posterior Cruciate Ligaments (PCL), and also the menisci, although this can be difficult given the proximity of the fracture. The knee is a modified hinge joint, a type of synovial joint, which is composed of three functional compartments the patellofemoral articulation, consisting of the patella, or "kneecap", and the patellar groove on the front of the femur through which it slides and the medial and lateral tibiofemoral articulations linking the femur, or thigh bone, with the tibia, the main bone of the lower leg. SBQ13PE.9) A 6-year-old boy complains of a 'clunking' sensation in his left knee. He has no associated pain and denies trauma. He can elicit the sensation when moving his knee from flexion into full extension. He is otherwise healthy, with no birth or developmental issues. Anatomy. Movement of the knee joint can be classified as having six degrees of freedom, comprising three translations and three rotations, as follows The LCL restrains varus rotation and resists internal rotation. Photograph of patient with varus deformity of right knee and valgus deformity of left knee. Unloader knee brace is mainly designed for unloading the pressure of a knee joint while doing physical activities. An unloader knee braces are prescribed for people who have unicompartmental knee osteoarthritis, which is the condition characterized by abnormal articular cartilage in the medial or lateral part of the knee joint.
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