Posterolateral corner of the knee

Posterolateral corner of the knee

I’ve been treating a patient who had a nasty skiing injury and amongst other things had a complex injury to the posterolateral corner of the knee or PLC. Not so common as Meniscal (MCL) and Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) damage. What is the PLC? The PLC is made up of of multiple ligaments and tendons…

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PEACE do no HARM! and then LOVE

PEACE do no HARM! and then LOVE

Immediate injury management has moved from RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) to PEACE, do no HARM!….and then LOVE This does not mean RICE is wrong, just that current evidence adds more… PROTECT Off-load and restrict movement of the area for up to 3 days. This might mean crutches or a sling. This will minimise further…

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PoTS

PoTS

Another unusual condition we see at the clinic that affects rehabilitation is PoTS – Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. Some people experience postural hypotension, which is lightheadedness when standing up too fast. This is caused by low blood pressure due to , factors such as dehydration, medication and anaemia – This is NOT PoTS. So what…

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Bell's Palsy

Bell's Palsy

Been treating a couple of patients with Bell’s Palsy recently. A condition that has no small psychological impact. If you know someone who has it, they need to access treatment ASAP. Please contact the clinic for more information. What is it?   Bell’s palsy is a condition where the facial nerve (7th cranial nerve) becomes…

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