How To Diagnose ACL Tears?

Diagnosing torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) of the knee joint is not difficult. Most patients have some form of twisting or pivoting injury to the knee. This usually happens during sports such as football or basketball.  There may or may not have been contact during the injury. A typical story is twisting injury to the knee … Continue reading

Elbow Pain – Is It Tennis Elbow?

Tennis elbow (also known as lateral epicondylitis) is a common condition causing pain around the elbow.  Patients need not be tennis players but they do complain of pain on the outer aspect of the elbow.  It is considered a type of overuse injury to the common extensor tendon of the forearm. Signs Pain is usually … Continue reading

Double Bundle ACL Reconstruction

Tears of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) are some of the commonest conditions seen and treated in my practice. The natural ACL is made up of 2 anatomically and functionally distinct bundles.  They are named the anteromedial bundle (AMB) and the posterolateral bundle (PLB) based on the position of the fibres in the central part … Continue reading

Shoulder Pain – Do You Have a Rotator Cuff Tear?

Pain in the Shoulder A common cause of shoulder pain in a person above the age of 50 is a tear in the rotator cuff. The rotator cuff is a group of 4 tendons that envelopes the shoulder joint and help to move the shoulder.  The tendons are called supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor and subscapularis. … Continue reading