Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tears – How I Treat These Injuries

What is the Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL)? A ligament is a strong fibrous tissue that attaches one bone to another. The anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments form an “X” in the centre of the knee joint. The posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) being the larger of the 2 and situated behind the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). … Continue reading

Heel Pain – Think of Haglund’s Syndrome (Pump Bump)

Haglund’s Syndrome as a Cause of Heel Pain A bony growth that appears at the back of the heel bone can occur. This growth is called an exostosis (a benign cartilaginous growth) and is known as Haglund’s deformity. This bony prominence can rub against the overlying Achilles tendon and causes pain in the tendon.  A … Continue reading

Deep Seated Pain at Back of Knee with Bending – Think of Mucoid Degeneration of ACL

Mucoid Degeneration of the ACL What Is Mucoid Degeneration of the ACL? This is basically an MRI diagnosis of expansion and increased signal of an intact ACL in a person with knee pain which is worse on knee flexion/bending. Presentation Patients usually present with nonspecific posterior knee pain with restriction of flexion. There is usually … Continue reading