Runner's Knee | Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome - Glossary

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Glossary

Synovial Tissue: Tissue that lines certain joints, tendons and bursae, and secretes synovial fluid.

Tendon: A tough, inelastic connective tissue that joins muscle to another structure, usually bone.

Quadriceps Muscle: The muscle (consisting of 4 distinct parts) located at the front of the thigh that straightens the leg.

Bursitis: Inflammation of a bursa due to excessive pressure or friction, or from injury.

Bursa: A bursa is a closed fluid-filled sac that functions as a gliding surface to reduce friction between tissues of the body. When the bursa becomes inflamed, the condition is known as "bursitis." Most commonly, this is not an infectious condition (aseptic bursitis). When the bursa is infected with bacteria, the condition is called septic bursitis.

Arthroscopy: It is a detecting device, which evaluates the level of damage in the joints.

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hi,
In very severe cases [(aggravated malalignment of patella ]) only we can go for Knee replacements.

Above information is really useful. As it is stated in the article that Chondromalacia patella is caused due to excessive stress on knee. According to my knowledge it can be best treated by chiropractors. For further details about it read here .

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