Deep vein thrombosis is a serious condition in which a clot occurs in the deep veins of the leg, usually following either leg injury or a period of enforced immobilisation.
A surgical procedure to improve the position of the patella when it has become too low.
This procedure implies that the surgeon looked into the knee via small incisions, using arthroscopic equipment, but did not actually perform a surgical procedure on the internal problem.
A test for the integrity of the posterolateral corner, where the patient lies on their tummy, knees bent to 90 degrees, and the surgeon 'dials' the feet outwards.
A disability is a physical or mental impairment that prevents a person from achieving to full potential.
Dislocation of the knee is one of the catastrophic injuries of the knee - not to be confused with dislocation of the patella (kneecap). Dislocation of the knee is when most or all of the ligaments of the knee become disrupted and the thighbone (femur) dislocates from the shinbone (tibia).
The upper surface.
When the surgeon is looking towards the back of the meniscus via the arthroscope, instead of it being difficult there is a big space where he can 'drive thru' with the arthroscope to easily visualise the back of the knee joint.
Abbreviation for deep vein thrombosis.
Dysplasia means 'abnormal formation' so that a body part is abnormal in shape as a consequence. In the knee world it most commonly refers to the groove in which the kneecap rides ('trochlear dysplasia') but may be used in relation to other structures.