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Offline ellywellywoo

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Blow to the back of the knee
« on: January 29, 2009, 02:21:03 PM »
I have been doing a lot of reading on this site and the information I have gained is great. I have read up about the damaged caused if there is a direct blow to the front or side of the knee but does anyone know of the damage that would be caused if the blow/hit was to the back of the knee.

I presume the popliteal region would be damaged including the muscle and tendons in that area and there would be swelling. Would there likley to be internal bleeding with a hard knock?

Also would the hamstring tendons be damaged too as I see that the biceps femoris is located within the back of the knee region.

Any advice is greatly appreciated.
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Offline Silkncardcrafts

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Re: Blow to the back of the knee
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2009, 02:42:18 PM »
Hi there,

You are probably right, but there could be other structures that could also be damaged. For the hamstring to be damaged a lot of force would need to be have applied to it.

The best advice I could give you is to get your knee assessed by a doctor that specialises in knees. Each person can react so differently to an injury.

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