March 2018

Case Study - A lady with a disc protrusion in her lower back

SP is a 44 Lady who had a L4-5 disc protrusion. She had occasional low back pain on/off but nothing that stopped her from doing her normal activities. When on holidays last year and bending down she had a sudden increase in low back pain which caused it to be very difficult to move. She had an MRI which showed a L4-5 disc protrusion.

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Case Study - A footballer who was seen pre and post knee surgery (LCL and ACL Knee ligament repair)

LW is a 20 year old footballer who had a traumatic football injury where he was tackled and landed awkwardly onto his left knee. He was sent to A&E where an X-ray revealed he had an avulsion fracture of the head of fibula. He had an MRI following this and this showed he had ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and lateral collateral ligament (LCL) as well as sustaining ruptures to his biceps femoris tendon (part of hamstrings) and popliteus tendon.

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