osteoarthritis

High ankle sprains – Syndesmosis injury

High ankle sprains – Syndesmosis injury

It is only too fitting to be talking about syndesmosis injuries with Jack Gunston from Hawthron working hard to get back for this weeks prelimanry final in the AFL 2 weeks post injury.

As per a previous post, ankles are the most commonly injured body part in a wide variety of popular Australian sports.

If you hurt your ankle, an important injury not to miss is the ‘high ankle sprain’, or syndesmosis injury.

KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS

KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS

Osteoarthritis is the most common disease of joints adults suffer from worldwide.

Osteoarthritis is the most prevalent form of arthritis and occurs especially in the knee joint. It affects nearly 6% of all adults, but more women are affected than men. “According to a number of published reports, anywhere from 6% to over 13% of men, but between 7% and 19% of women, over 45 years of age are affected, resulting in a 45% less risk of incidence in men.

Approximately 50% of the 65+ population are affected by OA in the knee, but it can also affect young people.

Osteoarthritis of the knee (OA Knee) is one of the five leading causes of disability among elderly men and women. The risk for disability from OA Knee is as great as that from cardiovascular disease.