It’s not uncommon for athletes to suffer damage or injury as a result of an accident while on the field, occasionally developing or aggravating a previous condition in the process, which can affect their performance. Sports or physical activities requiring rigorous training and performance during competitive have a higher risk of injury among athletes. Knee injuries are some of the most common complications affecting numerous athletes throughout their career, most frequently hyperextension knee injuries caused during contact sports.
Hyperextension knee injuries can vary from acute to chronic and these are generally painful. The infrapatellar fat pad, abbreviated as IPFP, is one of the most frequently affected structures due to hyperextension knee injuries. In the presence of an acute knee hyperextension injury, for instance, when an athlete is tackled in rugby, the posterior cruciate ligament, or PCL and/or the posterior lateral corner, or PLC, of the knee may suffer injury.
Knee complications can occur due to a variety of factors, such as an accident, however, these types of issues are most commonly the result of sports injuries. During specific sports or physical activities, wear and tear of the tissues is the most common reason knee injuries occur, however, a hyperextension knee injury may also frequently develop. For more information, please feel free to ask Dr. Jimenez or contact us at (915) 850-0900.
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