Today I was going to write about Chipper Jones’ injury, but that can wait. What I wanted to chat about today is the very cool knee injury videos on You Tube. No, I’m not talking about the ones that show the actual injuries. I don’t know about you, but it makes me squeamish to watch that happen. I remember injuries to myself and how I felt when they happened. A shiver goes up my back.
What I am talking about are the cool educational knee videos on You Tube. A few are low budget and missing information, but then a few others are right on topic. Let’s take a look at a few of them:
The first video is from Dr. Vijay Vad, the PGA Tour doctor. It is a great visual walk through of the main parts of the knee and common injuries.
The next video is from Dr. Bertram Zarins, but it is not embeddable. It is a very clear overview of the internal workings of the knee using animation. You can find the video here.
The next two videos might make you freak out, but it’s the first time I’ve seen a diagnostic process for knees on You Tube. When I write an article and stress the importance of seeing a doctor, this is why.
The first video shows the diagnostic movement for a PCL tear:
The next video is in a similar fashion, but shows the test for an MCL rupture.
The videos are well done. Hopefully they’ve shown you a little more under the hood of knee problems.
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