Stanley, a lineman for the football team, was hit hard on the lateral part of his knee. His knee was swollen, and a physician extracted the excess fluid from his joint capsule through a needle. Examination then revealed greater mobility than normal as the leg was moved in an anterior direction, relative to the thigh, when the knee was flexed as a 90-degree angle. Greater than normal mobility was also observed when the knee was moved medically, relative to the thigh and ankle.
Describe the likely injury to Stanley's knee in as much detail as possible.
The joint is an area present in bones in which two or more bones are combined to enable the movement of bones. The ligaments, connective tissues of bones, provide support to the joints. The surface of joints is enclosed by the tissue called cartilage.
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The possible injuries that occurred in the given case are as follows:
- Inflammation of soft tissue that surrounds the joints resulting in joint...
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