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The Knee Joint – T.E. Hall

John Wernham’s Classical Osteopathy is a collection of lectures given by eminent osteopaths one of whom is T. Edward Hall.

In a lecture to Osteopaths T. E. Hall states: “We, you and I, know that while we are called upon to deal with many hundreds of cases of knee disablement, discomfort and pain, only a very small percentage of them can be classified as a definite displaced meniscus. Except where certain occupational hazards exist, i.e., footballers, ballet dancers, miners, etc., if all present here averaged one true cartilage a year for each year in practice, it would be something extraordinary. When we do come upon this condition, especially on the first occasion, we can and should be able to specifically correct it and then follow up by adjustment of the lesser mechanics of movement to the greater. If this is accomplished correctly, all things being equal, the knee should be able to function normally in every way. It is the neglect to normalize the lesser movements of sidebending and rotation, and neglect in the insistence on the carrying out of the appropriate exercises which leaves the knee open to permanent injury.”

T.E. Hall further writes: “We should remind ourselves also that children under 12 years of age complaining of pain in the knee, especially if apparently disabled by the condition, we should of course, rule out any possibility among hosts of other already mentioned, conditions such as Osgood Schlatter’s disease, Pelligrini fractures and congenital discoid meniscus, etc.”

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