Essential knee terminology
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- Wall slides
Wall slides are rehabilitation exercises.
- Water on the knee
Water on the knee refers to excess fluid inside the knee joint cavity (effusion) or excess fluid within pockets (bursae) around the knee (bursitis).
- Wiberg classification
This is a classification of patellar shape, which is simply used in describing patellae.
- Windswept knees
The combination of a bow leg on one side with a knock knee on the other.
- Wobble board
A board with a rounded base - a useful item of rehab equipment.
The WOMAC is a scoring system for functional disability from osteoarthritis (WOMAC=Western Ontario and McMaster Universities).