Discounted Knee Orthopedic Surgery In New York & New Jersey
Your knee is the largest joint in your body, a complex structure with many parts, making it susceptible to all kinds of injuries or cartilage damage. Some of the most common knee injuries include fractures, dislocations, sprains and ligament tears. While many knee injuries can be successfully treated using simple orthopedic care measures such as bracing, physical therapy and rehabilitation exercises, some knee injuries can only be corrected with knee surgery or arthroscopic knee surgery (knee arthroscopy, knee scope).
Your knee is comprised of bones, cartilage, ligaments and tendons. The most common knee injuries include fractures around the knee, dislocation, sprains and soft-tissue ligament tears. Often, injuries involve more than one structure in the knee. Swelling and knee pain are the most common signs of a knee injury. Your knee may also “catch” or lock up when you try to walk. Instability causes a feeling that your knee is about to come loose or give way.
Common knee injuries
Fractures: The most commonly broken knee bone is the patella, or kneecap. You can also fracture the ends of the femur and tibia where they form the knee joint. Knee fractures can also be caused by high-energy trauma, falls from significant heights and motor vehicle accidents. An orthopedic doctor, bone doctor or bone specialist can provide knee pain treatment or repair a fracture to help you get moving again.
Dislocation: When your knee bones move completely or partially out of place, you have a dislocation. Your femur and tibia can be forced out of alignment or the patella can slip from its normal position. If you have normal knee structure, dislocations are most often caused by high-impact trauma from falls, car crashes and physical contact from sports.
Ligament injuries: Tears to the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament), PCL (posterior cruciate ligament) and MCL (medial collateral ligaments) are common in competitive sports and among sedentary and older people. Depending on the extent of damage, your sports medicine doctor, knee specialist or orthopedic surgeon may recommend corrective arthroscopic knee surgery.
Meniscal tear: Your meniscus can tear from twisting, cutting, pivoting or being tackled, as in football. Arthritis can also cause meniscal tear. If arthritis damages your knee enough, you might be a candidate for meniscus surgery or knee replacement surgery. Even something as simple as an awkward twist when getting up from a chair can cause a tear, especially if the meniscus has weakened over time.
Tendon tears: You can stretch or tear your quadriceps and patellar tendons. While anyone can injure these tendons, middle-aged people who play running or jumping sports are more susceptible. Other common causes of tendon injuries include falls, direct force applied to the front of the knee and landing awkwardly after a jump.
Knee pain treatment
Your orthopedic doctor offers all kinds of knee pain treatment. If conservative measures such as NSAID medications and physical therapy don’t help, you might be a candidate for knee surgery or arthroscopic knee surgery, also called knee arthroscopy or knee scope. If your knee joint has been seriously damaged by arthritis, knee replacement surgery might be your best alternative or last resort. Your orthopedic doctor or knee specialist can recommend the right knee pain treatment for your unique condition and circumstances.
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