Knee Conditions

The knee is a complex hinge joint susceptible to injury and instability especially when patients are overweight and/or very active. Knee surgery is one of the most common orthopedic surgical treatments performed in the United States and around the world. Most commonly, patients experience ligament tears, sprains, dislocation, and fractures of the knee. Minor injuries can be treated with conservative techniques such as lifestyle change in the form of improved diet and exercise to lose weight, rest, anti-inflammatory medication, and, in some cases, physical therapy.

Fractures, ACL tears, significant meniscus tears, and other more significant knee injuries may require surgical intervention to restore movement and reduce pain. Longer-term degeneration due to wear and tear or osteoarthritis may require knee replacement surgery which uses artificial implants mimicking the knee joint to restore normal function and reduce pain.

Below you will find more information on common conditions and treatments that we see and treat at our orthopedic practice.

Knee Treatments

The information on this website is for educational purposes only. This is not meant as medical advice. Always consult with your physician for any medical concerns.