As the largest joint in the body, the knee can withstand a tremendous amount of wear and tear. But, it is also the most susceptible joint to injury. The most common types of knee injuries include fractures, dislocations, sprains, and tears. And, many times, knee injuries involve more than one part of the knee (bone, ligament, cartilage, etc.) These injuries can be painful and affect mobility, making even the simplest tasks difficult to perform.

In addition to injuries, common knee conditions such as arthritis—osteoarthritis in particular—can also cause pain, stiffness, and problems with mobility.

At EmergeOrtho—Triangle Region, we have an entire team of board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians dedicated to addressing knee conditions and treatments. Whenever possible, we utilize conservative approaches. However, if surgery is necessary, our surgeons are the best in the region, providing advanced surgical methods and patient-centered care for the best possible outcomes.

Keep reading to learn more about knee injuries, conditions, and treatments to help you Emerge Stronger. Healthier. Better.

Knee Pain Caused by Knee Injuries and Conditions

An estimated one in four adults in the U.S. suffers from chronic knee pain. As we mentioned earlier, knee pain can stem from a variety of knee injuries and conditions. At EmergeOrtho—Triangle Region, we diagnose and treat a wide variety of knee problems, which include:

To help diagnose these knee injuries and conditions, our doctors assess symptoms such as:

  • Swelling, warmth, redness, and tenderness around the knee joint
  • Range-of-motion
  • Instability
  • Gait (the way you walk)
  • Visible signs of injury to the bone, muscles, tendons, and ligaments around the knee

Black male athlete in workout gear sits on concrete steps holding his knee pain.

Additional diagnostic and imaging tests such as X-ray, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and/or computerized tomography (CT) scans may also help diagnose your knee condition.

Knee Treatments: Conservative and Surgical Approaches

Our knee physicians always explore and exhaust nonsurgical treatment methods first and foremost. Conservative knee treatment approaches include:

  • Anti-inflammatory non-steroidal drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Cortisone injections
  • Physical therapy
  • PRP therapy (for non-operative musculoskeletal treatment)
  • Wearable assistive device (such as a knee brace and or crutch)

If nonsurgical treatment methods fail to address symptoms, or your knee condition or injury is severe, surgery is often necessary. Our surgeons’ extensive fellowship training and skill sets allow them to perform advanced, minimally-invasive surgical procedures. These techniques encourage faster recovery, smaller incisions, and reduced pain for the patient.

Knee surgical procedures offered at EmergeOrtho—Triangle Region include:

No matter your diagnosis, our surgeons will ensure you receive a personalized treatment plan to address your specific needs.

To learn more about knee conditions and treatments, self schedule a consultation now. Or, please call us any time at (919) 220-5255.

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