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:
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries
- Medial collateral ligament (MCL) injuries
- Lateral collateral ligament (LCL) injuries
- Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injuries
- Medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) injuries
- Patellar instability
- Knee arthritis
- Knee swelling and pain
- Avascular necrosis (AVN)
- Meniscus and labral tears
- Knee fractures
- Broken kneecap
To help diagnose these knee injuries and conditions, our doctors assess symptoms such as:
- Swelling, warmth, redness, and tenderness around the knee joint
- Gait (the way you walk)
- Visible signs of injury to the bone, muscles, tendons, and ligaments around the knee