The knee is formed by three bones:
- Femur (the thigh bone)
- Tibia (the shin bone)
- Patella (the kneecap).
These bones are connected by ligaments, which is often where serious knee injuries occur. If you are suffering from knee pain, our medical staff and surgeons will work with you to diagnose the source of your pain and suggest a course of treatment.
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury
The most commonly injured ligament of the knee is the anterior cruciate ligament, or the ACL. The ACL keeps the knee stable and helps it move. Injuries can range from mild, such as a small tear, to severe, when the ligament tears completely or when the ligament and part of the bone separate from the rest of the bone. An ACL tear can cause extreme knee pain.
Causes of ACL pain and injuries
Your ACL can be injured if your knee joint is bent backward, twisted, or bent side to side. The chance of injury is higher if more than one of these movements occurs at the same time. Additionally, hard contact or being hit by another person or object also can cause an ACL injury. If you have concerns about your knee or suspect you suffered a knee injury, please call our office.
Other Knee Injuries
- Arthritis of the knee
- Lateral collateral ligament (LCL) injury
- Medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury
- Meniscal tear
- Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury
Treatment of the above injuries will vary depending on the extent of the injuries.
Types of Knee Surgeries and Treatments for Knee Pain
- Meniscus repair
- Meniscus transplant
- Plica surgery
- Lateral release
- Tendon repair
- ACL reconstructive surgery
- Unicompartmental knee replacement
- Full knee replacement
- Microfracture surgery