If you are like most Americans, your knees will cause you problems at some point in life. Whether from a sports injury or just wear and tear due to aging, approximately 600,000 knee replacements are performed every year. When choosing an orthopedic surgeon to operate on your knee, find a surgeon with advanced training in knee surgery for best results. 

The knee joint is where the leg bones (femur and tibia) come together underneath the patella (kneecap), which connects to the femur.  The meniscus is made of cartilage that covers end of the tibia, allowing for smooth movement and shock absorption. Synovial fluid acts as a lubricant inside the joint. 

The knee gets its strength and stability from the muscles in your thigh and four surrounding ligaments: the medial (inner side) and lateral (outer side) collateral and the anterior and posterior (inside) cruciate ligaments. 

When you experience pain, swelling, or stiffness in your knee joint, it may be caused by:

Primary treatment options can relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and postpone the need for surgery. Every patient responds differently to treatment, but the most common approaches we use are:

  • Medication to reduce inflammation and pain caused by arthritis.
  • Physical therapy to strengthen and condition the knee joint.
  • PRP injections to stimulate the body’s natural healing process
  • Viscosupplementation to re-lubricate the joint to provide pain relief from knee osteoarthritis

When conservative, non-surgical treatments are no longer effective, or if the injury is too severe, knee surgery may be necessary. Procedures we perform include:

Treatment for knee injuries starts with a detailed, hands-on evaluation. Allegiance Orthopedic & Spine Institute of Delray Beach, Boca Raton, and Plantation, Florida offers musculoskeletal imaging in the office, and we’ll get you scheduled within a week. Call (561) 330-4358 today or request an appointment online.

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