Knee Pain Treatment
Knee Surgery Delray Beach and Boca Raton, FL
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.
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.
Common Causes of Knee Pain
When you experience pain, swelling, or stiffness in your knee joint, it may be caused by:
- Baker's cyst
- Meniscus tear
- Cartilage damage
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury
- Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury
- Patellar tendon tear
Knee Pain Treatment Options
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
Knee Surgery Procedures
When conservative, nonsurgical treatments are no longer effective, or if the injury is too severe, knee surgery may be necessary. Procedures we perform include:
- Knee arthroscopy
- Partial knee replacement
- Minimally invasive knee replacement
- Total knee replacement
- Patient-specific instruments (PSI) knee replacements
Comprehensive Care for Knee Injuries at Allegiance Orthopedic & Spine Institute
Treatment for knee injuries starts with a detailed, hands-on evaluation. Allegiance Orthopedic & Spine Institute of Delray Beach and Boca Raton, 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.