You can have knee injuries when you sprain, tear, fracture, pull, or strain the bones, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and other structures in your knee joint. Some common kind of injuries that affect the knee include:
The symptoms of knee injuries differ depending on the type of injury you have. In general, you’re likely to have pain and some degree of stiffness when you injure your knee. You might also have swelling and be unable to put any pressure or weight on your knee. If you have patellar dislocation or knee instability, you might experience a popping sensation if the bones in your knee joint slide out of place. Dr.Bennett will fully evaluate your injury and take your symptoms into consideration when determining your treatment options.
Unless you have a serious knee injury, Dr. Bennett will most likely recommend treatment options that don’t involve surgery. These nonsurgical options should ease inflammation, relieve pain, and help you rebuild strength and flexibility in your knee. Dr.Bennett might recommend taking over-the-counter pain relievers and wearing a brace to keep your knee immobilized as it heals. He might also recommend physical therapy exercises for making your knee muscles stronger and more flexible.
Dr. Bennett might discuss surgical treatment options with you if your knee injury isn’t improving with other forms of treatment or if you have a serious injury that won’t heal on its own. Your options will be based on the type of injury you have and the severity of it. Some of the procedures Dr. Bennett offers for knee injuries include:
If you need treatment for knee injuries, please contact J. Michael Bennett, MD, PA to set up an appointment.