Knee Injuries and Treatments
Knees are joints within the body that are main up of bone, cartilage, ligaments, and fluid. Knee movement is supported by muscles and tendons. Injury occurs when the knee is prohibited from functioning properly. Disease can also take place within the knee, requiring treatment.
As weight-bearing joints, your knees are often highly prone to painful and debilitating injuries. Knee injuries can typically take place during sports or work activities. In addition to injury, disease can also cause knee pain and issues. Osteoarthritis is the primary cause of deterioration, pain, and limited mobility in the knee joint.
When you experience a knee injury, you will want to seek out the best orthopedic care possible to help not only relieve your pain but get you back to your favorite activities as soon as possible.
Knee Injury Treatment & Repair in Stephens County
If you are suffering from knee pain or injury, turn to Dr. Christopher Vaughn at Stephens County Orthopedics for the comprehensive treatment of knee problems. Dr. Vaughn and his team proudly serve Northeast Georgia, offering expert healthcare and treatment for knee-related injuries and disease.
Common Knee Problems and Issues
- Knee ligament tear (ACL, MCL and LCL). Ligaments provide stability for the knee. Damage to ligaments can severely limit motion and cause instability.
- Meniscal (cartilage) tear. This injury occurs when the cartilage at the top of the tibia is torn, prohibiting the femur from gliding properly with movement.
- Arthritis. This is a disease in which one or more joints become inflamed, prohibiting proper movement.
- Bursitis and tendonitis. Bursitis is inflammation of the bursa or small sac of fluid promoting movement of the joints. Tendonitis involves the swelling of the tendons within the knee.
- Baker’s cyst. Baker’s cysts are often found as a result of arthritis or a cartilage tear of the knee. This issue occurs when fluid is built up behind the knee, prohibiting movement and causing pain (tightness).
- Patellofemoral (knee) joint syndrome. This is a condition when the kneecap moves abnormally across the knee. It is often referred to as jumper’s knee or runner’s knee and is described as pain in the front of the knee around the kneecap (patella).
- Patellar (kneecap) fracture. This injury includes a fracture or breaks in the patella (kneecap) leaving your knee vulnerable to additional injury.
- Iliotibial band syndrome. This injury is an overuse condition that takes place between the outer thigh of the body and the knee.
- Knee joint and bursa infection. Knee joints may become infected leading to pain, redness, swelling, and even fever and chills.
Treatment Solutions for Knee Injuries
As a board-certified knee expert, Dr. Vaughn offers an array of treatment solutions, from conservative, non-surgical options to some of the most advanced surgical procedures available.
Some of the knee injury treatment options available at Stephens County Hospital include:
- Physical therapy
- Viscosupplementation injections
- Knee arthroscopy
- Knee ligament reconstruction (ACL, LCL, MCL)
- Total knee replacement
Dr. Vaughn will work with you to determine the root cause of your knee pain, problem, and issues, and help you determine the best course of action for treatment.
Knee Injury Treatment Near Me
Why live with knee pain when you don’t have to? For the most comprehensive treatment of knee injuries in Stephens County, call Stephens County Orthopedics today 706-282-5845.