Information on common injuries treated by Rapid Access Orthopedics
The anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, is one of four major knee ligaments. The ACL is critical to knee stability, and people who injure their ACL often complain of symptoms of their knee giving-out from under them. Therefore, many patients who sustain an ACL tear opt to have surgical treatment of this injury.
Meniscal tears are among the most common knee injuries. Athletes, particularly those who play contact sports, are at risk for meniscal tears. However, anyone at any age can tear a meniscus. When people talk about torn cartilage in the knee, they are usually referring to a torn meniscus.
Knee Sprains & Strains
A knee sprain means that you have injured one of the ligaments around the knee joint. There are four major ligaments that contribute to the stability of the knee. In addition, there are many smaller ligaments that can cause pain after injury.
Patellar subluxation is a condition where the patella, or kneecap, slips out of the socket slightly and then right back in. The kneecap fits into a groove at the end of the femur. When subluxation occurs, the kneecap slides out of this groove, most often to the side of the leg. The condition can range in severity and symptoms may vary.
Runners Knee is a condition characterized by pain behind or around the kneecap.
A swollen knee is a common problem caused by accumulation of fluid in or around the knee joint. It is commonly referred to as “water on the knee” or a “knee joint effusion”.
A calf strain is a tear to one or both of the muscles at the back of the lower leg, usually the gastrocnemius muscle in the middle at the junction between the muscle and tendon.
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