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Your Knee

grandfather with grandsonThe knee is one of the largest, most complex joints in the body. An injury to the knee, or its surrounding muscles, tendons, bones and joints, can affect almost everything you do, including walking, lifting and bending. Left untreated, damage can become worse and lead to long­term loss of function.

Injuries to the knee can occur from overuse, age or trauma and treatment methods often range from noninvasive options such as bracing or physical therapy to total knee replacements when deemed necessary by our board certified orthopaedic specialists.

If you’re dealing with pain or loss of functionality, call (772) 288-2400 or click here to request your appointment with one of our knee specialists to take the first step toward getting back to your life without pain.

Knee FAQ

The knee is one of the largest and most complex joints in the body. The knee joins the thigh bone (femur) to the shin bone (tibia). The smaller bone that runs alongside the tibia (fibula) and the kneecap (patella) are the other bones that make the knee joint.

Some of the most common reasons for knee pain are sprained ligaments, meniscus (cartilage) tears, tendonitis, and runner’s knee. But the knee is a complex joint, and there’s plenty more that can go wrong. Other conditions that cause knee pain include: Bursitis, Iliotibial band syndrome, Osgood-Schlatter Disease, Osteoarthritis, Dislocated kneecap, Patellofemoral pain syndrome, Patellar tendonitis, or Loose bodies.

Patients facing knee surgery — especially knee replacement surgery as well as surgery to reconstruct the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) will benefit from prehabilitation. Benefits include: minimize the risk of complications after surgery, improve the chances of a successful return to sports, and minimize the risks of a second ACL injury.

When it comes to relieving knee pain, there are many different treatment options. Success varies not only by individual knee but also by what’s causing your knee pain. Care for arthritis pain, for example, often involves a combination of treatments.

Some common non-surgical treatments include: medication, low-impact exercise, heat/cold therapies, weight management, injections, physical therapy, assistive devices, bracing, and avoidance.

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