Your Knee: Injuries of the Knee

Your knee is a miraculous joint and is capable of many years of normal functioning, unfortunately, disease and injury can impact how your knee functions. The impact to your life and activities can be minimal with only small aches and pains to completely debilitating with significant loss of normal movement and motion.

Injuries are caused usually from lifestyle, activity and accidents.

Did you know that every one pound of weight loss results in four pounds of pressure taken off each knee? Think of how over time this can influence the health of your knee.

On a daily basis we see numerous cases of injury usually related to sports, normal everyday activity or lifestyle choices.

While most injuries are sports or activity, you would be surprised how many patients injuries are accident related. For example, pet related accidents – usually from tripping over them – are not as uncommon as you might think…

Here are some of the major injuries of the knee:

Injuries of the Knee

  • Dislocations of the knee
  • Dislocations of the knee cap (patella)
  • Femoral fracture
  • Knee fracture
  • Knee pain
  • Knee strain
  • Ligament tears and sprains
  • Meniscus tear of the knee
  • Runners knee
  • Tibia fracture
  • Torn cartilage (meniscus)
  • Torn joint cartilage

Do you have additional questions or would you like more knee injury information? We are happy to help. Please contact us.

Call us at 580-353-8600 to schedule an appointment.

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