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Here are several common orthopedic injuries that our patients face, along with some information on diagnosing and treating. For more detailed information or to make an appointment, feel free to contact us!
The knee joint has a medial and lateral meniscus that act as a cushion between your tibia and femur. They also play an important role in joint stability, lubrication and force transmission. A meniscus injury can occur with twisting motions or tackling in sports like football. Over time, cartilage degenerates, and in older people just awkwardly twisting a knee when getting up can cause a meniscus tear. Meniscus tears can happen alone, or in conjunction with other knee injuries like ACL tears.
Diagnostics: A meniscus tear is diagnosed with a physical exam in combination with an MRI. During the physical exam the doctor will palpate your knee, and medial or lateral joint line tenderness is consistent with a meniscus tear. Also, the doctor will bend and twist your leg at the knee to see if this action replicates the pain by stressing the meniscus. An MRI is a diagnostic imaging test that is performed using magnetic waves to create a highly detailed image of your knee.
Treatments: Meniscus injuries can be treated non-operatively and operatively, depending on the patient’s symptoms. Non operative treatments include rest, ice, oral anti-inflammatories, elevation, compression and physical therapy. Operative treatment of meniscus tears include arthroscopic knee surgery to repair the meniscus or shave away part of the meniscus that is causing catching, locking, giving way, or severe pain in the knee.
The ACL, or anterior cruciate ligament, is a structure in the knee that connects the tibia to the femur and provides stability for the knee joint. ACL tears occur with trauma with twisting motions, stopping suddenly, or landing incorrectly after jumping. Tears can be complete or partial. Patients often hear or feel a large pop when this injury occurs, often with immediate pain, swelling and knee instability.
Diagnostics: An ACL tear is diagnosed with a physical exam in combination with an MRI. During the physical exam, the doctor will test the structures of the knee and compare them to the non-injured knee. The diagnosis is confirmed with an MRI which is a diagnostic imaging test that is performed using magnetic waves to create a highly detailed image of your knee.
Treatments: The ACL cannot repair on its own and usually must be surgically repaired with arthroscopic knee surgery. A cadaver anterior tibialis tendon is used to act as an ACL. Your doctor will prescribe physical therapy before and after surgery to work on range of motion and strength of your knee and muscles.
Jarrett Orthopedic Rehabilitation, Inc. specializing in outpatient orthopedic physical therapy, strives to provide unequaled quality, service and dependability to our patients. While maintaining our tradition of sincerity and integrity, our expert clinicians and educated staff combine a progressive, whole-body treatment philosophy with the relentless desire to learn and develop new ideas. As a team, we value communication, education and resourcefulness to guide relationships with our patients, physicians and the community we serve.
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