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Knee Injuries, Knee Injury Orthopedic Services and Knee Replacement Surgery

Lakeshore Orthopedic Group specializes in judging and diagnosing the extent of knee injuries and knee pain. We offer treatment for and can provide the right diagnosis to move forward to reduce a patient’s knee pain and discomfort.

The knee is formed by three bones: the femur (the thigh bone), the tibia (the shin bone), and the patella (the kneecap). Ligaments connect these bones together and are often times where many serious knee injuries come from. If you are suffering from knee pain the medical staff and surgeons at Lakeshore can help diagnose the source of your pain and suggest the course of treatment.

The Most Common Knee Injury: Damage to the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)

The most commonly injured ligament of the knee is the anterior cruciate ligament, or the ACL. The ACL keeps the knee stable. Injuries range from mild, such as a small tear, to severe, such as when the ligament tears completely or when the ligament and part of the bone separate from the rest of the bone. An ACL tear can cause extreme knee pain and requires extensive recovery time.

Causes of ACL pain and injuries:

Your ACL can be injured if your knee joint is bent backward, twisted, or bent side to side. The chance of injury is higher if more than one of these movements occurs at the same time. Contact (being hit by another person or object) also can cause an ACL injury.

Other Knee Injuries:

But a meniscus tear, among other ligament injuries, such as the MCL (medial collateral ligament), LCL (lateral collateral ligament), or PCL (posterior cruciate ligament) will also require major or minor knee surgery depending on the extent of the injuries.

Arthritis of the knee can also be a prevalent knee injury. This may require total knee replacement surgery.

Types of Knee Surgeries and Treatments for Knee Pain:

  • Meniscectomy
  • Meniscus Repair
  • Meniscus Transplant
  • Plica Surgery
  • Lateral Release
  • Tendon Repair
  • ACL Reconstructive Surgery
  • Unicompartmental Knee Replacement
  • Full Knee Replacement
  • Microfracture Surgery

Lakeshore Orthopedic Group can determine what exactly is required and can offer an alternative to knee replacement or knee replacement options.