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Joint Injury Care- Onto Orthopedics

Are you experiencing knee or joint pain? If you have suffered a joint injury and pain is a daily occurrence, feel free to give us a call. Sometimes joint pain can be caused by arthritis. Unfortunately, arthritis can develop in numerous joints including the knee, elbow, wrist, and more. Arthritis treatment runs the gamut between exercise and pharmacological treatment to surgery. Sometimes medical treatments fail and surgery becomes the best option. Our practice offers a broad range of solutions for joint pain.

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Knee Injury Treatment – Knee Surgeon in Dallas

The Marvelous Knee

Your knee is an engineering marvel, an intricate combination of bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments and soft tissue. The largest joint in your body, the knee is the juncture of your thigh bone (femur) and shin bone (tibia). The two are connected to each other and to the front-facing kneecap (patella) by a complex network of muscle and connective tissue.

Although the knee is described as a "hinge joint," that image is a little misleading. The bones don't actually interlock with each other, but instead meet end-to-end, buffered by a cushion of smooth cartilage. Two rubbery discs called menisci also separate the femur and tibia. An oily fluid (called synovial fluid) lubricates the joint surfaces to help keep them friction-free. Ligaments and muscles control the joint's main motions, flexion (bending) and extension (straightening).

Common Knee Injuries

Two main types of knee injuries exist, acute and overuse injuries. Certain groups of people are more susceptible to knee damage, including older people as well as very athletic people. Common symptoms of knee injuries include locking, creaking sounds, pain in the knee joint, and instability. Onto Orthopedics uses some of the leading diagnostics and treatment technologies to help isolate and treat the cause of your knee injury symptoms.

Common Knee Injuries and Immediate Care

we treat many common knee injuriesKnee injuries can be as simple as pain resulting from a minor fall or can be something major like a vehicular accident tearing the knee ligaments or cartilages. Sometimes, sports injuries may affect the muscles and bones of the knee joint too, and that’s when a visit to an orthopedic surgeon may be necessary.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries:

Injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament of the knee are caused by the knee bending the wrong way, pushing back too far or twisting too hard, leading to overstretching and rupturing of the ligament. The immediate treatment includes protect, rest, ice, compress and elevate (PRICE).

  • Protect: You should protect your knee from any weight-bearing by using crutches for a few days.
  • Rest: One must stop playing any type of sports affecting the knee.
  • Ice: It helps by reducing swelling and pain and quickens the healing process.
  • Compress: Specialized elastic bandages help by reducing swelling and provide support to the joint and ligament following the injury till they recover completely.
  • Elevate: Helps in reducing the swelling.