Blog Posts for Common Knee Injuries

The North Florida Bone & Joint Specialists blog provides the latest information on orthopaedic conditions, injuries and procedures.

ACL Tear Reconstruction

Anterior Cruciate Ligament tears are one of the most common types of knee injuries. The ACL is a ligament that crosses the inside of the knee, connecting the femur to the tibia while offering stability to the joint. Tears often need to be reconstructed surgically to restore knee stability and strength. Before surgery, many patients go through physical therapy to prepare for a successful recovery. If you are in need of an ACL reconstruction, here's a look at what you can expect from the procedure and your recovery.

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What is Runner’s Knee

Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), often referred to as runner's knee due to its prevalence among runners, is characterized by a dull pain that occurs around or behind the kneecap. While it's common among runners, it can affect anyone participating in an activity that requires repeated knee flexion, such as jumping, walking, or even biking. Here's a closer look at this common knee problem, the causes, common symptoms, how it's treated, and some helpful prevention tips.

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Common Knee Injuries

The knee joint is a large, complex joint that connects the tibia to the femur. It absorbs an incredible amount of pressure and impact from routine, daily activities like walking or going up a flight of stairs. Since the knee joint is so complex, it is susceptible to injury, and any knee injury should be taken seriously. While many knee injuries are easily treated with conservative measures such as physical therapy and bracing, more severe injuries may require the skill of an orthopaedic surgeon.

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How to Choose an Orthopedic Surgeon for Your Knee Replacement

Choosing the right orthopaedic surgeon is essential to ensure your surgery is a success. A knee replacement is the opportunity to reclaim your active lifestyle, so selecting a quality surgeon who is experienced with this procedure is crucial. Not only do you want an orthopaedic surgeon who has a history of successful knee replacements, but also someone you feel comfortable with asking questions and voicing concerns along the way. Here are some guidelines to follow when selecting an orthopaedic surgeon.

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Dos and Don'ts for Managing Knee Pain

Knee injuries are one of the most prevalent and debilitating occurrences to athletes.

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Treating a Meniscus Tear: When Is Knee Surgery Your Best Option?

The meniscus is the cartilage that acts as a cushion within your knee, and is comprised of medial and lateral aspects. Meniscal tears are quite common, particularly as patients grow older. While some tears may not require surgical intervention, it’s important to know when surgery is the best option to prevent further knee problems.

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