The knee is the largest joint in the body and is central to nearly every routine activity. The knee joint is formed by the ends of 3 bones and thick, tough tissue bands called ligaments connect the bones and stabilize the joint. Cartilage and soft tissue serve as shock absorbers and lubricating fluid.
When some or all of these components are damaged, knee pain can result. Knee pain and loss of mobility can be a result of a multitude of things such as arthritis, cartilage damage meniscal damage, ligament damage or soft tissue pain. Florida Orthopaedic Specialists have a variety of non-surgical and surgical treatments for knee ailments.
Non-surgical treatments can include:
- Non-steroidal and/or steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
- Physical Therapy
- Cortisone Injections
Surgical treatments can include:
- Arthroscopy of the Knee
- Arthroscopic Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Repair
- Arthroscopic Meniscal Repair
- Cartilage Transplantation/Repair
- Total Knee Replacement-Muscle Sparing Technique
- Partial Knee Replacement
- Patellae Resurfacing
The physicians at Florida Orthopaedic Specialists are committed to providing the highest quality of medical care. If you are experiencing knee pain or loss of function an examination by an orthopaedic physician can help determine a correct diagnosis and recommend appropriate treatment options. Call today to make an appointment!