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Everything You Need to Know About Knee Injuries

Everything You Need to Know About Knee Injuries
Everything You Need to Know About Knee Injuries

About the Knee

The knee is the body’s largest joint and is constructed of two main bones, ligaments, cartilage and tendons. The meeting point of your kneecap (patella), femur (thighbone) and shinbone (tibia) forms your knee which is held together by ligaments and meniscal and articular cartilage that keeps your knee parts smoothly moving and cushioned from damage and pain. Tendons attach your muscles to your knee bones and can also develop certain painful issues such as tendonitis.

What happens in a knee injury?

Knee injury and knee pain comes in many different forms. Mild soreness can occur after strenuous exercise, workouts or long walks. But when the pain gets more severe or you suffer a serious knee injury such as arthritis, a problem with your knee joint, Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tears, quadriceps tendon ruptures, and meniscus issues then the knee pain reaches a new level of severity that requires treatment, therapy and sometimes surgery.

When and why to seek advice?

There are many problems that can go wrong with your knee as noted above, and if you have suffered a knee injury or have a condition such as Osgood-Schlatter’s disease or Patellofemoral pain syndrome or severe tendonitis, then it’s important to seek professional advice. Although a knee injury can be addressed in various ways and through different kinds of therapy and pain medications and injections, untreated knee pain can lead to long-term serious problems and complications that can become completely debilitating if not dealt with effectively near the start of when symptoms appear. Constantly evolving technology is improving prospects for treatment every day, including 3D printing technology to help make sure synthetic replacement bones are perfectly contoured and shaped.

What can help?

Although exercise, stretching, ice packs, heat packs, physiotherapy and injections can help treat knee pain, if you have suffered a serious knee injury or have an ongoing and severe knee issue then it is time to consider surgery from an orthopedic surgeon. Other conditions such as bursitis, sprains and dislocations – even once treated – can lead to long-term issues which an orthopedic surgeon is professionally trained to recognize and treat, including without surgery in some cases.

Why Consult Dr. Bagwe?

Dr. Mahesh Bagwe is a dedicated and professional lower extremity specialist at the Orthopedic Center of St. Louis, with years of experience dealing with knee injuries and knee pain and providing clients with effective, reliable, and cutting edge solutions to knee injuries and knee problems. As a leading orthopedic surgeon in the St. Louis area, Dr. Bagwe is ready to welcome and assist you in a consultation and various joint preservation and replacement procedures that may be decided upon including knee replacement, fracture repair or arthroscopy of the knee joint.

Dr. Bagwe and his team will assess your knee injury and knee pain and recommend the best course of action moving forward to solve your problem and will also discuss pricing details and a treatment or surgery schedule with you. If you are suffering severe knee pain or have had a knee injury it’s important to know that help is out there, and Dr. Bagwe and his team have helped clients from all walks of life to overcome serious knee problems.

Reach out and contact Dr. Bagwe today.

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