The knee is subjected to immense loads, forces and torque as it stabilizes and propels the body. It is therefore susceptible to a variety of injuries. But telling you to take a pill and go to therapy and hope that it resolves isn’t proper care. If you hurt your knee, you need to see a knee specialist, an orthopaedic surgeon. Accurate diagnosis and focused treatment will assure your fastest and best recovery.
Many knee injuries are overuse conditions or sprains and strains. If treated properly, these conditions respond well to conservative treatment such as medications, injections, bracing, activity modification and therapy.
However, at times there are more severe injuries such as dislocations, meniscus tears, ligament tears or cartilage lesions that often require surgery for proper healing and recovery.
If you hurt your knee, get yourself to an orthopaedic surgeon.