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To consult with a knee doctor at Tidewater Orthopaedics,
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Procedures and Conditions of the Knee:
Knee replacement surgery removes degenerated cartilage from the knee joint and replaces it with implants. This is done to restore function and eliminate pain. Our physicians perform computer assisted robotic knee replacements. Robotic surgery provides the patient with increased precision and accuracy and makes the knee replacement less invasive.
An ACL tear occurs when the ACL ligament connecting the femur and tibia becomes injured. It is often painful and causes the knee to feel unstable. An ACL tear most often occurs during athletics, but can also occur because of sudden stops, landing awkwardly, or trauma. Most often the patient will experience a popping sound at the moment the ACL tear occurs. Surgery and rehabilitation are commonly required.
A meniscus tear is a common injury within the knee. Each side of the knee has cartilage providing cushion called the meniscus. Physical activity, rotating, kneeling, squatting, and the aging process can all attribute to a meniscus tear. Patients may experience a popping sound, trouble straightening the leg, and pain. Rest, ice, medication, and physical therapy can help. If pain persists, surgery will be recommended.
It’s important to seek immediate treatment if you think you may be suffering from a knee injury or condition. Consult a knee specialist if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- A popping or snapping noise in the knee during activity
- The sensation of your knee “giving out” while walking, running, jumping, or turning
- Severe joint pain, whether in the knee, behind the knee, or within the kneecap
- Inability to bend or move the knee
- Inability to walk without pain
- Swelling localized to the knee joint or calf area