Knee pain is something nearly everyone in Asheboro NC can relate to. Usually the cause of knee pain is not serious, and non-surgical methods can take care of the discomfort and nuisance of knee pain in a matter of days. Sometimes, however, your knee pain keeps you from your daily activities and interferes with your enjoyment of life. You do not have to suffer with knee pain, so take heart!
Knee injuries are extremely common, and can cause intense knee pain. Those injuries resulting from a fall or a simple bruise usually resolve on their own quickly. Knee injuries resulting from pivoting or twisting, or those creating a popping sound or immediate swelling, almost always involve the tearing of important tissue inside the knee, and sometimes require knee surgery at Randolph Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. These injuries cause bleeding inside of the knee joint, swelling, subsequent instability and knee pain.
When the important structures of the knee are torn, early knee surgery usually leads to the best outcome, and can relieve chronic knee pain. When damage to the knee joint is too severe to repair, knee arthroplasty, or knee replacement, may be necessary. Knee arthroplasty can add up to twenty years of pain free living to sufferers of chronic and debilitating knee pain. Your Asheboro NC knee surgeon can best diagnose your need for a knee replacement with a physical examination, history, x-ray, and MRI, and devise a treatment plan to relieve knee pain.
Diagnosing knee pain with knee arthroscopy
A common tool used by many knee surgeons today to get to the heart of knee pain is knee arthroscopy. With this outpatient procedure, your knee surgeon inserts a tiny camera through a small incision in your knee to get a clear view of your knee joint. Often arthroscopic knee surgery can be performed immediately, with surgical instruments inserted through another small incision. This type of knee surgery not only relieves knee pain, it heals quickly and with less complications present in other surgical procedures because it is minimally invasive.
Sometimes the knee has sustained such serious or debilitating injury, and knee pain is so severe that knee replacement is necessary. Knee arthroplasty, or knee replacement, has become a common treatment for chronic and debilitating knee pain. A new and exciting knee replacement surgery called subvastus knee replacement is now available to people in Asheboro NC from knee surgeons at Randolph Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. This innovative minimally invasive technique accomplishes knee replacement without cutting the quadriceps muscle. Traditional knee replacement involves cutting muscle, a major cause of post-surgical knee pain adding to time spent in healing and rehabilitation.
Knee pain does not have to keep you from enjoying life. With minor knee surgery and with minimally invasive knee arthroplasty, or knee replacement, you can add decades of pain free activity to your life. The knee surgeons at Randolph Orthopedics and Sports Medicine are here to help. If you have knee pain or other sports injuries and seek help in managing or eliminating pain, visit their website at www.RandolphOrthopedics.com for more information.