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Knee Pain

ACL Tear

An anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, injury is a tear in one of the knee ligaments that joins the upper leg bone with the lower leg bone. The ACL keeps the knee stable. Injuries range from mild, such as a small tear, to severe, such as when the ligament tears completely or when the ligament and part of the bone separate from the rest of the bone. A blow to the side of the knee, like during a football tackle, may result in an ACL tear. However, coming to a quick stop, combined with a direction change while running, pivoting, landing from a jump, or overextending the knee joint, can cause injury to the ACL. Sports like basketball, football, soccer, and skiing have regular occurrences of ACL tears.

Symptoms:

  • Feeling or hearing a pop in the knee at the time of injury
  • Pain on the outside and back of the knee
  • The knee swelling within the first few hours of the injury
  • Limited knee movement
  • Knee wobbling, buckling, or giving out

Total Knee Replacement

Knee replacement surgery can help relieve pain and restore function in severely diseased knee joints. During knee replacement, a surgeon cuts away damaged bone and cartilage from your thighbone, shinbone and kneecap and replaces it with an artificial joint made of metal alloys, high-grade plastics and polymers.

Symptoms that may lead one to consider a knee replacement:

  • Knee pain that doesn't respond to therapy (medication, injections, and physical therapy for 6 months or more)
  • Pain that limits or prevents activities
  • Inability to sleep through the night because of knee pain
  • Arthritis of the knee
  • Decreased knee function caused by arthritis
  • Some tumors involving the knee