Nonsurgical treatments for injuries of the knee
Knee pain occurs for many reasons. An athletic injury to the knee joint can result in acute pain, inflammation, reduced mobility and premature arthritis. The most common types of knee injuries include:
Ohio State’s team of orthopedic and sports medicine experts includes physical therapists, and surgeons who provide leading-edge treatments, including options not offered elsewhere in central Ohio, to minimize pain and facilitate a faster recovery.
Life, and sports, puts a lot of wear and tear on your knees. For runners in particular, it may be difficult to know when to see a doctor for knee pain while running. To tell normal pain from more serious signs of injury, look out for sharp pains inside the knee or along the joint lines.
Your doctor will ask questions about the injury, the history of your knee pain and your symptoms and perform clinical tests to measure joint laxity. He or she may order X-rays or MRI scans to verify the diagnosis if significant swelling is present or the exact structures involved are difficult to identify. Clinical measures, tests and imaging will also be used to rule out or evaluate concurrent injuries. In some cases, the knee injury may be given a specific grade to determine its severity and guide treatment planning.
Innovative diagnostics: The diagnostic advancements achieved in our Biomechanics Lab in identifying the movement patterns associated with ACL injury are recognized internationally. This work has led to earlier detection, more effective treatment and even prevention.
Trey is a High School wrestler who tore his LCL, due to his preventative measures and physical health he beat the odds in not needing to have surgery. Here we learn about how physical therapy helped him get back to the mat in record time.
Parker is a high school athlete who plays football and basketball. After several traumatic injuries to his knee and a failed surgery at another hospital, his mom discovered David Flanigan, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Here, Parker and his mom tell his story and how MPFL reconstruction and Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy surgery at Ohio State has put Parker back onto the field doing what he loves most: playing football.
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