Knee injuries can happen for many reasons. They can be related to a fall, sports or exercise activity or due to some other type of accident. Many knee injuries can be treated non-surgically with rest, ice, bracing, physical therapy and anti-inflammatory medications. Typically, knee injuries include bone fractures, dislocated joints, a soft tissue tear in one of the ligaments that hold the knee joint together, or a tear in the cartilage that cushions in between the bones of the knee or a tear in one of the tendons that make up the knee joint.
Symptoms of knee injuries include pain, swelling, the knee "giving out", not being able to move the knee or a "popping" sound at the time of injury.
In some cases, ligament tears can be treated non-surgically depending on the activity level of the patient. For athletes, who suffer a knee injury involving tears to knee ligaments, most often surgery is needed in order for the athlete to return to their sport.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with an knee specialist, please call our scheduling line:
MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
9000 Franklin Square Drive
Baltimore, MD 21237
MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital
5601 Loch Raven Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21239
MedStar Harbor Hospital
2900 S. Hanover Street
Baltimore, MD 21225
MedStar Union Memorial Hospital
3333 N. Calvert Street, Suite 400
Baltimore, MD 21218
- Learn more about knee conditons at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons