Knee Injuries

Hand and Microsurgery Associates

Hand Surgery & Orthopedic Surgery located in Columbus, OH

If your knee often gives out when walking or chronic knee pain is limiting what you can do, you may be a candidate for arthroscopic knee surgery. At Hand and Microsurgery Associates in Columbus, Ohio, the experienced surgical team uses the latest advancements in arthroscopic surgical techniques to repair or replace damaged parts of your knee joint. Their comprehensive care plans focus on restoring full range of motion in your knee, so you stay mobile and pain-free. To schedule an evaluation for painful knee injuries, call Hand and Microsurgery Associates today and learn more about available treatments.

Knee Injuries Q & A

What causes knee injuries?

Your knee joint makes it easy for you to sit, walk, and stay physically active. Over time, your knee joint can break down because of repetitive use or an underlying degenerative condition. 

At Hand and Microsurgery Associates, the medical specialists treat a variety of painful knee injuries and conditions, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Torn meniscus
  • Nerve damage
  • Kneecap fractures
  • Tendon and cartilage damage

The providers also treat tears in the many ligaments of the knee, including the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), and the medial collateral ligament (MCL) that occur due to trauma or overuse.

If you have chronic knee pain or limited mobility in your knee joint that isn’t treatable with over-the-counter medication and rest, you should schedule a diagnostic evaluation with the team at Hand and Microsurgery Associates.

What can I expect during my evaluation for a knee injury?

During your evaluation, your Hand and Microsurgery Associates provider takes time to review your medical history, your lifestyle, and your symptoms to better understand what’s causing your pain or joint dysfunction.

To identify soft-tissue damage or fractures, your physician may request diagnostic imaging tests like X-rays or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). These tests help your provider determine what type of treatment you need to improve function in your knee joint.

How are knee injuries treated?

Initial treatment for soft-tissue injuries in the knee may include physical therapy to strengthen the muscles that support your knee joint and medications to relieve pain and inflammation. 

If you have moderate to severe ligament or tendon tears or significant joint damage, your Hand and Microsurgery Associates provider may recommend surgery. The board-certified surgical team offers a variety of advanced knee surgeries using nationally recognized, arthroscopic techniques for:

  • Fracture repair
  • Torn meniscus repair
  • Full and partial knee joint replacement
  • Microvascular and microsurgical repair
  • Ligament repair for torn ACLs, PCLs, and MCLs

The Hand and Microsurgery Associates staff continue to monitor your progress after surgery to rehabilitate your knee and restore function in your joint. They can coordinate physical therapy and help you manage any discomfort throughout your healing process. 

To find out if you’re a candidate for surgery to treat knee injuries, call Hand and Microsurgery Associates today to schedule an appointment.