Your knees are important for daily activities such as walking, running, and sitting, as they maintain the movement of your legs when supporting your body weight. However, they are also the most easily injured part of your body as they are complex joints composed of several components.Enquire Now
Injuries can occur to any parts of the knee joint, especially if there is a sudden twisting force in an unexpected manner. The cartilage and certain ligaments/tendons of the knee joint are susceptible to wear and tear either due to age or persistent overuse (common for athletes). While athletes in certain types of sports are more likely to sustain knee injuries, anyone can get one.
The risk factors of sustaining knee injuries include:
Common knee injuries can be broadly divided into 3 categories: ligament injuries, cartilage/meniscus tears and overuse syndromes.
Cartilage and Meniscus Injuries
Overuse Syndromes / Mobility Issues
The knee can also suffer from traumatic injuries such as fractures of the patella (knee cap), femur or tibia, or dislocations of the patella.
Patients who had previously undergone knee replacement surgery may encounter issues such as persistent pain around the implants, infection of the knee implants, fractures around the implants or loosening of the implants due to wear and tear. These are complex issues which require thorough evaluation and specific skill-sets to be able to be addressed safely and effectively.
While symptoms may vary according to the location and severity of the injuries, common symptoms include:
It is best to visit the doctor if you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, as ignoring them might result in further complications and reduce your mobility.
Our doctors are trained and highly experienced in diagnosing and treating orthopaedics conditions. We aim to provide you with quality care by thoroughly assessing your condition and personalising your treatments to your needs and goals.