As one of the largest joints in the body, the knee is one of the easiest to injure. The major tendons supporting the knee joint -- the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), and the medial collateral ligament (MCL) -- are often injured during exercise. The posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) can be injured through a blow to the front of the knee or even a misstep on the sports field.
Torn tendons around the knee joint -- most commonly, the meniscus tendon -- can result from sudden turning, rotating, twisting or being tackled.
While resting a hurt knee can take care of simple strains, if a patient notices any of the following, they should seek a doctor's attention immediately: a popping noise with the feeling that the knee has given out during the injury; has severe pain; cannot move the knee; has to limp; or has swelling at the site of injury.
Shore Orthopaedic Group takes great care to help heal knee joints properly. Our physicians have specialized training to help their patients recover as quickly and easily as possible.
Contact Shore Orthopaedic to make an appointment with Dr. Grossman, Dr. Markbreiter, Dr. Rizzo or Dr. Chalnick and get on the road to recovery.