Soft Tissue Knee & Sports Injuries

Knee injuries are common in both amateur and professional sportspeople and the treatment of sporting injuries has undergone significant advancement in recent years.

Surgeons have gone from simply removing injured tissue to be able to repair and reconstruct damaged structures. With advancement in technologies and techniques we are now recognising and treating a much larger portfolio of injuries and afflictions.

Symptoms of soft tissue knee & sports injuries

A soft tissue knee or sports injury is almost always noticeable. Some symptoms include:

  • Knee pain
  • Knee stiffness
  • Knee swelling
  • Clicking, locking or giving away at the knee
  • Instability in the knee
  • Extreme leg or arm weakness
  • A bone or joint that is visibly out of place

It is important that you meet with an orthopedic knee surgeon as soon as you are aware of your injury. Your first appointment will most likely include diagnostic imaging (MRI or x-rays) as well as physical tests to determine the best course of action.

Surgery

Should you require surgery, some of the most important things you can do to help your body heal include:

  • Eating healthy
  • Quitting smoking
  • Vitamin C
  • Keeping wounds clean and dry
  • Working with health professionals to stay as active as possible
  • Maintaining a positive attitude

Speak to a knee surgeon in Melbourne

Our team of dedicated surgeons are well-versed in all soft tissue knee and sports injuries. When you need a committedhip replacement surgeon orknee surgeon in Melbourne, our team is internationally trained to handle all syndromes and conditions. With treatment options includingACL surgery, physiotherapy and other appropriate measures, you can trust our team to deliver an exceptional experience during every step of the journey to recovery.

Contact us today to submit an enquiry and one of our specialists will respond as soon as possible.

FAQ

How many types of knee pain are there?

Knee pain can be divided into three major categories: Acute injury: (a broken bone or a torn ligament); medical conditions (rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis); and chronic use/overuse conditions (osteoarthritis, IT band syndrome, patellar syndromes, and tendinitis, to name a few.)

How do I know if my knee pain is serious?

You should see an orthopaedic knee surgeon if you exhibit any of the following symptoms:

  • Can’t bear weight on your knee
  • Have noticeable knee swelling
  • Cannot fully extend or flex your knee
  • See an obvious deformity in your leg or knee
  • Have a fever, in addition to pain or swelling in your knee