What is a Knee Fracture?
Another common cause of knee pain is a knee fracture. A knee fracture occurs when bones located in the knee joint either break or crack. A knee fracture can have various levels of severity, from a bend or small crack in the bone to the bone breaking or shattering.
If you or a loved one's knee pain may be a result of a knee fracture, it's important to see an SOS knee specialist.
Knee Fracture Causes
A knee fracture can be caused by a variety of traumas to the knee, including, but not necessarily limited to:
- Auto accidents
- Sports injuries
- Direct contact to the knee
- and more
Knee Fracture Symptoms
Common knee fracture symptoms include, but may not necessarily be limited to:
- Knee pain that also includes swelling, bruising or tenderness immediately after the injury
- Knee pain that occurs when the knee is touched
- Knee pain that prevents someone from putting weight on the leg with the affected knee
- Difficulties bending the knee
- Knee pain that gets worse when moving
- Muscle spasms
- A change in leg shape
If you or a loved one experiences any of the above knee fracture symptoms, it's important to speak with a knee specialist.
Knee Fracture Diagnosis
If you're experiencing persistent knee pain, it's important to identify and understand the problem. The knee specialists at SOS have the experience and specialized medical knowledge to provide a knee fracture diagnosis.
Knee Fracture Treatment
If your knee pain is caused by a knee fracture, there are many treatment options. These knee fracture treatments may include:
- A knee specialist moving the broken bones into place
- Knee fracture surgery to place damaged bones in the correct position
- A knee brace, splint or cast
An SOS knee specialist can also provide you with a total orthopedic care plan to relieve knee pain associated with a knee fracture.
Experiencing knee pain? It could be a sign of a knee fracture. To talk with a knee specialist...