What are the major causes of knee injuries?
- Injuries of the knee ligaments
- Tears in the knee cartilage
- Arthritis of the Knee
Knee ligament sprains and tears are common sports injuries. These injuries can occur to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) and medial or lateral collateral ligament (MCL/LCL). These injuries may require treatment with cortisone, PRF, or even surgery.
Tears in the cartilage of the knee are also common. Cartilage is a flexible and tough tissue that covers the end of your bones. Cartilage also comprises of the medial and lateral meniscus, Tears of the articular cartilage or meniscus sometimes requires surgery however non-operative management may be considered.
Arthritis is probably the most common cause of knee pain and disability. Arthritis is a chronic degenerative condition that necessarily requires surgery. Rheumatoid arthritis, post-traumatic osteoarthritis and Osteoarthritis are the three most common types of arthritis in humans. In each of these conditions, common symptoms are stiffness accompanied with swelling.
Type of Arthritis:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Knee
- Post-traumatic Arthritis
- Osteoarthritis of the Knee
This is the most frequently occurring type of arthritis. It eventually results in the progressive wearing of the cartilage in the knee joint. It is more frequent in individuals who are 50 and above. This condition causes pain, limited mobility, stiffness of the knee, swelling of the joint, tenderness, deformity and fragility. The major causes of osteoarthritis are age, weight, genetics, previous injuries, infections, and illness like a tumor. Osteoarthritis can also be a result of severe sports injuries.
This type of arthritis is an autoimmune disease that results in the tissue around the joint to get inflamed and thickened. Severe Chronic inflammation results into damage and loss of cartilage. It is relatively less frequent than the other types of arthritis.
A severe knee injury might cause post-traumatic arthritis. Such an injury generally comprises of bone fractures and ligament tears. These injuries can damage the cartilage in your knee, eventually leading to pain, swelling, and stiffness. This is a form of osteoarthritis.
How can PainSense help you?
Being an Interventional Pain Management center in Perth, PainSense provides multiple Interventional Pain Management Treatment Services to provide relief to patients suffering from severe knee pain. The vast suite of medical services comprises of specialist clinical assessment, advanced radiology techniques such as CT, MRI,X-rays or Ultrasound scans to perform interventional treatments under imaging guidance.
PainSense comprises of a diligent and experienced medical team that specializes in the field of knee pain interventional pain treatment. Advanced radiology and the highest level of clinical expertise and experience, ensure that the best possible treatment is delivered to provide patients with the ultimate knee pain relief experience.
In the phase of clinical assessment, the full medical history of the individual patient is obtained before the appointment. The information provided by the patient is crucial as it helps the specialist to determine the potential causes for the patient’s symptoms. Accordingly, treatments are applied with a care and consideration. A personalised physical examination pertaining to the musculoskeletal system is performed to determine potential sources of pain and how to address them. If necessary, diagnostic imaging may include CT, MRI, X-ray or Ultrasound scan.
The specialized medical Doctors perform procedures in the out-patient radiology centre in Claremont and Morley – Imaging Central. Interventions are performed under on the latest diagnostic imaging equipment ensuring the lowest possible radiation-dose (if applicable) and the most accurate guidance of the physician for interventions under gold standard protocols in the treatment of knee injury.