“Do I need orthopedic knee surgery” is a question many athletes and active people have asked in the wake of a traumatic injury such as a bang, twist or hyperextension. Although this is a question with no easy answers, we know a few ways that may help you gauge the severity of what you’re up against and make an educated guess.
Generally speaking, a fracture will require knee surgery to repair the damage and ensure a proper course of recovery. The plan gets a bit murkier when it comes to soft tissue injuries, however, including the dreaded ACL tear. Depending on the position and severity of the injury, many of these cases will require some form of arthroscopic knee surgery to restore full function as well.
Further injuries such as meniscal tears, ligament injuries and torn tendon can go either way depending on the gravity of the injury and the lifestyle of the patient. As a general rule, it is wise to find a San Diego orthopedic surgeon who can examine the injury and help you determine a proper course of action about what to do next.
My orthopedic surgery offices include the very latest technologies for the diagnosis and treatment of knee pain and knee injuries in San Diego. If you have wondered whether orthopedic knee surgery is right for you, please feel free to contact me today and set up a detailed consultation.