Knee Pain Specialist

Winchester Orthopaedic Associates, Ltd.

Orthopaedic Surgeons & Physical Therapists located in Winchester, VA & Ranson, WV

Your knees are hardworking joints, but they’re also vulnerable to many painful injuries and conditions that can interfere with your ability to play sports or go about daily activities. The team of orthopaedic surgeons and physical therapists at Winchester Orthopaedic Associates in Winchester, Virginia and Ranson, West Virginia treat all kinds of knee pain with the most advanced surgical and nonsurgical methods. If knee pain limits your ability to move or enjoy life, call or click to schedule an appointment with Winchester Orthopaedic Associates today.

Knee Pain Q & A

What causes knee pain?

The complex structure and dynamic nature of your knees leave them susceptible to many different sources of pain. Arthritis is the most common cause of knee pain in older adults, but a variety of sports injuries can create knee pain in people of any age.

Acute or overuse injuries may cause pain in your knee, along with other symptoms such as redness or swelling, stiffness, and limited range of motion in your injured knee. Common knee injuries include:

  • Fractures of the kneecap, thighbone, or shinbone
  • Dislocated kneecap
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury
  • Meniscus tears
  • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury
  • Collateral ligament injury
  • Tendon tears or tendonitis
  • Iliotibial band syndrome

How is knee pain treated?

First, your physician at Winchester Orthopaedic Associates diagnoses your condition based on a comprehensive examination and review of your medical history. They may also ask you to get a X or MRI to confirm the diagnosis.

Depending on your situation, the medical team at Winchester Orthopaedic Associates develops a personalized treatment plan that may include the following:

  • Physical therapy
  • Medication
  • Home care
  • Wearing a brace or orthotic device

If your condition is severe or doesn’t improve with more conservative treatments, they may recommend knee surgery.

What are the different types of knee surgery?

With extensive training and experience in both traditional and minimally invasive knee surgery, the team at Winchester Orthopaedic Associates offers expertise in every surgical technique. Depending on your knee pain's cause, they may recommend one of the following procedures:

  • Total knee replacement
  • Oxford® Partial Knee replacement
  • Arthroscopy, including ACL repair, meniscal repair, and meniscectomy

What is minimally invasive knee surgery?

Minimally invasive surgeries require smaller incisions than traditional procedures, which leads to the following benefits:

  • Less tissue disturbance
  • Smaller scar
  • Reduced hospital stay and recovery time
  • Less pain

For some procedures, the surgeons at Winchester Orthopaedic Associates may use arthroscopy. During this procedure, they make a tiny incision in your knee, through which they insert a specialized instrument called an arthroscope.

The arthroscope has a tiny camera that allows your surgeon to view the inside of your knee without cutting it open. In some cases, they can use miniature surgical instruments to repair damage in your knee during this procedure.

If you suffer from knee pain and want the highest quality treatment, call Winchester Orthopaedic Associates or book an appointment online today.

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