OPA treats a wide variety of knee conditions and offers comprehensive treatment options — including many non-surgical solutions.
What is Knee Sprain?
The knee is the largest joint in the body, and one of the most easily injured. It is made up of four main structures: bones, cartilage, ligaments, and tendons. Three bones meet to form your knee joint: your thigh bone (femur), shinbone (tibia), and kneecap (patella). The flexibility of the knee makes it prone to injury.
Mild knee pain often responds well to home treatments, if the pain persists, it is best to follow up with an Orthopedic Physicians Alaska (OPA)team of knee specialists.
- A direct hot to the knee
- Sports injury
Symptoms of a Knee Sprain may include:
- Stiffness or decreased movement.
- Pain or tenderness.
- Painful pop that you can hear or feel.
- Swelling or bruising.
- Knees that buckles or gives out when you try to walk.
When you arrive for your initial consultation, Orthopedic Physicians Alaska (OPA) knee specialist will evaluate your areas of concern, discuss your symptoms, and develop a customized and comprehensive treatment plan tailored to your unique needs. This evaluation is a necessary part of diagnosing your condition and providing the best possible care.
When evaluating Knee Pain, the OPA specialist will provide:
- A medical, injury, and symptom history review
- A physical examination
- Multiple view x-rays
Once an official diagnosis is made, a customized treatment plan is prescribed. Treatment plans decrease symptoms as quickly as possible.
Nonsurgical treatment options are used to treat a knee sprain. The following may be included in a customized OPA treatment plan:
A sling immobilizes the shoulder so the injury can heal.
Schedule Appointment with Our Knee Team
The OPA team includes Alaska’s leading specialists and offers some of the latest, most advanced treatment procedures available today.
OPA treats a wide variety of conditions and offers comprehensive treatment options — including many non-surgical solutions, minimally invasive arthroscopies (repairs) and total joint replacement.