Knee Sprain

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.

Common Causes:

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
    • Fall
    • 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.

Common Treatments:

Nonsurgical treatment options are used to treat a knee sprain. The following may be included in a customized OPA treatment plan:

Decrease inflammation and pain.

A sling immobilizes the shoulder so the injury can heal.

Physical Therapy
OPA approved physical therapist will provide exercises to strengthen the collateral ligament and surrounding muscles, ligaments and tendons.

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.

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