Conditions: Knee

Our Fort Myers knee doctors and Bonita Springs knee doctors understand that every knee condition presents a unique set of challenges and requires a comprehensive plan of care.  ACL Tears usually occur during athletic activity such as when a person jumps or during abrupt movements.  A torn meniscus, otherwise known as Meniscus Tears, can cause pain and limited mobility in the knee.  A common symptom is a clicking sound in the knee and limited mobility.  It is important to see one of our Bonita Springs knee specialists or Fort Myers knee specialists at OCF so they can efficiently treat one who has either condition.  Common treatments are physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, and in some cases surgery.

Other common knee conditions that result from sports injuries or extensive athletic activity are Patellar Tendonitis (Jumper’s Knee) or Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Runner’s Knee).  Both conditions place severe stress on the cartilage or kneecap and symptoms include pain under and around the knee which can increase during physical activity.  Treatment options are rest, ice, phyical therapy, knee brace or surgery.  Tibial Fractures of the knee are a break in the shine bone, called the tibia.  Diseases can weaken this bone and cause it to crack or break, but direct trauma to the leg is the most common cause of this fracture.  Prepatellar Bursitis (Kneecap Bursitis) is when the front of the kneecap becomes inflamed with fluid resulting in swelling.  Roofers, plumbers, carpet layers and other people who spend long periods of time on their knees have an increased risk for this condition.

Orthopedic Center of Florida’s entire method is designed to provide the highest level of service ranging from prevention to diagnosis to treatment and to rehabilitation.  Our multidisciplinary team of Fort Myers knee specialists and Bonita Springs knee specialists is well versed to fit all of your needs.  Our orthopedic doctors work hard to keep you active and healthy!

 

Fort Myers knee doctors | Orthopedic Center of Florida
Treated by:

Mark E. Farmer, M.D.
John N. Mehalik, M.D.

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