New Jersey's Leading Experts in Knee Conditions & Procedures
Our expert team specializes in restoring function to the Knee after injury or deterioration. We utilize the expertise of awarded Board Certified and Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Surgeons, Sports Medicine Specialists, and Physical Therapists to develop specific treatment plans based on your unique injury, lifestyle, and goals.
What is a Knee Fracture/Break?
The knee is the largest joint in the body. The femur (leg bone), tibia (shin bone), and patella (knee cap) join to form the knee joint. The bones are connected by ligaments. Tendons connect muscles to the bones. Knee ligaments and tendons help protect, stabilize, and move the knee. Knee ligament and tendon injuries are more common than knee fractures and breaks. Knee fractures and breaks are usually caused by a fall, traumatic accident, or sports injury.
There are many different types of knee fractures and breaks. Pain, swelling, bruising, decreased
How is a Knee Fracture/Break Treated?
Nonsurgical treatment options may be used to treat knee fractures and breaks that do not disrupt knee joint integrity/anatomy. Immobilization is very important. OIBO knee specialists place the knee in a comfortable brace, splint, or cast. A wheelchair or crutches are used for the first 2-4-weeks. Bone healing is monitored via X-rays. Once the bone completely heals, patients return to normal activities. Anti-inflammatory and pain medications may be prescribed. Physical therapy may be used as well.
Surgery may be recommended to treat knee fractures and breaks that disrupt knee joint integrity/anatomy. During an open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) procedure, an OIBO specialist reduces the fractured bone and uses screws and a plate or rod to fixate it. Immobilization after surgery is important. A comfortable splint is used for 2-4-weeks. Bone healing takes places over many weeks. Patients who have their surgery performed by a knee specialist fully recover. To schedule your appointment with a specialist, call our practice or visit our contact page.
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