Three components in the knee joint can be affected by fractures from an impact to the knee. These components are the femur (thighbone), tibia (shinbone) and patella. Any fracture can cause intense pain and may need treatment or surgery to restore the integrity of the knee joint. Dr. Steven Struhl is one of the country’s top orthopedic surgeons, offering his expertise and skill for knee fracture treatment. If you have knee fractures, treatment is available at Shoulders & Knees, with clinics in NYC and Westchester.
Knee fractures can involve the lower end of the femur, the top of the tibia or the patella (kneecap). Knee fractures commonly occur due to a sudden impact on the knee joint in an auto accident, fall or sports injury. Those with osteoporosis or bone loss are at a higher risk for knee fracture injuries from any type of impact to the area. Knee fractures generally will result in immediate, intense knee pain and swelling. Treatment is dependent on the extent of the injury. Both surgical and non-surgical options may be used to repair the fractures or replace damaged components, restoring the structure of the knee joint.
Types of Knee Fractures
A broken knee can include one or multiple fractures of the bones and components in the knee. X-rays and other medical imaging may be required to determine the extent of the injury and the type of treatment required. At Shoulders & Knees, Dr. Struhl and our medical team can offer treatment for all types of knee fractures, from simple to complex. To learn more about the different types of knee fractures and treatment possibilities, visit the following pages on our website:
For the best treatment and recovery from a knee fracture injury, you need a top-rated orthopedic surgeon who specializes in knee injuries and conditions. Contact us at Shoulders & Knees if you need knee fracture treatment or surgery. We are available 24 hours a day to schedule your exam and consultation at our orthopedic clinic in NYC or Westchester.