Knee Fractures

Knee joint is between lower end thigh (femur) bone, upper end of Shin bone (Tibia) and Knee cap (patella). Fracture can invole either lower end of femur, Upper end of tibia or Patella. Fractures around knee joint are more often associated with ligament injuries (ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL) & Meniscal (Medial or Lateral) Tears.

Causes
  • Sport injuries
  • Road traffic accidents
  • Falls
Symptoms
  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Inability to move the joint
  • Inabiliy to bear weight
  • Joint deformity
Investigations
  • X-rays
  • CT scan
  • MRI
Treatment
Non-Surgical

All un-displaced knee fractures can be treated by plaster cast from a groin to toe for 8-12 weeks

Surgical

Displaced fractures are treated surgically.

  • Distal Femur Fractures: treated with Nailing or Plates & Screws, Bone grafting when necessary.
  • Proximal Tibia Fractures: treated with Plates & Screws, Bone grafting when necessary.
  • Patella: Tension band wiring, Screws.

About Doctor:

Dr. Naveen Reddy is one of the Best Orthopedic Surgeons in Hyderabad. He has over 10 years of experience. Having completed his post graduation in Orthopedics, (D’Ortho and DNB Ortho, he was part of the Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad – 2009-2017. He has had the experience of working with the Best Orthopaedic Surgeons and gained extensive expertise in managing simple, complex trauma, knee and hip replacements. His patients consider him to be the best orthopedic doctor in Hyderabad. He has a fellowship in Hip & Knee Arthroplasty from world-renowned center Galeazzi Institute of Orthopedics, Milan, Italy under Prof Dr Lugi Zagra where he had great exposure and gained knowledge complex Hip & Knee Replacements.

The range of services provided by him includes Trauma – Fracture treatment, Knee Joint Replacement, Hip Joint Replacement, Arthroscopy, Sports Injuries Treatment, PRP & BEMAC Injections, Viscosupplementation, Stem Cell Treatment etc.

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