Knee injuries account for over 10 million doctor visits in the United States, making them among the most common reasons people see a doctor. Because it’s the largest joint in the body, it’s no surprise that the knee can experience a variety of issues. When surgical repair becomes necessary, you can trust Dr. Douglas Abeles of Douglas J. Abeles MD & Associates in Castro Valley, California, who provides expert care using minimally invasive surgical techniques. Call the office or book online for an appointment today.
Five types of tissue compose the knee joint:
The complexity of the knee joint, with its many components, make it vulnerable to a wide range of injuries. Add to that the strain placed on the knees from the weight of the body and the role the knees play in mobility, and it’s astonishing that knee injuries are not even more common. Frequently, knee injuries include more than one type of damage.
The most common injuries affecting the knees are typically:
Dr. Abeles performs many surgical repairs to the knees, including:
Dr. Abeles also offers viscosupplementation, which is an injection of lubricating fluids, such as hyaluronic acid, to counter the effects of osteoarthritis. It works to reduce pain and increase joint mobility.