Stephen Fisher, MD
Orthopedic Sports Medicine Surgeons located in Cumming, GA & Buford, GA
Reduced mobility and knee pain, two common consequences of a knee injury, can limit your ability to engage in any physical activity for some time. At his offices in Cumming and Buford, Georgia, Stephen Fisher, M.D., and his team treat various knee injuries using noninvasive care and surgery when it’s necessary. Schedule your knee evaluation and treatment consultation by calling the offices of Stephen Fisher, M.D., or booking online today.
Knee Injury Q & A
What is the knee?
Your knees are joints that move like hinges. These joints are more complex than you might expect, with various tendons and ligaments supporting and stabilizing them.
The network of tendons and ligaments within your knee joint allows you to flex and extend your leg. They also make it possible for your knees to support your body weight when you stand, walk, and participate in sports. Versatile as they may be, your knees are prone to injuries, especially if you’re an athlete.
Pain in the knee could indicate an acute injury or degenerative damage in the joint. If you experience knee pain, Dr. Fisher and his team invite you in for a consultation to discuss your symptoms. They examine your knee for signs of swelling or bruising and evaluate the joint’s mobility. Dr. Fisher may use X-ray imaging and / or MRI scans to make a diagnosis.
Which injuries and conditions affect the knee?
Dr. Fisher and his team can diagnose and treat a wide range of orthopedic conditions and injuries affecting the knee. Knee pain can result from sports injuries, direct trauma, overuse, or structural abnormalities.
Some of the most common knee injuries and conditions are:
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears
- Medial collateral ligament (MCL) tears
- Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) tears
- Lateral collateral ligament (LCL) tears
- Meniscus tears
- Knee dislocations
- Patellar fractures
- Articular cartilage defects
After using any necessary imaging tests to view the structures in your knee, Dr. Fisher can make a confident diagnosis and create an effective treatment plan. Many knee injuries heal well without surgery, but surgical repairs are sometimes necessary for major ligament tears and other damage.
How are knee injuries treated?
Orthopedic surgeons like Dr. Fisher treat knee injuries using a variety of noninvasive and surgical strategies when appropriate to relieve symptoms and improve knee function. Typical recommended treatments include:
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs)
- Physical therapy
- Immobilization with a brace
- Steroid injections
With pain that doesn’t respond well to these treatments or extensive damage to the knee, surgery is appropriate. Dr. Fisher routinely performs both minor and major knee surgeries with the most up-to-date and cutting-edge techniques.
- Knee arthroscopy
- ACL reconstruction
- MCL, PLC, and LCL repair/reconstruction
- PCL reconstruction
- Meniscus repair and transplant
- Cartilage repair and transplantation
- MPFL reconstruction
- Tibial tubercle osteotomy (TTO)
- Tendon repair
- Knee malalignment correction surgery
- Fracture repair
To learn more about knee pain and injuries, call Stephen Fisher, M.D., or book an appointment online today.
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