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Knee Fractures

A knee fracture is a serious injury that causes severe pain and can be extremely debilitating. It typically occurs as the result of a traumatic event, such as a slip or fall, or from a direct blow to the knee. Knee fractures can be quite complex and require extensive medical treatment in order to restore full mobility and range of motion. Without the proper care and treatment, long-term complications such as chronic pain, joint instability, and permanent disability can occur.

At Barrington Orthopedic Specialists, we offer a comprehensive range of treatments for knee fractures. Our experienced team of board-certified orthopedic surgeons specializes in treating all types of knee injuries, including complex fractures. We perform minimally invasive surgery to repair the fracture and help you regain full mobility and range of motion quickly, and if knee replacement becomes necessary, we can provide the most advanced technology for your best possible outcome. 

If you have suffered a knee fracture, don't delay in seeking medical attention. Contact Barrington Orthopedic Specialists today to schedule an appointment with one of our highly trained orthopedic surgeons. Together, we can work to restore your active lifestyle and get you back on the road to a healthy future.

Surgical & Nonsurgical Knee Fracture Treatments

At Barrington Orthopedic Specialists, our team of orthopedic surgeons is passionate about providing the most conservative and effective treatment for your condition. Depending on the type, location, and severity of your knee fracture, our team may recommend one of a range of treatment options.

We offer a multitude of nonsurgical treatments for knee fractures, including:

  • Rest: Limiting activity to allow the bone to heal.
  • Immobilization: Wearing a splint, cast, or brace. 
  • Physical Therapy: Exercises to help restore strength and flexibility in the knee joint. 
  • Medication: Pain relief medication and anti-inflammatory drugs are used during recovery. 

In more severe cases, we may recommend surgical treatment to repair the fracture. Our orthopedic surgeons are highly skilled and experienced in performing complex surgery for knee fractures. We use advanced techniques and technology to provide you with the best outcome for your condition. 

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FAQs on Knee Arthroscopy

What are the most common causes of knee fractures?

The most common causes of knee fractures include direct blows to the knee, such as from contact sports or falls; a twisting injury resulting in a ligament tear; overuse injuries due to repetitive stress on the knee joint, such as long-distance running; and osteoporosis, which weakens the bones and makes them more prone to fracture.

When might I need knee replacement surgery for a fracture?

At Barrington Orthopedic Specialists, we understand that sometimes conservative treatments are not enough to provide adequate relief from knee fracture symptoms. If the pain and mobility impairments associated with knee fractures persist despite nonsurgical treatments, you may be a candidate for  knee replacement surgery.

Where is Barrington Orthopedic Specialists located?

Barrington Orthopedic Specialists has multiple conveniently accessible locations across the greater Chicago area. Our offices can be found in:

  • Bartlett, IL
  • Buffalo Grove, IL
  • Elk Grove Village, IL
  • Schaumburg, IL

How can I get started with the best knee specialists near me?

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