Knee ligament pain is very common. The Knee can achieve stability with the help of a ligament. There are two major ligaments in the knee, which includes posterior cruciate and anterior cruciate ligament. These two ligaments connect the thigh bones to the lower leg bones. The most common symptoms of knee injury are swelling, pain and instability.
Knee ligament pains are caused due to the following factors.
- Twisting your knee hardly.
- Severe hurt on the knee.
- Stopping suddenly after a lot of running.
- Shifting of weight suddenly from one leg to the other.
- A person who is overweight.
Mostly these knee ligament pain can be seen in basketball, football, and soccer players, skiers and many other athletes as well. Report suggests that around 95000 people in US are suffering from this problem every year.
A person suffering from knee ligament pain has many treatment options. The different treatment options include conservative treatment, physical therapy treatment and the surgical treatment.
If the knee joint becomes weak due to a ligament pain.People need to undergo the knee replacement treatment otherwise the condition might become very serious. The surgeons will be replacing the knee ligament. Most of the orthopedic surgeons use orthopedic knee surgery for the ligament injuries. This is performed by making small incisions on the skin to repair the ligament tissues, which is performed with the help of an arthroscope instrument, which is capable of performing both major and the minor injuries such as making the rough bones smooth, removing the rough bone surface and cleaning the area.
On the other hand the Knee cartilage replacement is not as simple as the orthopedic knee surgery. The cartilage cells should be cloned and then grown under lab conditions, and the difficult part is to place those cells in a particular location and make them function effectively.
In addition to the surgeries, there are knee replacement alternatives recommended for the cartilage and ligament injuries. When patients go for diagnosing their condition, firstly he or she will be given some alternatives other than the surgeries for knee conditions like medications, walking aids, physical therapy, activity changes and many other things. When these alternatives do not work, the doctor asks the patients to undergo a surgery. Excess weight leads to pain in the knees. You must avoid wearing high heeled shoes and sandals etc. As these leads to knee and leg pain. At last it leads to severe knee problems. In surgery patient’s knee will be totally replaced.
Zimmer are the global leadersof orthopedics. Zimmer knee replacement has become very popular in US. Zimmer knee systems lets you have a smooth movement that reduces the stress. Knee surgery recovery takes 6 to eight weeks from the ligament injuries.
The cost of knee replacement surgery depends on the location, clinic, surgeon etc. It can even get costlier when the complication appears. Before you undergo these kinds of surgeries you must make sure that you can take the pain. You must have the capability of overcoming all uncomfortable situations during the pre and post surgery periods.