Any soft tissue damage in the knee such as cartilage or ligaments can cause pain and decreased function. There are many different treatment options depending on the area of the damage and type of damage. If one suspects that they have a soft tissue injury or long-term damage to the knee, they should be evaluated by their orthopedic surgeon for treatment recommendations.
E Brantley. Burns, MD
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- What should I do if I have cartilage or ligament damage to my knee?
What is a hip pointer?
A hip pointer is an extremely painful sports injury to the iliac crest of the pelvis. The injury causes bleeding into the abdominal muscles, which attach to the iliac crest. It results in a deep bruise, or contusion, on the top portion of the pelvis, which can be felt on either side of the waistline.
How is an intertrochanteric femur fracture treated?
An intertrochanteric femur fracture (a fracture below the head and neck of the femur), is typically treated through several small incisions using a percutaneous approach (performed through the skin) or limited surgical approach. In the operating room, using fluoroscopy imaging, doctors put a metal rod down the center of the bone and connect the ball and neck of the femur back to the shaft of the femur with a screw on either end of the rod. This allows the person to walk immediately after surgery. There is very little blood loss, so it's a relatively safe operation.
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