Knee Injury Treatments

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A knee Injury can range from just simple everyday pain to a trauma that can leave you out of commission for many months. Our knees are vital to our everyday life; they help us get around and enjoy life. Bioworks has several options to not only aid in the recovery from injury but also help you return to the activities you love. Many of our knee braces are items we can get approved and covered through insurance; all you need is a prescription. If you have any questions about obtaining a knee brace give us a call and we can get you started.

Common Knee Injuries and Knee Injury Treatments:

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Sprain

  • Injury caused by cutting, turning, landing and deceleration during activity
  • Function of ACL is to prevent anterior movement of the tibia (shin), posterior movement of the femur(thigh bone), rotation of the tibia, and hyperextension of tibia
  • There are 3 degrees of ACL Sprain:
    • First Degree Sprain: slight stretching of the ACL
    • Second Degree Sprain: stretching and fraying of the ligament
    • Third Degree Sprain: complete tear of the ligament
  • Some sprains do require surgery
    • Breg G3 Post-Op Hinged Knee Brace
    • Breg Extender Plus Post-Op Hinged Knee Brace
  • After some physical therapy, you will graduate to a more functional knee brace:
    • DonJoy Full Force
    • DonJoy Armor
    • Ossur CTi

MCL/LCL Injuries

  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) sprain will exhibit pain on the inside of knee, due to knee being forced inward and possible trouble extending knee
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL)sprain will exhibit pain on the outside of knee, due to knee being forced outward and you may hear pop
  • Typically managed with rest, compression, and physical therapy
  • May be placed in a supportive knee brace:
    • Hely Weber Wrap-Around
    • Breg Crossover
    • Breg Shortrunner

Osgood-Schlatters

  • Inflammation and pain just below the patella (knee cap) where the tendon connects to the tibia (shin bone)
  • Typically occurs in active adolescents that are experiencing a growth spurt and the muscles and tendons are growing too quickly
  • May occur predominately in jumping sports
  • Rest, stretching, and strengthening are usual treatments
  • Physician may also prescribe a Patellar Tendon FLUK

Patellar Fracture

  • Break of the knee cap
  • This type of knee injury usually occurs when the front of the knee is impacted with a hard surface (ground, dashboard of the car)
  • Sometimes the injury is splinted by using a post-op knee brace, to allow the bone to heal:
    • Breg G3
    • Breg Extender Plus
  • In more serious knee injury cases, the physician may require surgery
    • Crutches
    • Post Knee Brace
  • During physical therapy you may “graduate” to a shorter hinged knee brace:
    • Hely Weber Wrap-Around
    • Breg Shortrunner
    • Breg Crossover

Knee Osteoarthritis (OA): 

  • Knee pain or a knee injury can occur due to osteoarthritis. Cartilage in the knee joint slowly wears away and decreases the cushion in the knee joint; as a result, there can be bone rubbing on bone and causes pain with every step you take.
  • We offer Unloader knee braces that will help keep those bones from hitting each other
    • Ossur Rebound CRT
    • Ossur Unloader 1
    • DonJoy Adjuster 3
    • Breg Fusion OA
  • In some cases, a total knee replacement (TKA) may be indicated
    • After surgery, our knee Continuous Passive Motion (CPM) Machine can be used to help regain range of motionknee injury - osteoarthritis Knee Injury Knee Injury Treatments Knee OA

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)

  • Also Known as generalized knee pain
  • Could be caused by overuse
  • Could be caused by muscle weakness
  • Patient alignment is a contributing factor
  • The physician may prescribe:
    • Knee sleeve
    • Orthotics
      • Custom
      • Off the Shelf\
    • Patella J Brace
      • Breg Lateral Stabilizer
      • MedSpec Dynatrac

*KNEE INJURY COVERAGE IS BASED ON INDIVIDUAL INSURANCE PLANS AND DEDUCTIBLES AT TIME SERVICES ARE RENDERED. THERE IS NO CO-PAY FOR AN OFFICE VISIT OR ANY RETURNING VISITS FOR ADJUSTMENTS.