Knee Injuries Specialist

Scott M. Taylor, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon located in Oakland, CA

Have you recently been involved in a car accident or sports injury that has hurt or damaged your knee? Dr. Scott Taylor of Scott M. Taylor, M.D., A Professional Corporation in Oakland, California, provides comprehensive examinations and treatments for knee injuries. Start your journey to reclaim your mobility: Call or schedule an appointment online today.

Knee Injuries Q & A

What is a knee injury?

Your knee is a complex joint made up of ligaments, cartilage, fluid, and bone, and is assisted by muscles and tendons to move.

If any of those structures gets hurt or suffers disease, you've suffered a knee injury. A knee injury can cause severe pain and make it difficult to walk.

Knee injuries can occur in men and women of all ages.

 

How do knee injuries occur?

Knee injuries are most commonly caused by an external force twisting or bending your knee in a way that it was not meant to move. A knee injury can occur anytime, but typically occurs when:

  • You’re playing sports such as football or soccer
  • You’ve been involved in a car accident
  • You’ve tripped while walking or hiking
  • You’ve fallen from missing a step in your stairwell or on a ladder

It’s important to know that more severe accidents, such as a car crash, can impact and disrupt multiple parts of your knee, causing numerous types of knee injuries.

 

What are the different types of knee injuries?

There are many different types of knee injuries, with the most common being patella fractures, dislocation, and sprains. Other knee injuries include:

  • Meniscal tears
  • Patella tendon ruptures
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries
  • Quadricep ruptures
  • Tibial plateau fracture
  • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injuries
  • Collateral Ligament Injuries

 

How are knee injuries treated?

There are several treatments for knee injuries. Before determining the best treatment for your case, Dr. Taylor will perform a thorough investigation to understand what caused your injury and what part of your knee has been affected.

In some instances, he may perform knee arthroscopy, which is a diagnostic surgical technique done by creating a small incision and inserting a tiny camera into your knee. Dr. Taylor performs partial meniscectomy and ACL reconstruction using arthroscopy.

Surgery, such as a meniscus repair surgery or total knee replacement, is often needed and is targeted for the area of your injury.

If you’ve recently been involved in an accident and are experiencing knee pain and difficulty walking, it’s essential that you seek medical help right away. Call or schedule an appointment online with Scott M. Taylor, M.D., A Professional Corporation and make your knee problems a thing of the past.