Knee Injuries and Treatments
Unfortunately, when we play hard outdoors, injuries happen. And with Salt Lake City being one of the biggest skiing and outdoor Meccas in the country, we see a lot of knee injuries at Heiden Orthopedics.
When treating knee injuries and conditions, we always consider a conservative approach before moving on to surgical options. No matter the treatment, our goal is to relieve your knee pain and treat your injury as quickly and as safely as possible — and help you get back to doing all the things you love.
Commonly Treated Knee Injuries
While many common knee injuries can be attributed to sports and other physical activities, knee pain and injury can also result from everyday stresses and normal wear and tear. The following are some of the most common knee injuries we treat at Heiden Orthopedics.
- Activity-related knee pain
- Knee instability
- Meniscus (cartilage) tear
- Anterior cruciate Ligament tear
- Posterior cruciate Ligament tear
- Latereal collateral Ligament tear
- Medial collateral ligament tear
- Patella-femoral pain and malalignment
- Knee osteoarthritis and joint replacement
- Femur fracture
- Tibia fracture
- Fibula fracture
Knee Anatomy, Injuries and Conditions
The knee is a complex joint that connects the femur (thigh bone) and the tibia and fibula (lower leg) bones. The knee’s four ligaments work together to stabilize the joint and the patella (knee cap) helps protect the front of the knee joint.
An injury to one or more of these bones or any of these ligaments can significantly compromise the knee joint’s function.
To learn more about knee anatomy and specific knee conditions — such as a torn ACL, damaged cartilage or rheumatoid arthritis — please see the “Deep Dive” module below.
From professional athletes to weekend warriors, our orthopedic knee surgeons have helped people heal with state-of-the-art surgical procedures. To learn more about common knee surgeries and procedures, explore the knee surgeries module below.
Learn About Knee Surgeries
- Diagnostic Knee Arthroscopy
- High Tibial Osteotomy
- Loose Body Removal
- Meniscus Problems – Meniscus Transplant
- Meniscus Problems – Torn Meniscus Repair
- Meniscus Problems – Torn Meniscus Trimming
- Partial Knee Replacement
- Patella (Knee Cap) Pain – Drilling/Microfracture
- Patella (Knee Cap) Pain – Patella Realignment
- Patella (Knee Cap) Pain – Removal of Damaged Cartilage
- Patella (Knee Cap) Pain – Removal of Painful Plica
- Revision Knee Replacement
- Synovial Problems – Removal of Inflamed Synovium
- Synovial Problems – Removal Of Painful Plica
- Torn ACL – Allograft Graft
- Torn ACL – Anatomic Footprint ACL Reconstruction
- Torn ACL – Bone-Patellar Tendon-Bone Graft
- Torn ACL – Hamstring Graft
- Torn ACL – Quadriceps Tendon Graft
- Total Knee Replacement