Sometimes when the knee is injured, there’s secondary damage to the tough, flexible surrounding tissue known as cartilage. Cartilage injuries can cause pain and swelling or limit range of motion. Keep reading for how these injuries are treated.

Causes & Triggers

  • Acute trauma
  • Twisting Injury resulting in a tear
  • Often related to sports-like activity

Signs & Symptoms

  • Painful clicking
  • Locking
  • Pain (especially while bending knee)
  • Swelling

Tips & Treatments

  • Because cartilage injuries are not visible on X-rays, an MRI or arthroscopy may be required for proper diagnosis.
  • Seek the opinion of a well-qualified orthopedic specialist for treatment options.
These lists are not inclusive of all conditions and procedures. In order to obtain a complete and accurate diagnosis, a physician should assess your individual situation. Following diagnosis, your physician will discuss appropriate treatment options with you – both surgical and non-surgical. Schedule an appointment with an Orthopedic ONE physician.