Whether you’re an athlete who plays indoor or outdoor sports, you’re always at risk of sustaining a knee injury. The knee is one of the most stressed joints in your body and absorb a large amount of shock on a daily basis. This is why if you suffer a sports-related knee injury, it’s vital that you get the right treatment.
So if you’ve torn a ligament or damaged the meniscus and are in need of sports injury knee treatment in Melbourne, you should contact Dr Chandrasekaran today. He is an expert when it comes to treating sports-related knee injuries and will be able to provide you with an accurate diagnosis and thorough treatment plan to get you back to full function as soon as possible.
Common sports knee injuries
The most common sports injuries affecting the knee are:
Three bones come together to form the knee joint: the thigh bone (femur), the shin bone (tibia), and the knee cap (patella).
Benefits of sports knee injury treatment
If you sustain a serious knee injury and don’t receive the correct treatment, it could prevent you from ever playing sport again. On top of this, an unstable knee joint can affect other parts of the body and potentially lead to back, foot and ankle injuries. The numerous benefits of seeking treatment for a sporting knee injury include:
- Accurate diagnosis
- Thorough treatment and rehabilitation plan
- Increased strength and stability
- Improved range of motion
- Reduces knee pain and discomfort
- Faster recovery
- Avoid further knee complications
- Helps prevent the chance of injury reoccurring
When should you seek treatment for a sports knee injury
Minor knee injuries can often be treated at home using the RICE method (rest, ice, compress and elevate). However, if you’ve suffered a more significant injury then this method alone will not be enough and you’ll need to seek the advice of a knee specialist.
In most instances, Dr Chandrasekaran will try to treat your sports knee injury using non-surgical methods. However if you’ve suffered a severe injury and conservative treatments won’t suffice, he may recommend surgery. The different treatment options include:
Knee Conditioning Program
Knee exercises strengthen the muscles that support your knee, reducing stress on the joint, helping it to absorb shock and reducing soft tissue injuries. Whilst stretching the muscles is important for restoring range of motion and helps to prevent sports-related injuries in the future.
Knee Injections are designed to relieve pain, reduce swelling, improve function, restore range of motion and facilitate exercise treatment after a sports injury.
Radiofrequency ablation deactivates the nerves responsible for sending pain signals to the brain. It is a minimally invasive technique that uses water-cooled technology to safely deactivate pain-transmitting sensory nerves around the knee.
Knee arthroscopy is key-hole surgery of the knee. The surgery consists of making 2 to 4 small incisions so that a small camera and instruments can be placed inside the joint to perform corrective procedures as a result of a sports injury.
If your knee injury is severe, Dr Chandrasekaran may recommend surgery.
How much does sports injury knee treatment cost in Melbourne?
The cost of your sports injury knee treatment will vary depending on what injury you’ve suffered, how severe it is and what treatment you require. Book an appointment with Dr Chandrasekaran today and he’ll be able to provide you with a full breakdown of costs for your treatment.
Why choose MOATI for my sports injury knee treatment in Melbourne?
Dr Chandrasekaran is an extremely experienced orthopaedic surgeon and an expert when it comes to knee sports injury treatment. He is a knee specialist, having carried out thousands of procedures and published numerous articles on the subject. There is no one better to diagnose and treat your knee injury.
Meet Dr Chandrasekaran
Dr Siva Chandrasekaran completed prestigious international fellowships in the United Kingdom, the United States and Switzerland. He is a member of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons as well as the Australian Orthopaedic Association.
Dr Siva is committed to treating all of his patients equally. Whether you’re an amateur or professional athlete, he always uses the same meticulous approach. His main aim is to ensure that you can not only resume your normal daily activities as quickly as possible but also have the greatest chance of making a full recovery and returning to the sports that you love.
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