Knee Cartilage Injury
Knee Cartilage injury is a relatively common form of damage which can occur in a variety of ways. The cartilage is a very firm, flexible connective tissue that cushions the ends of the bones. It provides smooth movement between the bones in a joint and especially in the knee joint.

What causes Knee Cartilage Injury?
Knee Cartilage injury can occur in a number of ways. It happens either suddenly or from the overall wear and tear of the knee.
Some of its major causes include:

  • Joint Dislocation.
  • Meniscus Tear.
  • Impact of Trauma.
  • Infection.
  • Inflammation.

 

Knee Cartilage Injury Symptoms    
Symptoms of knee cartilage injury are:

  • Pain in the knee that continues even during rest and worsens during activity.
  • Swelling in the joint.
  • Stiffness of the knee.
  • Clicking and grinding sensations in the knee.
  • Discomfort and giving away sensations in the knee.

 

Knee Cartilage Injury Treatment
Once a knee cartilage injury has been diagnosed by our specialists, a number of treatment options are provided to the patient.  Treatments depend upon the severity of the damage sustained by the knee cartilage. For less severe knee cartilage injury tears, non-operative treatments are considered.

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FAQ’S

What Are the Symptoms of Cartilage Damage in the Knee?

The most common symptoms associated with knee cartilage injury include:

  • Pain in the knee that continues even during rest and worsens during activity.
  • Swelling in the joint.
  • Stiffness of the knee.
  • Clicking and grinding sensations in the knee.
  • Discomfort and giving away sensations in the knee.

How Long Does It Take for Torn Knee Cartilage to Heal?

  • In case if you are suffering from a knee cartilage injury, then your specialist will most probably ask you to stop your sport-related activities for a while.
  • It will take almost a period of four to eight weeks to completely recover from knee cartilage injury.
  • But it may take longer than usual to heal if the injury is severe.

Can Knee Cartilage Heal on Its Own?

  • No, knee cartilage injury does not heal on its own.
  • Your specialist may recommend you to go for a surgical procedure to treat knee cartilage injury.
  • In such cases, these surgeries are quite helpful in boosting the repair mechanism while replacing the cartilage.

Is Cartilage Damage Permanent?

  • The repair, growth, or healing of cartilage on its own is usually impossible. But the tissues lying down the bone can help it to heal.
  • This is usually done by undergoing a surgical procedure in which small cuts or abrasions are made.

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