Sports offer the chance to build skills, relationships, and sportsmanship, but they can also lead to injury. One of the body parts most susceptible to injury is the knee. The knee is a complicated biological mechanism made up of cartilage, tendons, and ligaments that is vital to most daily activities.
Knee injuries in sports are generally caused by twisting or turning the knee, which damages the tendons and ligaments. Occasionally, the knee is hit hard or suffers extreme impact, which can break bones in the joint. Most of these injuries present pain and swelling. To learn more about sports-related knee injuries, watch this short video.
An orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine is the best person to help you relieve sports injuries to your knee. If you need the help of an orthopedic surgeon in Arizona, contact TOCA, The Orthopedic Clinic Association. We have multiple locations serving the Phoenix and Scottsdale areas. Call us today at (602) 639-4027.