Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury
Children may suffer an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury as a result of playing sport or sudden trauma. Although these injuries may require surgery, the process is simple and highly effective. .
A child’s kneecap (patella) can often be partially or completely dislocated after a hard fall or blow, requiring treatment even if it slips back into place. Some children are prone to dislocations because of abnormal knee structures.
The cartilage that works as a shock absorber in a child’s knee can become torn from sudden blows and will stiffen quite slowly after the accident. Dr Alex Nicholls can recommend a suitable treatment plan if your child suffers from pain or stiffness in the knee.
This condition develops in a child’s joints when a small segment of bone separates from its region because of a lack of blood supply. There are surgical and nonsurgical treatments available if it doesn’t heal with time.
The meniscus is a piece of cartilage that cushions the knee bones. A discoid meniscus is thicker than normal and more prone to injury. If it is causing pain, an orthopaedic surgeon might recommend surgery.
Bowed legs are common in children and can be harmless or symptoms of underlying conditions. Depending on the cause and severity, your child’s paediatric orthopaedist may recommend surgical or nonsurgical treatment.
DR ALEX NICHOLLS WILL TREAT YOUR CHILDS KNEE INJURY
If your child is suffering from one of the above common paediatric knee injuries, bring them to a consultation appointment with Dr Alex Nicholls in Sydney. For more information on knee conditions and treatments, feel free to contact the clinic on 02 8045 5640 or send a message online.