Knee / Hip / Leg

Access Ortho treats a wide range of hip, knee and leg injuries. The most common of these are ligament and meniscal injuries of the knee. 

The knee is the largest joint in your body and is a complex joint made of bones, cartilage, meniscus and ligaments. Assessment of the knee requires the medical staff to have a comprehensive understanding of these components. 

Common Injuries of the Hip, knee and leg:

  • Proximal and distal tibia or fibular fracture
  • Muscle tears
  • Leg – fractured leg, broken leg, 
  • Tibia/fibula, femoral fracture
  • Knee – dislocated knee, knee sprain/strain
  • Patella (knee cap) dislocation, patella fracture,
  • Ligament damage / tear 
  • Meniscal tear
  • Anterior cruciate ligament tear/sprain/strain/injury (ACL) 
  • Posterior cruciate ligament tear/sprain/strain/injury (PCL) , 
  • Medial collateral ligament tear (MCL) tear /strain/sprain/injury,
  •  Lateral collateral ligament tear (LCL) tear /strain/sprain/injury,
  • Hamstring tear/sprain/strain
  • Stress Fracture
  • Toddler fracture
  • Tibial Plateau fracture
  • Osteoarthritis flare / exacerbation (OA) 
  • Gluteal Muscle strain / tear
  • Hamstring/Quadriceps muscle or tendon tear/rupture
  • Iliotibial tract/band syndrome/injury
  • Groin strain

Symptoms of Knee / Hip / Leg injuries

  • Knee locking, knee giving way, unstable knee, clicking knee
  • Reduced range of motion – unable to bend or straighten the knee or hip
  • Inability to weight bear
  • Swelling 
  • Deformity
  • Pain
  • Inability to stand up
  • Inability to stand on one leg
  • Outward turned leg

The Access Ortho medical staff will perform a thorough examination of your injury. This will include a range of specific ligament and muscle tests to assess the integrity of your knee or hip. Radiology will also be arranged such as X-ray, US, CT and MRI which will give the team further information about your injury. Treatment may include crutches knee splints including ROM braces and Richard’s splints, and specific instructions on when and how you can weigh bear.  Access Ortho will also provide you with advice on when you can safely return to your usual activities.  If surgery is required for your injury, Access Ortho will assist in facilitating this referral process.