News & Events

What You Need to Know About Knee Injuries: Dr. Roca, Jr., MD

Posted on July 10, 2013 to AOC Physician Articles

 

Many people involved in some kind of athletic activity know the wear and constant use of your knees and joints can sometimes result in injury or pain. There are several ways to injure your knees. According to Dr. Cesar Roca, Jr., MD of Alabama Orthopaedic Clinic, Knee injuries are generally caused by direct trauma and/or repetitive overuse.

Some of these different knee injuries can include damage to the articular cartilage, meniscus cartilage, collateral cartilage or cruciate cartilage. Cartilage is a thin, elastic tissue that protects the bone and makes certain that the joint surfaces can slide easily over each other. Cartilage ensures supple knee movement.

Ways to prevent injury to your knees is through strength conditioning, work and sports safety as well as proper sports techniques. If you do happen to have a slight injury you could try some conservative treatments. Active rest, the RICE treatment, or Physical Therapy. However, if you think you have an injury be sure to seek an evaluation as soon as you can.

There are also surgical treatments of knee injuries to fix the areas of your knee. AOC and Dr. Roca can help you determine if you are in need of surgery or not.

Dr. Roca specializes in Sports Medicine and Shoulder and Knee Arthroscopy at the Alabama Orthopaedic Clinic. To read his full bio, click here.

Visit our app on Facebook for the AOC Sports Hotline.

Click here to see more about Alabama Orthopaedic Clinic

LIKE AOC on Facebook

Follow AOC on twitter

 

Share "What You Need to Know About Knee Injuries: Dr. Roca, Jr., MD"

Tagged: cartilage, dr roca, knee injury, knee pain, meniscus, sports injury, sports medicine

Alabama Orthopaedic Clinic
PHONE: 251-410-3600
TOLL FREE: 888-878-1999
FAX: 251-410-3700
OFFICE HOURS: M - F 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
LOCATIONS:
Mobile Location at Springhill Campus
Mobile Location at Infirmary Campus
Jackson Location
Chatom Location