Sports medicine doctors at NYU Langone Orthopedic Center specialize in diagnosing knee sprains, strains, and tears. These injuries may affect ligaments, tendons, muscles, or cartilage.
Knee injuries are common among athletes—especially those who play contact sports, such as football and soccer. But they can happen to anyone. For instance, they may occur as a result of an accident, a fall, or even a misstep.
Our orthopedic physicians and surgeons specialize in helping you recover fully from a knee injury, whether you need nonsurgical treatment or reconstructive surgery. Regardless of the type of treatment you receive, physical therapists at NYU Langone’s Rusk Rehabilitation ensure that you rebuild strength, restore range of motion, and regain mobility as quickly as possible.
Treatment for people with knee sprains, strains, and tears may include rest, ice, heat, compression, elevation, immobilization, injections, physical and occupational therapy, and scar tissue removal. For people with certain types of severe tears, surgery may be recommended.
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