If you’re someone who has been dealing with knee pain, you know just how much it can take over your life. It may have reached the point where you are struggling to perform regular activities. We can help.
Managing knee conditions is a particular area of expertise for Dr. Maine and QLRC. In fact, Dr. Maine was recently awarded an International Society for Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine fellowship in Patellofemoral surgery. Dr Maine has had the opportunity to observe and discuss knee and patellofemoral surgery with leading surgeons from around the world. She is also the first female member of the Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA).
Knee injury can result from damage to the cartilage, meniscus or soft tissue structures (muscles, tendons and ligaments) of the knee. When a knee stops working properly, patients not only may feel pain, but also instability, the feeling of it “giving way,” and the sensation of the knee clicking, catching, or locking.
Before Dr. Maine and the QLRC team create a treatment plan, they will make a thorough examination of your knee so they can assess the structures within your knee in order to make a proper diagnosis. In addition to the exam, X-rays and possibly an MRI may be required to confirm the diagnosis. Unless there is a mechanical problem with your knee that can’t be fixed without surgery, we will typically recommend a period of non-operative management first. We implement rehabilitation strategies pre-operatively not only to help you recover but also to help you become familiar with the exercises that will assist in your recovery should surgery be required.
If you do require surgery, we will do our utmost to ensure you regain the most possible function your knee is capable of achieving prior to discharging you back to your GP.