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Knee

Knee pain can be caused by a sudden injury, an overuse injury, or by an underlying condition, such as arthritis. Treatment will vary depending on the cause. Knee pain is the most common musculoskeletal complaint that brings people to the doctor.

Knee Pain Symptoms

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Instability

If you cannot put weight on your knee, consider being evaluated by a physician because of the possibility of a fracture.

Causes of Knee Pain

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Bursitis, as a result of trauma or infection
  • Sprained and Torn Cruciate Ligaments or ACL
  • Tendon ruptures
  • Meniscal injuries
  • Knee dislocation
  • Dislocated kneecap

Our Rapid Recovery program helps!

King’s Daughters Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Rapid Recovery program helps patients recover from knee, hip and other joint surgery more quickly, with less pain and more complete restoration of function following joint replacement surgery. The Rapid Recovery team includes nurses, physical therapists and an orthopaedic nurse navigator.

Patients who choose to participate in the Rapid Recovery program can expect

  • Less pain
  • Walking hours after surgery
  • Go home sooner
  • Coach to help before and after surgery
  • Patient navigator to help through the surgery process

Much of the program’s success can be attributed to the personal coach, who motivates the patient to reach their goals quickly, safely and with less stress.

The coach (spouse, family member or friend):

  • Attends Joint School education class with the patient
  • Attends appointments with the patient before surgery
  • Attends therapy sessions during the hospital stay
  • Is available for discharge instructions and medication review in the hospital
  • Accompanies the patient to therapy and office visits or helps arrange transportation

Surgeons, physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants see patients in Kentucky including Ashland, Grayson, Prestonsburg and Flatwoods; in Ohio including Portsmouth, Wheelersburg and Jackson.