Skip to main content
Three Common Knee Injuries Atlanta, GA
man with knee pain

The knees are responsible for bearing all your weight, as well as working as a shock absorber when running or playing sports. There are several common knee conditions that share similar symptoms, which is why it is important to seek medical advice if you suffer a knee injury.


Fractures of the knee are common because all the bones that surround and are part of the joint may suffer injury or damage. However, the kneecap is most susceptible to fractures that may occur during sporting activities or as the result of blunt force trauma in an accident.

Falls are at the top of the list when it comes to knee fractures. People who suffer from osteoarthritis are more likely to suffer a knee fracture in less dramatic circumstances, such as going over on an ankle or simply walking along the street.

ACL Injuries

Injuries that affect the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) are graded from 1 to 3. A sprain represents the milder end of the spectrum, whereas complete tears require surgical intervention. Athletic people are most likely to suffer an ACL injury due to the high-paced movement involved in sporting activities.

Twisting and turning quickly may result in an ACL injury. Other causes include impact with another athlete, coming down hard from a jump or tackle and poor form when running. While receiving treatment is important, eliminating contributing factors to potential re-injury is also a crucial aspect of treatment for athletes.


The structure of the knee joint and surrounding bones may result in a sudden dislocation. However, this type of injury is most commonly associated with trauma from an accident. In many cases, a dislocated knee is partial and the sufferer may not realize the extent of the damage.

If you are suffering from pain or discomfort in your knee, reach out to Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians to get a consultation today.

Posted on behalf of Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians

New Patient?
Call Us now!

Our Client Reviews

4.8 / 5.0

Based on 269 reviews

Jules F.

Surgery was a success my left knee is fully functional again. Langer and his staff was very helpful through this entire process they assigned me a top physical therapist Cara which was great at helping me to improve now just up to me to continue to condition myself back to the way I was physically before the injury and hopefully I never have to endure any future injuries that lead to surgery. Overall a great help and experience after surgery was completed. Thank You to Langer and his staff.

Dea'Mario F.

The Morrow location was a great experience for me. The staff was nothing less than perfect to me. I'm glad I chose this location.

Ricky J.

Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians are excellent in the work they do. They take their time with each patient and make sure you walk away with an understanding of exactly what you're going through. I have been a patient here twice and I could 100% assure you that you will have a great experience. Further the physicians are very knowledgeable and experienced at what they do. Moreover, the entire staff are welcoming and accommodating to your needs. I work in Entertainment, and have appeared several times on television (Google "David Wells and Ricky Johnson). I recommend and trust Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians.

Priscilla F.

The staff was great! They were patient, kind and courteous. The doctors were excellent! The doctors took the time to explain and patiently answer any questions I had.