Knee Instability

Knee Instability

Knee instability can be caused by injuries to the ligaments that stabilize the knee, including the ACL, PCL, MCL, and LCL. These injuries can result in abnormal knee movement, which can lead to pain, swelling, and reduced mobility. If you are experiencing knee instability, it’s essential to seek medical attention to determine the best course of treatment.

At Davis Orthopedics, we specialize in treating knee instability using advanced surgical and non-surgical techniques. Our team of experienced orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that is tailored to your unique needs.

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Knee instability can occur as a result of a sports injury, an accident, or a degenerative condition such as osteoarthritis. The most common causes of knee instability include:

  • Ligament tears or sprains: These injuries can occur when the knee is twisted or subjected to sudden, intense force, causing the ligaments to stretch or tear.
  • Meniscus tears: The meniscus is a rubbery cartilage that acts as a shock absorber in the knee joint. When it tears, it can cause instability and reduced mobility.
  • Patella dislocation: This occurs when the patella (kneecap) is forced out of its normal position, causing instability and pain.


The most common symptoms of knee instability include:

  • Pain and tenderness around the knee joint
  • Swelling and stiffness
  • A popping or clicking sound when you move your knee
  • Instability or a feeling that your knee may give out
  • Limited range of motion
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At Davis Orthopedics, we offer a range of treatment options for knee instability, including:

  • Non-surgical treatments: In some cases, knee instability can be treated using non-surgical methods such as physical therapy, bracing, and rest.
  • Surgical treatments: If non-surgical treatments are not effective, surgery may be required to repair or reconstruct the damaged ligaments or cartilage.
  • Rehabilitation: After surgery or non-surgical treatment, our physical therapists will work with you to develop a rehabilitation program that is designed to help you regain strength, flexibility, and stability in your knee.

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