Our practitioners evaluate and provide advice on the management of knee conditions that affect the bones, joints, cartilage, muscles, ligaments and tendons around the knee.
Data has shown in BC that knee injuries in the province are often delayed in receiving an accurate diagnosis and this has led to sub optimal care. In order to improve patient access for knee injuries we have an Acute Injury clinic such that patients can be seen within hours to days of their acute injury, receive an accurate diagnosis and begin a management plan for recovery. We have a team of physiotherapists, experienced Sports Medicine Physicians and Orthopaedic Surgeons that routinely manage these injuries and have vast exposure to Olympic, Varsity and Professional athletes.
Knee problems are common, and they occur in people of all ages.
The knee joint is made of bone, cartilage, ligaments and fluid. Muscles and tendons help the knee joint move and keep it in place. When any of these structures become damaged, knee problems can result causing pain and difficulty walking and performing other daily tasks or active pursuits.
The most common condition affecting the knee is osteoarthritis which causes pain and swelling and impacts mostly people who are older. Another common knee injury is to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), which is usually injured from a sudden twisting motion. Because a variety of knee conditions occur, treatment depends on many factors including how the knee was injured. Your doctor may recommend any of the following: physiotherapy, exercise prescription, injections or surgery.
Footbridge practitioners can manage all types of musculoskeletal knee injuries including acute, surgical injuries sustained while participating in sport and/or exercise.
Common knee conditions treated at Footbridge:
- Patellafemoral pain syndrome
- Patellar dislocations and disorders
- Ligament tears (ACL,MCL,PCL)
- Meniscal injuries
- Fractures around the knee
- Osteoarthritis (see joint replacement)
- Cartilage injuries
- Baker’s Cyst
- Tendonitis and tendon tears
- Iliotibial Band Syndrome
A referral is required to obtain a consultation with a Footbridge knee physician specialist, however if preferred, you can start by consulting with a physiotherapist.
Footbridge Knee Specialists
Sport Medicine Physician
Sport Medicine Physician
I’ve torn my ACL, will I need to have surgery?
Possibly, it depends on a number of factors. In some instances surgery may not be needed, however physiotherapy may be recommended. A consultation with a Sport Medicine physiican or Orthopaedic surgeon is recommended to determine the best course of action. An MRI is not needed to determine if surgery is required or to obtain a consultation with a Footbridge physician.