FAQs About Knee Injuries
Answers you can trust from experienced New York orthopedic knee surgeons
Have a question about your knee injury? Not sure where to find accurate information about knee injuries and how to deal with them? We can help you every step of the way at Island Musculoskeletal Care (IMC Bone Doc). Our board-certified, New York orthopedic knee surgeons have more than 100 years of combined medical experience. All that experience has provided our doctors with a wealth of knowledge. That’s why you can trust us to provide you with accurate information about knee injuries.
Don’t see your specific question listed below? Don’t worry. Simply contact us and make an appointment with one of our experienced knee doctors. We can examine you and diagnose exactly what’s wrong. Contact us online or call 1-888-BONE-DOC (266-3362). Our New York orthopedic knee surgeons want to help you. We often have immediate appointments available – including same day appointments. Best of all, you can often receive all your medical care at one of our seven convenient locations in greater New York City and Long Island.
What is your knee injury question?
- What are common knee injuries?
- What are common causes of knee injuries?
- How do I know if I seriously injured my knee?
- How long do knee injuries normally take to heal?
- How do I know if I need knee surgery?
- How much will my knee surgery cost?
- Who will pay for my knee surgery if I need an operation?
- Will my medical insurance cover my knee surgery?
- How much time will I need to recover from knee surgery?
Knee injuries can cover a wide range. From runner’s knee to bursitis, ACL tears to meniscal injuries, knee injuries can be serious and painful. That’s why it’s important to seek immediate medical attention if you believe you have a knee injury. Waiting to seek medical treatment could potentially result in an even more serious knee injury.
Knee injuries happen for many reasons, but in general, knee injuries occur for two main reasons – because of normal wear and tear or because of a single injury or accident. Many knee injuries caused by a single event occur as a result of a sports injury. As for knee injuries due to wear and tear, these injuries are sometimes due to knee injuries sustained on the job.
You know your body well. If something feels wrong in one or both of your knees, have a doctor examine you and diagnose what’s wrong. Our experienced, New York orthopedic knee surgeons can meet with you and run the relevant diagnostic tests to figure out what type of knee injury or illness you have. That way, we can treat your knee injury effectively and help relieve the pain in your knee or knees.
Every knee injury is different. Some take a few days to heal on their own. Others could take several weeks or months. If your knee injury is serious enough, no amount of rest or recovery time will help your knee fully heal. Instead, you may need knee surgery to correct the problem in your knee.
You will likely not know for sure if you need knee surgery until a doctor examines you and evaluates the severity of your injury. Our doctors will likely conduct a series of diagnostic tests, including taking X-rays or MRIs to determine the severity of your injury and whether surgery is necessary. We also consult with you and explain all your available options, both surgical and non-surgical. That way, you can make an informed decision about whether or not to undergo knee surgery.
The cost of your surgical procedure will likely depend on a number of important factors. These include the severity of your knee injury, the amount of time you may need to spend in a hospital after your knee operation, the length of your recovery time once you are discharged from the hospital and whether you need physical therapy after your knee surgery. All of these factors – and many more – can affect how much your knee surgery ultimately costs.
In many cases, your medical insurance will pay for your knee surgery. Our medical practice is in network and accepted by most major insurance companies. Other times, other forms of health insurance may pay for your knee operation. A common example includes workers’ compensation insurance. This form of insurance covers injuries sustained on the job, regardless of who was at fault. Other payment options may also be an option.
Often, yes, your medical insurance will cover your knee surgery, but it’s important to check with your insurance provider since every insurance policy is different. Our medical practice is in network and accepts coverage by most insurance providers.
Your recovery time can vary widely depending on a number of factors, including the severity of your knee injury prior to surgery, your physical condition and whether you have any other health issues. Whether or not you had to be hospitalized after your knee surgery could also influence your recovery time, which could vary from a few days or weeks to a few months or even longer. Talk to your doctor. They should be able to tell you more. That’s why our New York orthopedic knee surgeons want to meet with you.