Paediatric Knee Problems

Often problems around the knee occur due to injury during sports. This can lead to injury to the ligaments, cartilage or meniscus within the knee and dislocation of the knee cap. In some instances these conditions can be treated without surgery but often surgery is required for the best outcome.

Knee problems can also occur without injury due to abnormal tracking of the knee cap and rotational abnormalities in the lower limb. In the paediatric population cartilage defects can occur without trauma and lead to knee pain and difficulty with sports.

Dr. Johnson will assess your child clinically and determine the best management plan to determine the source of the pain and the best treatment option for them.

Common Conditions:

    • Osteochondral defects
    • Patellar dislocation or instability
    • Meniscal tears
    • Discoid meniscus
    • ACL injury
    • Rotational malalignement