Dr Niraj Vora – How are Knee Problems diagnosed?

Diagnosis of knee pain should start at an early stage. If there is prolonged pain, swelling, and brushing across the knee joints, the orthopaedic surgeon is likely to conduct certain tests like the cross-sectional tomography of the knees, resonance imaging through magnetic devices, and even the ultrasound and specific blood tests for getting an idea of the knee inflammation.

The symptoms of knee pain, a sharp gnawing agitation around the knee joints, and a burning sensation- all these are the first stages which trigger to a more acute stage of knee problem, which require surgery.

What are the different tests that are conducted to diagnose knee pain?

Knee problem diagnosis can be conducted through the following methods:

  • The X-ray helps to detect and get a track of the broken bones, or degeneration across the joint parts.
  • The CT scans are also conducted on different occasions to get an idea about the condition of the knee joints. Here, images are taken from different angles, which can diagnose osteoarthritis, or even other bone-related problems. The density of foreign particles around the knee joints can also be seen through a cross-sectional diagnosis of the knee joints.
  • Patients can also go through the ultrasound mechanism where images of soft tissues and internal tissue structures are made to get an idea about the accuracy of the problem. The tissues in and around the knee can suffer from malfunctioning and in that case, the doctors take the ultrasound pictures from various angles, just to get the exact idea about the extent to which he knee problem has spread.
  • Resonance imaging through magnetic device: knee problem diagnosis and treatment can start only when the orthopedic surgeon can locate the actual fractured or inflamed knee joint area. Magnetic resonance imaging or MRI can be articulated with the help of radio waves along with a magnetic tool that emanates high power. This creates internal images of the knee area. The three dimensional images can also be useful in detecting injuries and internal infections in cartilages, soft knee tissues, tendons and muscles.

The surgeon in need:

Knee problem symptoms can only be understood by an efficient and experienced orthopaedic surgeon. For example, the doctors can pull or push the flesh around the ligament or the knee bones to understand the extent of pain, and its possible causes. So it is always better to consult a registered practitioner to get the best possible treatment for knee problems.