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Baker's Knee Cyst

Baker’s cyst can be a painful condition, generally caused by trauma or a chronic condition such as arthritis.

If a Baker’s cyst is painful or limiting mobility, a surgeon may treat your cyst with an anti-inflammatory injection to reduce size. In some cases it will be removed entirely.

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Calf Strain

When the gastrocnemius muscle is stretched beyond its limit-to the point of injury-a calf strain occurs. There are varying degrees of calf strain, each requires different treatment to restore function. Severe cases may require orthopedic surgery, where torn ends of the calf muscle are reattached by an surgeon. The need for surgery is quite rare, most patients recover using non-surgical treatme

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Dislocated Knee

Dislocation of the knee is a traumatic injury occurring when the femur disconnects from the tibia. Common causes include vehicle collisions, falls and athletic injuries. Knee dislocations require immediate attention which may involve surgery to repair tissue damage.

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Dislocated Hip

When the thighbone slips from its socket in the pelvis (hip bone), a hip dislocation occurs. Hip dislocations are painful injuries that often leave victims unable to move their leg, walk, and may cause nerve damage that affects the foot and ankle areas.

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Knee Arthritis

When it comes to arthritis, there are three basic kinds that can affect the knee joint: osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and post-traumatic arthritis.

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Leg Muscle Tears

Muscle tears of the leg are severe injuries, typically resulting from athletic activity, heavy lifting, or even non-impact events. A doctor will diagnose the severity of your tear, either a strain, partial, or complete tear. A severe tear may require surgery for a complete recovery. In less severe cases, patients can make a full recovery without surgery.

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MCL Tears

MCL tears, or medial collateral ligament tears, often occur as a result of accidents and overuse, especially in athletes or the elderly. MCL tears are painful injuries that require immediate attention from an experienced doctor in order to avoid further injury or long lasting complications.

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Leg Fractures

A fracture is a medical term for a broken bone, and various types of fractures can occur within the leg. A leg facture may affect the thighbone (femur), the kneecap (patella), the shinbone (tibia), or the fibula. Broken bones may not be uncommon, but they are extremely painful and, if left untreated, may lead to further injury. Leg fractures are serious injuries that require the immediate attention of a medical professional and may ultimately involve the care of an orthopedic specialist.

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Shin Splints

Generally Shin splints are found in runners and athletes. Only in very rare but severe cases is surgical treatment required.

Surgical treatment of shin splints involves performing a fasciotomy of the superficial posterior compartment of the leg. This treatment is known to have an extremely high success rate. West Medical doctors are experienced and can properly treat shin splints of any severity.

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