Medial collateral ligament (MCL) injuries are often sports related, and sports medicine specialists at Duke Orthopaedics can treat these injuries nonsurgically with stabilization and anti-inflammatory medications followed by physical therapy.
Meniscus is a type of cartilage in the knee that provides shock absorption. Meniscus tears are one of the most common knee injuries, and Duke knee specialists can treat this condition with both surgical and non-surgical techniques.
Runner's knee, or patellofemoral pain syndrome, is pain in the front of the knee around the patella (kneecap). It maybe be due to chondromalacia (irritation of the cartilage on the back of the patella) or may be due to inflammation of the soft tissue around the patella.