Knee Injuries Specialist

Mohamed A. Saad, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine Specialist located in Dearborn, MI

Knee pain, swelling, grinding, and instability can be disastrous when you’re trying to exercise, play sports, or simply stay active throughout your day. With help from Mohamed A. Saad, MD, an orthopedic surgeon in Dearborn, Michigan, you can get to the root cause of your knee issues and get out of pain and back to your favorite activities. Dr. Saad offers treatment for knee pain in patients of all ages using the best tools and techniques available for precise, effective care. To set up a consultation, call or book your visit online today.

Knee Injuries Q & A

What causes knee pain?

Knee pain can be felt inside the knee joint, in front of and behind the knee, above and below the knee, and on the inside and outside of the knee. Since the knee is such a complex structure, injuries can occur anywhere and may be caused by:

  • ACL sprains and tears
  • Meniscus tears
  • Ligament sprains and tears
  • Arthritis
  • Kneecap dislocation
  • Quadriceps tendinitis or tears
  • Bursitis
  • Fractures
  • Chondromalacia patella
  • Osgood-Schlatter’s disease

Knee pain can affect patients of all ages, including children. If you or your child has symptoms of a knee injury, it’s best to be evaluated by Dr. Saad in order to receive appropriate treatment and recover fully.

What are the signs of a knee injury?

Knee injuries can cause mild-to-severe pain and other accompanying symptoms, including:

  • Bruising and swelling
  • Stiffness and decreased range of motion
  • Difficulty bearing weight or limping
  • Instability or a feeling like your knee may give out
  • Tenderness to touch and specific points around your knee
  • Popping and clicking inside your knee joint
  • Pain with specific movements, like running, kicking, and bending

Dr. Saad evaluates all cases of knee pain thoroughly and uses imaging — X-rays, ultrasound, and MRI — when needed to identify the correct diagnosis and determine the severity of your condition.

What types of treatments are available for knee pain?

Dr. Saad offers a comprehensive array of treatment options to address all types of knee pain. Conservative treatment options include:

  • Rest
  • Ice or heat
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications
  • Bracing or splinting
  • Physical therapy

For more complex cases or those conditions that don’t resolve with conservative treatments, Dr. Saad may recommend one of the following approaches:

  • Traditional partial and total knee replacements
  • ACL repairs
  • Meniscus repairs
  • Cartilage restoration
  • Kneecap dislocation repair
  • Robotic partial and total knee replacements
  • Mako total knee replacements

Dr. Saad performs both arthroscopic and traditional surgeries depending on your needs, overall health, and lifestyle. When he examines your knee and evaluates your imaging, he can determine the severity of damage to your knee and which structures need to be repaired. He also provides referrals to physical therapy after your surgery is over so that you can recover fully and regain mobility.

Set up a visit to get help with your knee pain now by calling the office or requesting an appointment with Dr. Saad.