ADOLESCENTS

Young People & Knee Injuries

We're adolescent knee injury specialists

Worried about your child’s knee pain? Talk to us.

Children and young people are subject to the same knee tears and sprains as the rest of us. But some conditions are more common – or only occur – in young people. Some of these conditions heal or disappear on their own. Others need surgical help. But we know that, when your child is complaining of knee pain, it can be very difficult to tell the minor from the major.

On these pages, you’ll find information, advice and reassurance. But if you are concerned that your child’s knee pain isn’t improving, or is even getting worse,

Adolescent Knee Injuries

What is Osgood-Schlatter Disease?

Is pain at the knee cap something to be worried about?

And could pain and swelling indicate osteochondritis dissecans?

Need Treatment?

Adolescent knee problems don’t usually require surgery.

But if your child’s does, you’ll want to know more about what treatment involves.

MRI CAT scanning knee & leg

What's Happening Inside The Knee?

Discover the imaging tools we use to support diagnosis

Knee surgery treatment

How Much Will My Treatment Cost?

Will your insurance pay? And do you need a referral?

 Coming In For Knee Treatment? Take A Look Around

What Will The Hospital Be Like?

Will your treatment involve a hospital stay? Coming in for knee treatment? Take a look around

Ask YKC

Yorkshire Knee Clinic’s consultants explore common issues and the latest research.

Growing Pains – When Should I Be Concerned?

Growing Pains – When Should I Be Concerned?

Your child is complaining of leg pain. You put it down to growing pains. But at what point should you see a medical expert? Dave Duffy explains.

Why Are More Young People Having ACL Reconstruction?

Why Are More Young People Having ACL Reconstruction?

Rates of paediatric and adolescent ACL reconstruction have increased 29-fold over the last 20 years. Dave Duffy explores why that is.

Ligament Injuries - Is A 12 Month Break From Sport The Answer?

Ligament Injuries - Is A 12 Month Break From Sport The Answer?

Once, the standard recommendation when a young person suffered ligament damage was a 6-9 month break from sport. So why is that changing?