Sports Knee injuries encompass a group of conditions that involve the soft tissues around the knee (eg ACL and meniscus). These injuries can impact your ability to walk, work and play sports, and more importantly, a delayed or missed diagnosis can often hinder your recovery. Receiving the appropriate care and management in a timely manner will facilitate your rehabilitation.
Dr Balendra is a specialist sports knee surgeon who regularly deals with knee injuries and understands how anxiety-provoking they can be for patients. He has allocated urgent consulting appointments for patients with new knee injuries. He works closely with a trusted group of radiology partners and allied health professionals to ensure that you receive an accurate diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation program to manage your knee injury.
What knee injuries do you treat in this clinic?
Some of the conditions we treat in our urgent clinic include:
- ACL tears
- Other Knee ligament injuries (PCL tears, MCL tears, Posterolateral corner injuries to the knee, Multi-ligament knee injury)
- Meniscal tears
- Hamstring tears
- Fractures around the knee
- Patella (Kneecap) dislocation
If your condition is not listed above, please advise our staff about your condition and they will liaise with Dr Balendra to appropriately triage your referral.
What do I need to book an appointment?
Our friendly reception staff will help facilitate all the information you need to book an appointment. Please let them know that you have a new knee injury and they will help streamline your appointment.
Prior to your appointment with Dr Balendra, you will require a referral from your GP or another specialist. This will allow you to receive any applicable Medicare rebates. Please let us know if you have had any scans performed on your knee like an X-ray or MRI scan. Online access to your scans will be obtained before your consultation.
Avoid unnecessary delays and uncertainty
Our urgent knee injury clinic allows you to access prompt sports knee specialist treatment and start your journey to recovery.