Our team of highly skilled and experienced orthopedic knee surgeons at The Center For Musculoskeletal Disorders treat a broad range of knee disorders and injuries, regardless of how complex the condition or injury is.
If you are experiencing knee issues you should consider seeing a specialist to avoid continued pain or the need for surgery down the road. Addressing a knee issue sooner rather than later may reduce the risk of your issue worsening or developing into a more serious problem.
Examples of common knee symptoms may include joint pain, instability, numbness, swelling, lock up, popping sounds and the inability to straighten your knee.
A specialist will reference a patients medical history and conduct a thorough physical exam. A patients symptoms will be discussed. X-rays are typically taken and a CAT scan, MRI or an Ultrasound may be required to properly evaluate and diagnose a knee condition.
Our orthopedic knee doctors prefer to offer conservative or minimally invasive treatment options for less advanced conditions. If surgery is required, our specialist use the newest techniques and technologies.
Depending on a patients diagnosis, our specialist will recommend conservative treatments like rest, medication, orthotics and exercise. The majority of patients with a non-severe knee injury can reduce pain and avoid surgery using a combination of conservative treatments.
Our orthopedic surgeons specialize in arthroscopic and minimally invasive knee surgeries, which often result in faster recovery times, less pain and less scarring. Examples of surgical knee procedures used to treat chronic knee pain and/or mobility issues includes:
Most of the surgical procedures listed above are quite routine due to the that fact the knee joint comes under tremendous stress during athletic and work related activities. Our orthopedic surgeons have years of experience treating active and older patients with meniscus tears, ligament tears and patella damage.
Knee Joint Replacement surgery is a specialized procedure used to treat patients who have experienced severe cartilage damaged and bone degeneration in the knee area, commonly caused by osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.
During a typical Total Knee Joint Replacement procedure the damaged ends of the femur, tibia and fibula bones are shaved and replaced with a prosthesis. Most patients who undergo this procedure are over 50 years old. A total knee replacement can be done as an open procedure or using minimally invasive techniques.
A Partial Knee Join Replacement procedure may be done if arthritic damage to the knee is confined to one part of the knee. A partial knee replacement may be done using minimally invasive surgical techniques.
At The Center For Musculoskeletal Disorders, our knee and lower extremity specialists are committed to delivering specialized care and a customized treatment plans so our patients can enjoy a better quality of life. Our orthopedic doctors and surgeons strive to help patients reduce pain and restore mobility using the most conservative and effective methods available.