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Patient Education

Knee Conditions and Injuries

The anterior cruciate ligament is one of the most commonly injured ligaments in the knee. Following an ACL tear, patients usually have pain and swelling in the knee. Diagnostic tests and a MRI are often used to confirm an ACL tear. Once the ACL tear is confirmed, the physician will decide if the patient needs surgery to repair the torn ligament. (more)

Meniscus Surgery

Meniscus tears can often be treated non-operatively with a combination of physical therapy, anti-inflammatories, or injections. A surgeon may decide that a partial meniscectomy (where the damaged portion of the cartilage is removed) or a meniscus repair is the next step.  The surgeon will repair or remove the torn meniscus arthroscopically which is usually day surgery. (more)

Knee Replacment

Knee replacement surgery is an option for patients with severe arthritis that have tried other options, such as prescription anti-inflammatories and physical therapy, but the pain persists and interferes with normal daily activity.  A knee replacement removes the worn portions of the knee and replaces them with a plastic and metal implant.  There are two types of knee replacements, a partial knee replacement and a full knee replacement.  (more)

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The material on this website is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. You should promptly seek professional medical care if you have any concern about your health, and you should always consult your physician before starting a fitness regimen. No representation is made about the quality of the podiatric services to be performed or the expertise of the podiatrist performing such services.

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