Your knees are two of the most important joints in your body. They’re critical to your mobility and bear the brunt of your total body weight with every step you take. If you live with knee pain, it can severely disrupt your life. At the Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Toms River, New Jersey, Daniel Fox, MD, FACS, and the team of expert orthopedic specialists diagnose and treat knee injuries and conditions ranging from ACL tears to arthritis. If you have knee pain, call the Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine or make an appointment online today.
Knee injuries are prevalent because of the physical stress you put on your knees every day. Some common knee injuries include:
If you have knee pain, swelling, or a visible deformity following an injury, make an appointment with the team at the Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.
At the Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, the physicians diagnose knee injuries and conditions with physical exams and diagnostic imaging services such as X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans. The doctors may also use arthroscopy to examine the inside of your knee.
Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that allows your doctor to examine your knee without having to make a large incision in your body.
The orthopedic surgeons at the Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine provide a comprehensive range of procedures to treat knee injuries and conditions. Whenever possible, your surgeon uses minimally invasive techniques to repair knee injuries. They may also recommend regenerative medicine procedures such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapy to accelerate your recovery.
Some common knee procedures include:
In most cases, your orthopedic surgeon repairs your meniscus or ligaments during a minimally invasive arthroscopic procedure. They make small incisions in your knee and use specially designed, thin surgical tools to repair and reattach the cushioning and connective tissues in your knee.
If you have arthritis or other cartilage damage, your surgeon may recommend treatments including PRP injections, minimally invasive repair, or transplants to restore the cartilage and cushioning tissue in your knee.
Patella resurfacing relieves arthritis by repairing and replacing your patella — also known as your kneecap. This small part of your knee is replaced to reduce trauma to your remaining healthy bone and tissue.
If parts of your knee are irreparably damaged, your surgeon can replace part of your knee to relieve your pain and restore your mobility. Partial knee replacements are usually performed during minimally invasive procedures to reduce your risk of infections and other complications. Dr. Fox, in particular, is skilled in partial knee replacement and is trained and experienced in the Oxford partial knee procedure and the subchondroplasty procedure.
If you need a total knee replacement, the surgeons at the Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine use minimally invasive surgeries such as arthroscopy whenever possible. They use state-of-the-art techniques and technology as well as prosthetics made from biocompatible material to ensure comfort and support.
If you’re living with knee pain or have sustained an injury, call the Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine or make an appointment online.