Whether you suffered a sports injury like an ACL or meniscus tear, or you struggle with the pain and stiffness of osteoarthritis, knee surgery may your best option for restoring strength and function. When you need knee surgery, you’ll get exceptional care from the board-certified doctors at Restore Orthopedics and Spine Center. They’re experienced in arthroscopic and open surgery, and they manage your recovery and work with you throughout your rehabilitation. To schedule an appointment, use online booking or call the office in Orange, California.
Your knee supports the weight of your body and endures extensive repetitive motion every time you move. It also withstands the extreme stress of quick starts and stops, turning, and jumping during athletic activities.
As a result, it’s no surprise that your knee is susceptible to injuries, repetitive stress, and degenerative conditions. A few of the most common knee problems include:
Meniscus tears are often caused by sports activities, but you can also develop degenerative meniscus tears as you get older.
Conservative therapies, such as immobilization and physical therapy, may help minor injuries. However, considering the pressure placed on your knee, if conservative treatments aren’t enough, surgery is often necessary to restore optimal strength and function.
Some types of knee problems are also more likely to need surgery. For example, leg bone fractures that extend into the knee joint are difficult to treat without surgery. Some parts of the meniscus don’t have a good blood supply, so they can’t heal without surgery.
The doctors at Restore Orthopedics and Spine Center have extensive experience in performing arthroscopic and open knee surgery.
Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive technique that’s done using two or three small incisions. The surgical tools, including a camera and lighting, are contained in long, thin tubes that your doctor inserts through the incisions.
Your doctor may also perform arthroscopic surgery to explore your knee and diagnose the cause of your symptoms before doing surgery.
Arthroscopic knee surgery may be used for:
The traditional open surgery uses one incision that’s long enough to access the surgical area inside your knee.
Open knee surgery is used to treat:
If you have difficulty walking or are dealing with knee pain, swelling, or instability, call Restore Orthopedics and Spine Center or book an appointment online.