Common Knee Conditions Treated by Dr. Dee
- Revision Arthroscopic Procedures
- Cartilage and biologic knee reconstruction
- Cartilage grafting
- Meniscus transplants
- Double-bundle/anatomic ACL reconstruction
- Anterior Cruciate Injury (ACL)
- Medial Meniscus Injury
- Patella Pain Syndrome
- Jumpers Knee
- MCL Injury
- Bone Chips
- Muscle Damage
- Lateral Meniscus Injury
- Patellar Instability
- Posterolateral Corner Laxity (PLC) - This is the most common under diagnosed and under treated laxity in the knee. It can be in combination with other injuries, such as ACL tear, PCL, and meniscus tears. PLC is a common reason for suboptimal results following surgery if it is not addressed.
- Meniscus Deficient Knee - After someone has had arthroscopy for a meniscus tear and still continues to do poorly or progressively does poorly. This patient would be a possible candidate for meniscus transplant
Possible Treatments May Include:
Injections are made directly into the affected area to help and reduce pain, increase mobility and promote lubrication in the joints Platelet rich plasma injections, also known as PRP injections, are used to accelerate the healing process of tendons and overall encourage the body's natural ability to heal itself. A compilation of several proteins help to simulate repair and regeneration of the affected area. Orthovisc is a knee pain injectable made from ultra-pure hyaluronan to lubricate the knee joints. This injection is the only one of its kind that can ease pain for up to six months in patients.
Specialized exercises are used to aid in the remediation of specific impairments or injuries to help promote greater mobility, functionality and overall the quality of life. By stretching and strengthening the area patients can promote healing.
Depending on the severity of the injury, surgery options can range from a minimally-invasive procedure to total knee or knee joint replacement.
Most often times used in combination with another treatment, medicine helps to ease pain and promote comfort in the patient.