Whether you’re young or old, problems with the knee can be debilitating. In youth, knee injuries, including anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears, can halt athletic pursuits. As youth gives way to age, arthritis can settle into the joint and change retirement plans.
No matter what stage of life you’re in, or what you’re facing when it comes to the health of your knees, the physicians at OID understand the complexities of the knee and will work with you each step of the way to reclaiming your health.
Obtaining a diagnosis
When you meet with your physician to discuss your care a thorough evaluation will take place. In addition to reviewing your medical history and working to understand the current problem, your physician will conduct a physical exam and review any x-rays you might already have. If further information is necessary to make a diagnosis, your physician might recommend additional testing that could include an MRI, CT, bone scan, nerve test, or lab work.
What we treat
OID can treat the majority of injuries and conditions that affect the knee joint. This includes sports-related injuries such as meniscus tears, dislocated knees, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears, and more. Other common orthopedic conditions seen in knees are arthritis...
Determining the best path to healing
Working with your physician to understand your injury and how to adjust your lifestyle to enjoy activity without pain might be your first step on your treatment plan. Often, making small changes in exercise, such as switching from walking regularly to incorporating a variety of lower-impact activities like biking, elliptical machines and swimming, will result in improvement.
Sometimes, your physician will recommend physical therapy as part of your healing. Depending on your injury, medication or injections to supplement lubrication of the joint might also be recommended.
Each individual and their path to recovery is unique, but if your knee injury is causing you to rely on over-the-counter medication to manage the pain, or preventing you from engaging in the activities you enjoy, your physician may recommend surgery.
When surgery is necessary
If your physician recommends surgery, you can rest assured that OID has highly qualified and distinguished professionals utilizing state of the art equipment and cutting-edge procedures.
Each person is unique and so is their treatment plan, but most commonly, our physicians help individuals with the following issues:
- Knee replacement
- ACL repairs
- Recurrent dislocations of the knee
- Meniscus repairs
Wherever possible, we utilize arthroscopic surgery techniques for repairs. This minimally invasive approach results in a quicker recovery time for you!