Orthopedic Knee Surgery
pain comes in many different forms. Often, knee pain can be treated with rest, medicine or physical therapy. Other times, it’s more severe and requires surgical intervention.
Surgeons are able to perform many different knee surgeries for a variety of injuries and conditions. If you’re in knee pain, orthopedic knee surgery may be the best treatment for regaining use of your knee.
What are the different types of knee surgery?
- Meniscus repair — The menisci are pieces of cartilage in the knee that provide cushion between the thigh and shin bone. A forceful twisting of the knee can cause the menisci to tear. Surgery can repair the damaged meniscus tissue to restore the use of your knee.
- ACL reconstruction — A motion that forces your knee in the wrong direction can tear the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee. This can affect your stability, which is an issue for people who are physically active. Surgery can repair this damaged ligament.
- Lateral release — An injury or condition can cause the kneecap to dislocate, which is painful and affects your mobility. Lateral release surgery loosens the ligaments in the knee to help realign the kneecap.
- Total knee replacement — The bones or cartilage in your knee can become so damaged that they are beyond repair and use. Total knee replacement surgery replaces the damaged bone and cartilage with an artificial joint, so you can regain the use of your knee and leg.
- Small incisions
- Less blood loss
- Faster recovery time
- Less pain
- Less scar tissue
Is knee surgery risky?Our surgeons at Florida Spine and Joint are highly trained and experienced. They take special care to minimize risks during surgical procedures. That being said, surgery always comes with risks. Although complications are rare in some knee surgeries, they can include:
- Blood loss
- Blood clotting
- Nerve damage
- Soft tissue damage
- Artificial joint failure