Knee surgery is among the most common types of orthopedic surgical procedures performed in America. At Premier Orthopedics in Canton and Dearborn, Michigan, Jiab Suleiman, DO, and Alaa Mansour, DPM, you have access to the very latest in joint surgery tools and techniques. A caring and compassionate team is standing by to help you move through knee surgery with ease. Call the office most convenient to you to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online today.
Your knee joints are a complex network of bones, ligaments, muscles, tendons, nerves, blood vessels, and other tissues. When any of these components is damaged, significant pain and reduced joint mobility can occur.
Your knees enable walking, running, squatting, and climbing. Your knee joints also act as shock absorbers, helping to distribute the weight of your upper body during movement. Even men and women who live relatively sedentary lifestyles use their knees throughout each day.
Arthritis can damage your knee joints to the point where conservative treatments are no longer possible. A traumatic injury can alter the alignment of your knee joint components. Overuse or repetitive strain is also a common cause of damage that will eventually require surgical intervention.
If you are concerned about potential complications or the recovery process that follows knee surgery, you owe it to yourself to explore the latest knee surgery procedures. Today’s options are far more advanced than the procedures performed just a few short years ago.
An open surgical procedure requires one or more large incisions to access the surgical site. This approach allows your surgical team to easily see the area of damage and provides the room needed to perform complex repairs.
Arthroscopic surgery uses a series of small incisions and specialized surgical tools to repair joint damage without direct visual contact — a small tube equipped with a light and camera projects images to an external screen, allowing your surgeon to see the entire procedure.
Arthroscopy lessens the chance of complications, speeds the healing process, and shortens the overall length of most surgical procedures. When possible, this approach is the preferred option. Some of the procedures performed arthroscopically include ACL surgery, meniscus surgery, ligament repair, cartilage repair, and partial or complete knee replacement.
Taking a proactive approach is the best way to prevent knee surgery. If you experience knee pain that does not resolve after a few days of self-care, reach out to Premier Orthopedics to book a diagnostic work-up.
Non-surgical treatments can address many knee conditions. Steroid injections can reduce swelling and pain while you complete a round of physical therapy. A weight loss program and new exercise routine can reduce stress on your knee and strengthen the joint.
In some cases, however, preventing knee surgery is simply not possible. In those instances, working with a team of skilled experts in orthopedic surgery is the best way to relieve pain and improve joint function. Call Premier Orthopedics to book your personalized consultation or schedule your appointment online today.