Why Knee Care Is Critical to Your Way of Life
Knee injuries are all too common, whether you’re an athlete, live an active lifestyle, or even are just getting older. What many people don’t realize until they actually suffer significant knee pain is just how critical your knees are to maintaining your normal lifestyle.
Luckily, state-of-the-art procedures and technologies in the field of knee care have been introduced over the years that enable physicians to care for and repair a patient’s knees after injuries, the onset of arthritis or other illnesses, or general wear and tear as patients age. Our knee care specialists can treat a wide range of conditions using minimally invasive surgical interventions, transplants, and other innovative therapies based on a careful diagnosis of your pain and preferences for care.
Knee Treatment at Orthopedic Center for Sports Medicine
Your knees are constructed and used in such a way that these joints can be damaged in a number of ways, especially for athletes in physically demanding sports, such as football or basketball, or even regular runners. It’s all too common for athletes to visit our orthopedic specialists with a torn meniscus or ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) and for runners to complain of patellofemoral pain, which is also known as runner’s knee.
But besides acute injuries, your knees can suffer from simple wear and tear over time, which can cause another range of conditions with age, such as arthritis or osteoarthritis of the knee or kneecap bursitis.
No matter what causes your knee pain, our highly-trained knee care specialists can work with you to find the proper diagnosis and customize a treatment plan using both traditional and the latest techniques, depending on your needs and preferences, ranging from meniscal or total knee replacements to minimally invasive knee replacements and knee implants. When possible, we avoid surgical procedures altogether and offer recommendations for nonsurgical treatments, such as rest, physical therapy, activity adjustment, or medications or injections to reduce inflammation in the knee joint.
At Orthopedic Center for Sports Medicine, we treat a wide range of knee pain conditions, including:
• Osgood-Schlatter disease
• Osteonecrosis of the knee
• ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tear
• PCL (posterior cruciate ligament) tear
• Unstable kneecap
• Knee replacements
• Arthritis or osteoarthritis of the knee
Why suffer from knee pain that keeps you from leading the life you want? Call us today to set up an appointment at one of our two convenient, full-service New Orleans-area locations so our knee specialists can customize a treatment plan that can help you lead a more pain-free life.