KNEE


The knee is one of the most complex joints in the body, and also one of the most often injured joints. I treat a wide range of knee injuries and conditions, from simple patellar tendinitis to end-stage knee arthritis and nearly everything in between. A high percentage of knee conditions such as overuse injuries, bursitis, and early arthritis, can be treated conservatively through medications, injections, and physical therapy. Many knee injuries, such as meniscus tears, ACL tears, and small articular cartilage injuries, can be treated with a minimally invasive surgical technique called arthroscopy. More advanced conditions such as chronic patellar instability, large articular cartilage injuries, and severe arthritis generally require traditional open surgery. I am especially interested in partial knee replacement for treating arthritic conditions that are sometimes unnecessarily treated with total knee replacement. This procedure is less invasive and has a shorter recovery time than total knee replacement, and can delay the need for total knee arthroplasty by up to 20 years.