Your knee is an elaborate mechanism that is fundamental for daily movements. It is the largest joint in your body, and it bears a lot of responsibility. The bones in your knee work alongside a system of muscles and tendons to help you with ordinary tasks, like climbing stairs or bending down to tie your shoes. But they can also help you do nearly superhuman things, such as participating in the Peachtree Road Race or playing an entire Mozart sonata on piano!
When you're suffering from knee pain, doing any of these activities can be difficult. The board-eligible and fellowship-trained physicians at Resurgens can help you alleviate your knee pain and improve your quality of life, so you can get back to doing what you love.
Your knees are at risk of injury, no matter what age you are. While designing your custom treatment plan, your physician will perform diagnostic tests. These tests help determine the extent of your condition and help your physicians prescribe a treatment regimen.
Depending on your diagnosis, the prescribed treatment may include surgical or non-surgical options. Follow the links below to view educational videos about the surgical knee procedures performed by the expert physicians at Resurgens Orthopaedics:
ACL Reconstruction (Patellar Tendon Graft Technique)
ACL Reconstruction (Patellar Tendon Graft Technique) is a procedure that involves repairing your ACL with a tendon graft from your patellar tendon. Over time, new tissue will grow with the graft, strengthening your joint.
ACL Reconstruction with Hamstring
ACL Reconstruction with Hamstring is a procedure that involves braiding portions of hamstrings together to form an autograft. Using special tools, your doctor attaches the hamstring to the tibia and a femur.
Arthroscopic Chondroplasty is a procedure that repairs your joint by removing damaged cartilage, allowing the body to replace it with scar tissue.
Aspiration of the Prepatellar Bursa
Aspiration of the Prepatellar Bursa is a procedure to relieve swelling in your bursa by draining excess fluid with a needle. Sometimes it involves injections of corticosteroid medication that may be necessary for patients with chronic bursitis.
Autologous Chondrocyte Transplantation
Autologous Chondrocyte Transplantation is a procedure to replace the damaged cartilage in a joint. It requires two procedures. The first one harvests healthy cartilage cells from your joint, which are used to grow new cells in a laboratory. The second procedure uses healthy tissue from your tibia to secure the new cartilage cells in place.
Cartilage Repair: There are several methods for fixing defective spots in your cartilage. The first involves having a surgeon generate your body's natural healing response. The second involves growing new cartilage in a lab and implanting it in your body. The last involves transplanting cartilage from one part of your body (or a donor's tissue) to an affected area.
Cartilage Repair (Biologic Patch with Chondrocyte Transplantation)
Cartilage Repair (Biologic Patch with Chondrocyte Transplantation): This procedure requires two operations several weeks apart. First, your doctor collects a small sample of healthy cartilage cells and cultivate them in a lab over a few weeks. During your second procedure, the doctor clears your old cartilage and replaces it with collagen and the new cartilage.
High Tibial Osteotomy
High Tibial Osteotomy: This procedure corrects bowleggedness by removing a wedge of bone from the tibia and sometimes the fibula. A metal plate is inserted to help the tibia heal in the correct position.
Joint Arthroscopy: This procedure lets surgeons see inside your joint with a small camera called an arthroscope. The surgeon can fix some problems without making any additional cuts in your skin. But sometimes the surgeon needs to make another incision to treat your joint.
Lateral Release and Medial Imbrication
Lateral Release and Medial Imbrication is a procedure to relieve tightness, on the kneecap by decreasing the lateral pull of the patella. This allows the kneecap to move correctly without discomfort.
Loose Body Removal
Loose Body Removal is a procedure to clear debris from your knee with an arthroscopic camera and surgical instruments. Your surgeon may also perform some repairs if the debris has caused damage to any of the joint surfaces.
Meniscal Transplant is a procedure to fix a damaged meniscus using tissue from a donor's knee. Your surgeon may also use screws or other devices to help anchor the graft.
Meniscus Repair (Arthroscopic Technique)
Meniscus Repair (Arthroscopic Technique) is a procedure where a surgeon repairs your torn meniscus using an arthroscope to suture or remove damaged portions of the muscles and tendons.
Microfracture Drilling Procedure for Isolated Chondral Defect
Microfracture Drilling Procedure for Isolated Chondral Defect is a procedure to correct a soft spot in your knee cartilage by using sutures or surgical staples.
Multimodal Anesthesia and Pain Control
Multimodal Anesthesia and Pain Control is a procedure to manage pain involving focused anesthetics and a combination of pain medicines. Your doctor may also use nerve blocks and other anesthetic techniques.
OATS Cartilage Repair Surgery
OATS Cartilage Repair Surgery is a procedure to fill in damaged and bare spots of cartilage with grafts taken from less vulnerable parts of your knee.
Partial Meniscectomy is a procedure using an arthroscope and other surgical tools to smooth out and repair rough areas of the meniscus.
Patellofemoral Replacement is a procedure to remove the damaged condyle around the trochlear groove of the femur and replace it with a plastic implant.
Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Reconstruction
Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Reconstruction is a procedure involving harvesting your patellar ligament and tibia to create an autograft and recreate the PCL.
Revision Surgery is a procedure to replace worn artificial knee parts between the tibia and the fibula using a metal component and bone graft.
Tibial Osteotomy with Closed Wedge
Tibial Osteotomy with Closed Wedge is a procedure for osteoarthritis involving the splitting tibia in two places and removing a wedge of bone. It uses a metal place to hold the cut pieces together.
Tibial Osteotomy with Open Wedge
Tibial Osteotomy with Open Wedge is an osteoarthritis procedure involving creating a wedge-shaped opening by cutting the tibia at an angle. A metal plate and surgical screws hold open the wedge while it heals.
Tibial Tubercle OsteotomyTibial Tubercle Osteotomy is a procedure to correct patellar knee tracking disorder by realigning the tibial tubercle with metal plates, wires, and screws.
Total Knee Replacement
Total Knee Replacement is a procedure where the knee is replaced with specialized metal or plastic components.
Unicondylar Knee Resurfacing
Unicondylar Knee Resurfacing is a procedure where a surgeon removes a part of the femur. Allowing the surgeon to access the tibia to replace it with a plastic tibial component and a metal femoral component.
Non-surgical Knee Procedures
Although many knee conditions require surgery, there are alternative treatments available for some conditions, such as physical rehabilitation. Your physician will be able to discuss treatment plans for your condition. Follow the links below to view educational videos about the non-surgical knee procedures performed by the expert physicians at Resurgens Orthopaedics:
Visco-supplementation for Arthritis
Visco-supplementation for Arthritis is a procedure where a physician injects medicine into your knee joint to lubricate it and allow the bones to glide smoothly.
At Resurgens, we work with our patients to help return them to the highest possible level of pain relief and function. Our physicians and doctors are industry-leading professionals and have received advanced training in knee treatment and rehabilitation. Your doctor will customize your treatment to address your specific needs.
If you've been experiencing knee problems, schedule an appointment with a Resurgens knee physician today.