Knee

Common Surgical Treatments & Pricing

Arthroscopy

Knee arthroscopy is often performed to remove cartilage fragments, shave down bone spurs, or repair torn ligaments. The procedure can be used to treat multiple conditions at once and aims to reduce inflammation. In cases where imaging studies and physical exams are inconclusive, arthroscopy can be diagnostic. Patients recommended this course of treatment benefit from less tissue damage, shorter recovery times, less scarring and less post-operative pain compared to traditional open procedures.

ACL Repair - Autograft vs Allograft

ACL ruptures are a common sports injury that can be resolved using one of two methods, either an autograft or allograft procedure. Autograft utilizes a patient’s healthy tissue from either their hamstring or patella to replace the damaged ACL. Allograft procedures make use of tissue from organ donors that have been sterilized and processed. The latter procedure is much less invasive and thus patients can expect to have a shorter recovery.

Meniscectomy

 

Meniscus tears are another common sports and age-related

injury that often impairs a patient’s mobility. Similar to tendons and ligaments, this cartilage will not heal itself. In situations where all other conservative treatments have failed, patients often elect to have a meniscectomy. This surgical procedure removes the section of damaged meniscus to reduce inflammation, pain, and improve mobility. 

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Fibula

LCL

Anterior Colateral Ligament

Posterior Colateral Ligament

Anterior Colateral Ligament

Lateral Colateral Ligament

Lateral Meniscus

Medial Meniscus

Lateral Release

This non-invasive arthroscopic procedure is used realign the patella in cases where it has partially dislocated. According to a study done by Dr. Halbrecht of San Francisco, California,  93% of patients saw significant subjective improvements post-operative. Of his sample, no patient reported complications or subsequent dislocations.

Micro-fracture For Cartilage Repair

Micro-fracture is a surgical technique that was designed to harness the body's own healing abilities and provides an enriched environment for cartilage regeneration. The procedure entails removing free-floating and damaged cartilage before creating small fractures in the bone to allow bone marrow cells and blood to clot in the affected area. While the maturing processes of these cells are gradual, the clot eventually develops into firm, smooth, and durable repair tissue.

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Femur

Normal Knee

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Narrowed Joint Space

Medial Compartment OA

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Narrowed Joint Space

Lateral Compartment OA

Subchondroplasty

Subchondroplasty aims to treat subchondral defects associated with chronic Bone Marrow Lesions. These lesions are defined as a defect of the trabecular, or spongy, bone that lies beneath and supports the cartilage of your joint. The procedure is considered to be minimally invasive and leaves future treatment options, such as knee replacement, available to the patient. 

Knee Replacement

 

Knee replacements are typically reserved for those with moderate to severe arthritis and have failed all other treatment options. This surgical procedure replaces the damaged portion of the knee joint with a prosthesis that is designed to mimic the movement of a healthy joint. 

Total Knee Replacement

 

Total knee prostheses replace and restore the entire knee joint. This procedures intended for patients with moderate to severe arthritis of both the medial and lateral knee compartments. As part of post-operative rehab, patients are encouraged to walk the same day!

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Total Knee Replacement

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Partial Knee Replacement

Partial Knee Replacement

 

Partial knee prosthesis replace only the portion of the knee that has been moderately to severely degenerated. The procedure is less invasive than a total knee replacement, and maintains a portion of the patient's native anatomy. However, it is important to note that this prosthesis is used in select cases of purely medial or lateral compartment degeneration. 

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