Knee Pain Specialist

Crescent City Orthopedics

Orthopedic Surgeons & Sports Medicine Specialists located in Greater New Orleans, Metairie, LA

When you walk or run, your knees take the brunt of the pressure. Any injury to the knee, even a minor one, can put a stop to your normal lifestyle very quickly. If you're suffering a knee injury, are considering knee replacement, or think you may need another form of knee surgery, trust the experienced professionals at Crescent City Orthopedics to guide you well. The Crescent City Orthopedics team is made up of several knee experts who are specially trained to diagnose and treat knee injuries for their patients in Metairie, Louisiana.

Knee Pain Q & A

Crescent City Orthopedics

Which knee injuries are most common?

Some common knee injuries include:

  • Fractures
  • Dislocation
  • ACL injuries
  • Torn meniscus
  • Torn tendons

Additionally, degenerative conditions, like osteoarthritis, can injure the knee.

What causes knee injuries?

Knee injuries have many causes, including:

  • Repetitive use
  • Degenerative conditions
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Aging

Finding the cause can often help your surgeon pinpoint the exact location of your injury to choose the right treatment option.

How are knee injuries diagnosed?

The complex nature of the knee joint means your surgeon needs to dig deep to find the cause of your pain. Common diagnostic tools used at Crescent City Orthopedics include:

  • X-rays
  • MRI scans
  • CT scans
  • Physical examination
  • Medical history
  • Arthroscopic surgery

Through a battery of tests, the team at Crescent City Orthopedics can hone in on the specific cause of your condition and the best treatment options to consider.

Who needs knee surgery?

At Crescent City Orthopedics, conservative treatments are always the treatment of choice for knee injuries, but sometimes therapy, rest, ice, and lifestyle modification isn't sufficient to treat your pain. You may be a candidate for knee surgery if:

  • Conservative treatments have failed
  • Your injury is severe and can't heal on its own
  • Your pain is significantly impacting your quality of life

With guidance from Crescent City Orthopedics, you can move forward with surgery confidently, knowing you've chosen the best course of action for your specific injury.

What is knee replacement?

Knee replacement is a special type of knee surgery wherein the surgeon removes the entire knee joint and replaces it with an artificial joint. If the damage to the knee is only affecting one part of the knee, you may be a candidate for partial knee replacement.

The surgeons at Crescent City Orthopedics prefer partial knee replacement whenever possible because of its reduced risk and reduced recovery time. In this surgical procedure, your surgeon removes just the diseased bone and damaged cartilage, replacing them with a new metal component but leaving the surrounding tissue untouched.

Whether it's total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, or another surgical treatment, the goal of knee injury treatment at Crescent City Orthopedics is always the same: to restore the use of your knee with the least invasive treatment possible. Call the knee experts at Crescent City Orthopedics today to discuss your knee injury treatment options.

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