Knee surgery can be
a very intimidating
thing. In fact, any type of surgery can be scary.
are so many
questions surrounding surgical intervention that it can be very
- What are they going to do to myknee?
- Is my physician competent?
- How long is the rehab?
- How much will it hurt?
- Will I be able to play again?
and so many more will be going through your head when your physcian
tells you that surgery is necessary. Many of these questions should be
answered by your physician.
with the orthopedic
surgeon often last about 5 minutes, and you are left with lots and lots
I treat surgical
patients every day in my clinic. Their first visit often involves a
non-stop question and answer conversation with me. They want to know
about the things they are feeling, what was done inside their knee,
what we are going to do to make things better, and so many more. I hear
the very same questions from so many people.
erase your worries about the surgery, I can answer many of the common
questions that you will have. Hopefully, this will help set your mind
at ease, and help with your recovery.
included on this page links to more information on different types of
knee surgery. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please feel
free to get in touch with me using the contact form
that the information I have provided is
surgery information, and may be different from what your physcian
provides you. I highly recommend that you ask your physicain any
specific questions you have, as every doctor has slightly different
guidelines for their surgical procedures and rehabilitation.ACL
reconstruction is considered a major surgery. It involves
reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament, and extensive
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arthroscopy is considered a minor knee surgery, and can be used to
treat many conditions within the joint. It is minimally invasive, and
the rehabilitation time varies depending on what was actually done
inside the knee.Meniscus
Meniscectomy, or removal of a torn
meniscus. Learn more about this very common arthroscopic procedure.Meniscus
Meniscus repair involves using
sutures or tacks to repair the meniscus. Learn more about this knee
This surgery is used to treat lateral
patellar tilt and patella femoral compression syndrome.