Knee Injury Treatment
Cypress, TX | The Woodlands, TX | Houston, TX
When people seek orthopedic care from KSF Orthopaedic Center of North Houston, often, it is because they’ve had knee injuries. It is a common type of injury seen in athletes and non-athletes and can hinder you in simple day-to-day activities. Our practice’s knee specialists have years of experience and skill in providing our patients with quality knee treatment and therapy. The next time you have any pain in your knee, give KSF Orthopaedic Center a call at (281) 440-6960, and we’ll book you in as soon as we possibly can.
Knee Injuries We Treat
Because of how the knee is built, unfortunately, there are several ways it can be injured, including normal wear and tear as you age. Our doctors have all the latest knowledge in treatment techniques. You’re sure to get quality services here at our state-of-the-art facility, including physical therapy and other orthopedic treatments for your knee injuries.
Should you have a badly damaged knee joint, then a knee replacement may be something to consider. Our knee surgeons can safely and effectively relieve your knee pain from arthritis and other degenerative joint diseases by replacing your knee with an artificial one. After you’ve healed from a knee replacement, we strongly suggest you come in for physical therapy so you can strengthen your joint and learn to walk without pain.
If you’re an athlete, then you may be familiar with ACL injuries. These are tears in a critical ligament that can have a huge impact on your sports career; you need an orthopedic surgeon who knows what they’re doing. Thankfully, KSF Orthopaedic Center has a team of physicians and surgeons who can properly diagnose and treat your ACL injuries based on your age and activity level. Reconstruction surgery is usually recommended if you want to continue having good mobility in your knee to twist and pivot. Like with a knee replacement, it is strongly suggested that you see an orthopedic doctor for physical therapy after you have healed.
If you’re an athlete, you’ve probably heard of an MCL injury. Your medial collateral ligament (MCL) is a band of tissue running along the inner edge of your knee that connects your shin and thigh bones. It ensures your knee is stable when you move. So, if you take a hard hit to the side of your knee or your knee is twisted out too far, this can result in an MCL injury with it is stretched, strained, or torn. Sometimes a popping sound will occur when the damage takes place. Symptoms of an MCL injury include swelling, pain, and tenderness along the inside edge of your knee. It may cause your knee to lurch to the side when you move, or your knee may feel loose and wobble. It may be difficult to walk or put pressure on your injured knee.
A PCL injury is similar to an ACL injury. Your posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) connects your thigh bone (femur) to your shin bone (tibia). Your PCL can tear, although larger and more robust than your ACL. Causes of a PCL injury can include striking your knee against a dashboard during a car accident, or if you’re an athlete, falling on your knee while it’s bent. Symptoms of a PCL injury may include swelling, knee pain, difficulty walking or bearing weight on your knee, or a wobbly sensation in your knee. Over time, a PCL injury can lead to osteoarthritis in your knee.
Your meniscus is a piece of cartilage in your knee that helps cushion and stabilizes your knee joint while protecting your bones from wear-and-tear. When you fall and twist your knee, it can cause a meniscus tear that can be quite painful and debilitating. Meniscus tears are common among athletes in contact sports, such as football, or in sports requiring many jumping movements, such as volleyball or soccer. Because your meniscus weakens with age, older athletes are especially prone to meniscus tears. A meniscus tear’s symptoms include a popping sensation when the injury occurs, followed by swelling and pain in your knee. Difficulty bending and straightening your leg and a tendency for your knee to feel like it’s stuck or in a “locked up” position can also occur.
Three main types of arthritis can affect your knees: osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and post-trauma arthritis. Aches and pains that affect you throughout the day, but especially in the morning and after sitting for some time, may indicate that you have arthritis in your knees. Along with orthopedic therapy, you can alleviate the stiffness and pain with over-the-counter pain relievers and even anti-inflammatory injections if we deem it necessary.
If noninvasive measures don’t work, then a knee replacement surgery may be the next step. Our surgeons at KSF Orthopaedic Center are capable of surgically removing arthritis from your knee by replacing the damaged cartilage and bone with a new metal or plastic joint surface. If you would like to relieve pain and regain mobility, speak to us today. You have choices regarding knee pain and diseases and the various treatment options available here in Houston, TX; Cypress, TX; The Woodlands, TX and nearby areas.
Dr. Stewart Michael Dean is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon. He attended medical school at the University of Texas at Houston, where he was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the Medical Honor Society. He then completed a five-year residency at the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio. He is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. His interest in medicine and his desire to use his hands led him to orthopedic surgery. “I’ve always been active in sports,” Dr. Dean says. “I played football in high school and college and was lucky enough not to have any major injury. I enjoy taking care of people who are active and trying to get them back to full activities. Orthopedic surgery allows me to use my knowledge and hands to help patients get better.
Dr. Michael George is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, where he also played linebacker on the football team. Dr. George then earned his medical degree at Case Western Reserve University. He later completed his Orthopedic Surgery residency training at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. George obtained additional fellowship training in Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at Vanderbilt University. He gained extensive experience in advanced shoulder and knee surgery. Dr. George was one of Houston’s first doctors to earn the Subspecialty Certification in Orthopedic Sports Medicine.
Dr. Michael George specializes in orthopedic sports medicine and advanced arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and knee. Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair and shoulder stabilization, distal biceps tendon repair, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and multi-ligament knee reconstruction, total shoulder and total knee replacement are procedures Dr. George performs. He sees patients at the Willowbrook and Springwoods Village office locations in Houston.