The knee is the biggest and strongest joint in your body, but it’s also one of the most easily injured. Board-certified orthopedic surgeon Aleksandr Khaimov, DO, provides surgical and nonsurgical treatment for various knee conditions at Quality Orthopedics and Complete Joint Care, P.C. in Forest Hills, New York. For expert knee care, call or book an appointment online today.
All of these structures are vulnerable to injuries and illnesses that cause knee pain. At Quality Orthopedics and Complete Joint Care, Dr. Khaimov treats many problems that affect the knee, including:
Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis to affect the knee. This condition involves wear-and-tear damage to your knee’s cartilage.
Two special pieces of cartilage (menisci) provide cushioning and stability inside your knee joint. Meniscus tears can happen suddenly during sports or they may result from degenerative damage over time.
ACL tears are among the most common sports injuries to affect the knee. The ACL is one of four main ligaments in your knee. This ligament can become stretched or torn during common sports movements, like stopping suddenly and changing direction (cutting).
Knee injuries that occur during sports often involve damage to more than one part of the knee. For example, meniscus tears and ACL tears often happen together. Other sports injuries that affect the knee include fractures, tendonitis, and sprains.
After he carefully examines your knee and diagnoses your condition, Dr. Khaimov recommends the best course of treatment. Nonsurgical treatments for knee pain include:
Depending on your specific condition and activity level, nonsurgical treatment may be all you need.
Dr. Khaimov always uses the most conservative treatment possible. He may recommend surgery if:
If surgery is necessary, Dr. Khaimov uses minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques whenever possible. Knee arthroscopy is a common treatment for meniscus tears and ACL tears. Advanced cases of knee arthritis may require open surgery, such as a total knee replacement.
To find relief from knee pain, call Quality Orthopedics and Complete Joint Care or book an appointment online today.