Many millions of people across the United States experience knee pain caused by either acute injury or chronic conditions like arthritis. If you’re struggling with knee pain, Michael Hannon, MD, at Hannon Orthopedics in Beverly Hills, California, can help. Dr. Hannon and his team offer comprehensive treatments for knee pain, including physical therapy, PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injections, and extracorporeal pulse activation technology (EPAT). They also excel at minimally invasive arthroscopy and total joint replacement surgery. For relief from your knee pain, call Hannon Orthopedics today or book an appointment online.
Your knees are your largest joints and are more likely to be injured than any other bony structure in your body, except your spine.
Knee injuries are a common cause of knee pain. They’re especially common in athletes of all disciplines. Active people who like to push their limits often put excessive strain on their knees that can lead to problems like:
ACL (anterior cruciate ligament), MCL (medial collateral ligament), and PCL (posterior cruciate ligament) tears in the knee are often caused by sudden twisting movements or a direct impact on the joint. Ligament injuries are common in football and hockey players.
The meniscus is a section of cartilage in the knee joint that can tear under extreme strain.
Patellar dislocation, patellar tendinitis, and patella-femoral chondromalacia (softening of your kneecap cartilage) are some common kneecap problems.
Tendinitis from irritation and overuse and torn or ruptured knee tendons are the most common injuries seen.
Among the most common causes of chronic knee pain is osteoarthritis, caused by the gradual wearing down of your knee cartilage.
Initially, the Hannon Orthopedics team uses nonsurgical solutions first to treat knee pain. You could benefit from one or more of several treatments, including:
The team works to get you back to your life and playing sports without pain — and with a reduced risk of re-injury. In cases where nonsurgical methods aren’t providing relief, your doctor at Hannon Orthopedics will discuss surgical options with you.
Where possible, the Hannon Orthopedics team uses minimally invasive arthroscopy to do knee surgery. The arthroscope helps diagnose as well as treat knee problems. Some of the surgeries the team performs using arthroscopy include:
Arthroscopy uses a tiny camera on the end of a flexible tube. Your provider passes miniaturized surgical instruments through the tube. Traditional open knee surgery is more painful, involves a lengthy recovery period, and leaves a large scar. Knee arthroscopy uses tiny incisions and requires far less recovery time.
To learn about available treatments to relieve your knee pain, call Hannon Orthopedics today or book an appointment online.