Conditions Of The Knee
Knee Pain may be caused by an acute injury or can be related to chronic degeneration or arthritis. Symptoms of knee abnormalities include pain with weight bearing, stiffness with bending, or weakness or instability with walking. Such conditions can seriously limit daily functioning.
Causes Of Knee Pain
Acute knee injuries can involve either the meniscus (cushioning structures) or the ligaments (supporting structures) of the joint. This can unfortunately accelerate arthritis and other chronic degenerative conditions of the knee, such as meniscus (cartilage) degeneration, bursitis, and knee tendinitis among others.
Diagnosing The Cause Of Your Knee Pain
The most important aspect of treating a knee condition is forming an accurate diagnosis. Dr. Koppel has a great deal of experience in diagnosing and treating knee conditions. The most important issue is determining if the cause is internally within the joint, or externally involving the supporting ligaments. MRI, Ultrasound, and other diagnostic modalities are utilized to find what structure is causing the problem.
Treating Your Knee Pain
Treatment can involve both conventional and regenerative modalities. Most patients have trialed anti-inflammatory medications, rest, and physical therapy. Regenerative therapies can aid in healing of acute injuries such as ligament and meniscus tears, and reverse chronic conditions such as osteoarthritis and loss of normal cartilaginous structure within the joint.
An array of treatment options are available for our patients, depending upon the condition, which includes:
- Platelet Rich Plasma
- Stem Cell Grafts
Please fill out our consultation form or give us a call to see what treatment options will be best for you.