Knee

Knee

Whether young or mature, suffering from knee pain can be an obstacle to an active lifestyle. OrthoIllinois’ Knee Center offers advanced comprehensive knee care for patients of all ages. From joint replacement for those suffering from advanced arthritis to arthroscopic surgery to repair injuries, we have a skilled orthopedic specialist focused on helping you return to activity.

Our surgeons regularly attend national meetings, conferences, and advanced training to further their knowledge and keep abreast of new developments such as minimally invasive techniques and alternative bearing surfaces.

Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

Injuries or conditions that damage the ligaments, bone, cartilage, and other soft tissues surrounding the knee joint can frequently be repaired with minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery, or “knee scope.” The knee scope is usually an out-patient procedure that offers smaller incisions, earlier rehabilitation, and an earlier return to activity.

Advanced Cartilage Restoration has revolutionized the options now available to patients with joint cartilage damage. Procedures are now available to surgically repair, regenerate, or replace cartilage to relieve pain, delay the onset of arthritis, and delay the need for joint replacement.

Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

  • Fractures and dislocations
  • Torn ligaments and tendons
  • Sprains and strains
  • Sports knee injuries
  • Cartilage damage or loss

Knee Joint Replacement

For more than thirty years, joint replacement surgery has had a profound effect on the quality of life in patients with advanced arthritis. And now, new technologies may offer further benefits to qualifying adults suffering from knee pain. Gender specific knee replacements are designed to address scientifically documented differences between the shape of male and female knees.An advanced focus on perioperative pain management addresses techniques in anesthesia, medication, and non-pharmacological options utilized pre-, during, and post-surgery to secure the most comfortable experience possible for patients.

Our patients typically undergo a program of conservative management prior to surgery that may involve cortisone injections, hyaluronic acid supplementation (Synvisc or Hyalgan), bracing, and physical therapy.

Knee Joint Replacement

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Birth deformity of knee
  • Painful joint replacements
  • Arthritis following an injury
  • Knee pain of unknown cause
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Failed joint replacements