Cartilage Injury TreatmentMany cartilage injury conditions can be treated through conservative methods, but some may require surgery to effectively relieve pain and restore function to the joint. Your doctor will decide which type of treatment is best for you after a thorough evaluation of your condition. Contact Us Today
Knee Cartilage Injury Treatment in Wayne, Englewood, and Paramus, New Jersey
Knee cartilage injuries are one of many reasons for chronic knee pain and a major source of mobility issues in individuals of all ages. This type of injury occurs when the rubbery tissue that acts as a cushion between the joints wears thin or becomes damaged. At High Mountain Orthopedics, our doctors work to identify the source of your pain and to offer a treatment plan that works.
What Is A Cartilage Injury?
Just like other joints in the body, the knees contain a type of cartilage or connective tissue that acts as a shock absorber when you walk, jump and run. This cartilage can become injured as the result of a traumatic injury, arthritis or repeated use. In some cases, the cartilage injury may be the result of a prior injury that didn’t heal correctly and one that causes no symptoms at first. Regardless of the type of cartilage injury you have, High Mountain Orthopedics can help identify the source and get you on the path to healing.
Identifying Knee Cartilage Injuries
Our doctors at High Mountain start by examining your knee for any noticeable signs of injury. It’s not always easy to diagnose the problem without diagnostic testing, because many knee problems can show similar symptoms. After the physical exam, our doctors may order an MRI to get detailed images of the inside of the knee. In some cases, we may perform arthroscopy, which uses a tube-like instrument that is inserted into the knee to examine and repair the joint. Arthroscopy usually helps us determine the extent of the damage to the knee so we can work with you to decide what to do next.
Types Of Knee Cartilage Injury Treatment Procedures
Once the underlying cause is determined, we offer several treatment options to help relieve your knee pain and get you back on your feet. These methods include:
- ACL Tear and Reconstruction Procedures: Reconstructive surgery involves removing the torn piece of ligament and replacing it with a part of a tendon from another part of the knee or from a deceased donor. Our experienced physicians have performed this procedure successfully many times.
- Knee Replacement: When extreme pain and weakness of the knee is caused by arthritis, our physicians may need to perform a complete knee replacement. This is usually done as a last resort after conventional methods like ice packs, pain medications and elevating the knee fail to work.
- Revision Knee Replacements: In some cases, a knee replacement wears out or fails to work and must be replaced with a new prosthesis. While this surgery is generally more complicated than the initial procedure, our team of doctors is qualified to help you get through the treatment from start to finish.
If you have been suffering from knee pain and aren’t sure what to do, our caring staff members and doctors at High Mountain Orthopedic can help. We take the time to completely diagnose the source of your pain, so we know exactly what treatment methods are appropriate. Contact us 24 hours a day, seven days a week at (973) 595-7779 to schedule an appointment for an initial consultation or to arrange to meet with someone in our physical therapy department. You can also use our online contact form to make an inquiry after hours or if you prefer to be contacted by email.
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