Are you looking for leading edge orthopedic care in Houston?
Considered one of the best orthopedic surgeons in Houston, Texas, Dr. Likover brings advanced treatment options to those suffering with knee, hip, and shoulder problems.
Which Knee Treatment Option Is Right For Me?
Most people with knee pain do not know what kind of knee doctor they need to see unless they have been previously diagnosed as to what is wrong with them. Individuals don’t know whether to see a sports medicine doctor or a knee replacement doctor.
Doctor Likover provides the full range of knee diagnostic services and treatments, including including oral medication, injection therapy, and various types of arthroscopic or replacement surgery.
Dr. Likover will not refer you to another doctor for a knee scope procedure if that is what you need, or a replacement if that is what you need.
Dr. Likover does viscosupplementation injection which has been highly promoted in newspaper ads. The drug injected is known as Hyalgan, Synvisc, Euflexa, Orthovisc, Durolane, Supartz and Monovisc.
Zilretta Cortisone Injection
More importantly, cortisone has been shown to be generally more effective than viscosupplementation. Zilretta is a new type of long-acting cortisone injection that appears to be more effective than regular cortisone injection. Dr. Likover performs Zilretta injection on a regular basis.
It contains extended-release capsules of cortisone that dissolve slowly over three months. Zilretta is expensive. Insurance pre-certification is required in most cases. Medicare plus a secondary insurer automatically covers it.
Partial & Total Knee Replacement
However, if your case is advanced and you are in the category of needing a partial or total knee replacement, Dr. Likover is ready to help you eliminate your pain and become active again.
A whole, or total, knee replacement may not be necessary for you. We believe in exploring all options available, including advanced partial knee replacement procedures.
If you are sure you need a total replacement, you should have a Signature custom total knee replacement.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation, and let’s
discuss all your options.