What are the common various types of knee surgery?
If you are suffering with knee pain and surgery is the recommended solution, you may be facing one of the various types of knee replacement procedures. Or, your doctor may recommend arthroscopic surgery to correct chondromalacia of the patella, an ACL tear or a meniscus tear. Learning more about the types of knee surgery will help you understand why the specialist recommends it, what the procedure involves, and the results you may expect.
Dr. Likover, leading knee specialist in Houston, specializes in four different types of knee replacement procedures: a patellofemoral joint replacement, the Oxford partial knee replacement, Signature total knee replacement, and the new XP knee. Trained and highly skilled in each, Dr. Likover performs these and other knee surgeries for patients from around the globe.
What are the types of Arthroscopic Knee Surgeries?
In addition to the various types of other knee surgeries, Dr. Likover specializes in arthroscopic surgery to correct an ACL tear, meniscus tear, or chondromalacia of the patella. If your knee cap is out of line, has been for most of your life, and nonsurgical methods of reducing the inflammation no longer keep the condition from worsening, or you just cannot stand the pain any longer, your surgeon may recommend a type of knee surgery that involves arthroscopic smoothing of the kneecap and lateral release, a relatively easy surgical procedure to correct chondromalacia of the patella.
If you feel like your knee popped out or a bone in your knee moved, and your knee is painful and swollen, you may have a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament. Left untreated, the knee will likely remain unstable. There is also about an 80% chance you will suffer significant secondary problems.
An ACL tear is a common sports injury, and specialists typically recommend active individuals undergo ACL surgery to correct the problem. A sports team doctor for more than three decades, Dr. Likover knows how important correction of an ACL injury is to an athlete. The arthroscopic anterior cruciate reconstruction procedure he developed is generally performed as an outpatient procedure, with the patient walking on crutches immediately after surgery.
Your Knee Specialist in Houston for Multiple Types of Knee Surgeries
Whatever your knee needs – whether it is one of the various types of knee replacement, another type of knee surgery, or diagnosis and treatment of a knee condition not mentioned, you can feel confident Dr. Likover is the highly trained, skilled and experienced knee specialist you need to provide it. Click on one of the links above to read more about the various knee surgeries and conditions they treat. You can also schedule an appointment online.