If you experience chronic knee pain and it doesn’t improve with at-home treatments, consider knee surgery. At Andrew D. Pearle, MD, board-certified orthopedic knee surgeon Dr. Pearle and nurse practitioner Emma Jane Smith offer several types of knee surgery, including partial knee replacement, total knee replacement, and robotic knee replacement. To make an appointment on the Upper East Side in New York City, or in White Plains, New York, call the nearest office or book online today.
Knee surgery is a group of orthopedic procedures designed to relieve chronic knee pain caused by injury, arthritis, or another degenerative condition. Most cases of knee pain respond to conservative treatments, like activity modification and anti-inflammatory medication. If your symptoms persist, worsen, or interfere with your quality of life, seek treatment.
Dr. Pearle offers several types of knee surgery, including:
ACL reconstruction is a minimally invasive procedure that repairs a torn or ruptured anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Anyone can experience an ACL injury, but they’re especially common in athletes.
During ACL reconstruction, Dr. Pearle uses a graft made from natural or synthetic material to replace your ACL. He holds the graft in place with two screws that help stabilize your knee joint.
If you have osteoarthritis in only one area of your knee, Dr. Pearle might recommend partial knee replacement. Dr. Pearle performs minimally invasive cementless partial knee replacement. During the procedure, he removes the damaged or diseased portion of your knee and replaces it with a prosthesis. The process is quick, pain-free, and provides lasting relief.
If you have chronic arthritis that results in joint damage, Dr. Pearle might recommend total knee replacement. Total knee replacement is similar to partial knee replacement. The difference is that Dr. Pearle removes your entire knee joint and replaces it with a prosthesis.
Robotic knee replacement is a type of minimally invasive orthopedic surgery that uses a robotic console. The robotic console allows Dr. Pearle to make more precise surgical motions. That reduces the risk of bleeding and infection, allowing for quicker recovery times.
Meniscus surgery is an orthopedic procedure that uses special tools to remove or repair a torn meniscus –– a piece of cartilage in your knee. Meniscus surgery takes about an hour and can help you return to your favorite activities.
The type of knee surgery that will most benefit you depends on several factors, including your age, the severity of your symptoms, and the underlying cause.
After a review of your medical records, a discussion of your symptoms, and a complete physical exam, Dr. Pearle can develop a custom surgical treatment plan.
To see if you’re a candidate for knee surgery, make an appointment at the practice of Andrew W. Pearle, MD, by calling the nearest office or booking online today.