Knee injuries and procedures
The knee is one of the largest and most complex joints in the body. A knee injury can keep you from doing day-to-day activities, like walking and even standing upright, without pain.
Undiagnosed knee injuries can worsen over time, causing more pain and greater difficulty with daily activities. It's important to seek help quickly if you are experiencing knee pain or a knee joint issue.
Knee Arthroscopy Surgery
Knee arthroscopy is a common, minimally invasive procedure that is used to diagnose and treat many knee joint problems. The procedure consists of small incisions around the joint. Because the procedure is less invasive than traditional surgery, patients typically experience quicker results and resume daily activities sooner.
Total Knee Replacement Surgery
Total knee replacement is a procedure in which we replace an arthritic knee joint with a knee prosthesis/ artificial joint. Traditionally this procedure is performed in a hospital setting, however at Alexander Orthopaedics, this procedure is often performed in the outpatient setting.
Alexander Orthopaedic Associates is the only orthopedic practice in the Tampa Bay area that specializes in outpatient joint replacement surgery.
ACL & PCL Reconstructive Surgery
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) are crucial to keeping your knee joint in place. They both connect your femur and tibia.
A torn ACL or PCL is typically accompanied with a loud popping sound, severe pain, swelling, and a feeling that your knee "gives way." A torn ACL or PCL is a painful but common injury, and should be treated immediately.
The ACL and PCL reconstruction procedure involves small incisions around the knee and uses your own tissue or donated tissue to restore the affected ligament. Patients are typically able to return home quickly following surgery.
Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction (MPFL)
The medial patellofemoral ligament attaches part of your kneecap (patella) to your femur. When this ligament is injured, your kneecap may start to chronically dislocate. This can be an uncomfortable and painful experience and restrict simple movement like walking or even standing upright.
Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction (MPFL) is an outpatient procedure performed as part of a minimally invasive knee arthroscopy.