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Knee Pain

Our board-certified orthopedic surgeons at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Group in Spring, Texas, offer the full spectrum of treatments for knee pain, from physical therapy to minimally invasive surgery.

Common Causes of Knee Pain

Knee pain can be caused by injuries, mechanical problems, arthritis, and other conditions. Among the most common causes are general wear and tear, a sprained or strained knee ligament or muscle, torn cartilage, tendonitis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.

Treatments for Knee Pain

Initial treatments for knee pain include medication to alleviate symptoms as well as treatment for underlying problems such as rheumatoid arthritis or gout. Physical therapy is commonly used to strengthen the muscles around the knee and increase stability. Your doctor or physical therapist will recommend an exercise regimen based on the condition causing the pain. 

In some cases, your doctor may suggest injecting medication directly into your joint. Examples include:

  • Corticosteroids to alleviate pain and inflammation
  • Hyaluronic acid to provide a natural lubrication that improves mobility and reduces pain
  • Platelet-rich plasma to reduce inflammation and promote healing in an injured knee joint

Our Advanced Surgical Procedures for Knee Pain

Severe knee pain that does not improve with non-invasive treatments can be the result of several conditions treatable with advanced surgical procedures. Our highly skilled orthopedic surgeons perform the following procedures:

  • Total Knee Replacement: a procedure that replaces a diseased or damaged knee joint with an artificial one made of materials like metal and plastic
  • Partial Knee Replacement: a procedure that replaces or resurfaces only the damaged portion of the knee joint 
  • Revision Knee Replacement: a procedure involving the replacement of either a part or all of an old knee prosthesis with a new one
  • Knee Implants: artificial devices that form the essential parts of the knee joint during a knee replacement surgery
  • Correction of a Failed Knee Replacement: a partial or complete exchange of the prostheses that were implanted during the original total knee replacement with new prostheses
  • Correction of a Loose Knee Replacement: reoperation of a total knee replacement to correct a loosened prosthesis as a result of wear and tear of the prosthetic joint surfaces
  • Correction of a Painful Knee Replacement: procedure to resolve a painful knee condition and loss of motion arising out of a damaged or worn out prosthesis
  • Meniscal Surgery: a surgical procedure employed for the treatment of torn or damaged meniscus tissues in the knee
  • Quadriceps Tendon Repair: the surgical repair of a thick tissue located at the top of the kneecap that works with the quadriceps muscles to allow the leg to straighten

Get in touch today to discover your treatment options.

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