If you have knee arthritis, a torn meniscus, or a torn ligament, you can have serious pain in addition to mobility issues. Dr. Elman offers non-operative and operative treatments to help you recover and live your life without pain. Call the office or request an online appointment to get knee pain help today.
Knee pain may happen for many reasons, including:
As an experienced orthopedic physician, Dr. Elman has a long history of treating musculoskeletal knee pain using both non-operative and operative solutions.
Dr. Elman performs a focused physical exam to form an initial diagnosis. Imaging tests such as an X-ray, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT) scan, or bone scan may aid in establishing the diagnosis.
Dr. Elman may recommend arthroscopy, a minimally invasive procedure in which he makes a small knee incision to view your inner knee using a small camera.
Knee arthroscopy is one of the most common orthopedic procedure and can help both evaluate and treat numerous knee ailments.
Every pain-causing condition has different treatment options. Dr. Elman offers nonsurgical care where possible, but he’s also a highly skilled orthopedic surgeon who frequently performs all types of knee surgery.
Conservative treatments for knee pain can include ultrasound-guided injections of corticosteroids, hyaluronic acid (viscosupplementation), immobilization devices like braces, and physical therapy.
Dr. Elman may recommend a minimally invasive procedure like arthroscopy for knee problems like meniscus tears and ligament tears. He inserts miniature surgical instruments through a set of tiny incisions and repairs damage while viewing your knee through the miniature camera.
Some knee damage requires open surgery, which means that Dr. Elman makes a larger incision and performs traditional surgery.
If you need a partial or total knee replacement, Dr. Elman may recommend the latest innovation in joint replacement, robotic surgery. With robotic surgery, Dr. Elman uses advanced CT imaging to create a 3D model of your knee. He uses the 3D model and real-time data points for highly precise navigation as he controls a robotic arm that makes bone cuts and optimizes prosthetic implant position.
Dr. Elman carefully assesses your case and then gives you personalized counseling so you can decide the best treatment.