Knee Conditions And Treatments
Knee pain is very common and can occur in people of all ages. It can make even the simplest activities in life seem difficult, from participating in sports to getting up from a chair and walking.
At PinnacleHealth, our knee experts take a multidisciplinary approach to treating a wide range of conditions, including:
- Ligament or muscle damage
- Cartilage erosion
- ACL or MCL injuries
If you are living with chronic knee pain, we can help. We will diagnose your condition and devise a treatment plan that may first include nonsurgical options such as rest, physical therapy, injections or over-the-counter medications to relieve pain and inflammation. But if your symptoms persist or get worse, surgical intervention or even a total knee replacement may be the best option.
Experts In Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques
At PinnacleHealth, we specialize in minimally invasive surgical techniques that decrease pain and recovery time. Most of our procedures are laparoscopic and/or use robotic capabilities, resulting in smaller incisions and minimal blood loss and scarring.
As a knee replacement patient, you also have the option to receive a femoral nerve block, an advanced anesthetic injected near a nerve prior to surgery to manage pain.
Types of surgical procedures for the knee include:
- Diagnostic exploration
- Meniscus repair
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction
- Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction
Number One In Total Joint Replacement Surgery
PinnacleHealth performs more joint replacement surgeries than any other hospital in the state. What does that mean for you? Our expert surgeons use the most advanced surgical techniques and achieve more successful results—allowing you a faster recovery so you can get back to normal activity sooner.
For more information or help locating an orthopedic specialist close to you, call the PHoneLine contact center at (717) 231-8900 to speak with one of our customer service representatives.