If a torn meniscus or arthritis in your knee is limiting what you can do, it may be time to discuss your options for surgery. At his Toledo, Ohio, orthopedic practice, board-certified surgeon, Nabil Ebraheim, MD, offers innovative diagnostics on-site to better understand your condition. Depending on your needs, Dr. Ebraheim can recommend conservative and surgical treatments to alleviate chronic pain and enhance your overall mobility. Find out more about your options for knee surgery by scheduling a consultation online or by phone today. You can also visit the center as a walk-in for diagnostic testing for knee pain.
There are several conditions that affect the knee, which may require surgical repair. Dr. Ebraheim may recommend knee surgery when other treatments aren’t effective in relieving your pain or limited mobility when you have issues like:
You may also be a candidate for knee replacement surgery if you have severe damage to your knee joint from disease or injury.
After a careful assessment of your condition, Dr. Ebraheim can determine if surgery is right for you. He offers both minimally invasive and open surgeries for repairing knee damage and restoring your joint health.
Minimally invasive surgery requires only small incisions to access the damaged area of your knee.
Dr. Ebraheim uses specialized surgical equipment with an attached camera that sends real-time images of the internal structures of your knee to an external monitor. He watches this monitor as he makes necessary repairs to your knee.
A common type of minimally invasive surgery is known as arthroscopy. Dr. Ebraheim uses this technique to complete a variety of knee surgeries, including:
Dr. Ebraheim may also use arthroscopic techniques to replace parts or all of your knee joint in a knee replacement surgery.
Knee replacement surgery is often a treatment option to address severe damage to the knee joint, usually due to trauma or advanced arthritis.
This type of procedure is usually a last resort for addressing chronic pain and improving your long-term mobility. Dr. Ebraheim can assess your knee’s health to determine if knee replacement surgery is right for you.
During knee replacement surgery, Dr. Ebraheim removes part or all of the bones that make up your knee joint and replaces them with durable, artificial devices that work just like your natural joint.
Following a replacement surgery, you will need rehabilitation and physical therapy to regain function in your knee. However, this type of surgery can provide many years or even a lifetime of relief from chronic knee pain and limited mobility.
If you have chronic knee pain that isn’t getting better with home care, don’t delay a diagnostic appointment with Dr. Ebraheim. You can book an appointment online or by phone today, or visit the center as a walk-in to learn more.