The knee contains menisci and ligaments that support and protect the joint and are cushions between the thigh bone and lower bones on the leg. These areas are subject to injury, and be compromised with a simple twisting motion or during an athletic event. The meniscus can be torn with a rotational injury without falling. Major ligaments (ACL and MCL) of the knee can also be injured when falling, twisting, or running.
When you’ve sustained a knee injury, playing sports may be the least of your concerns, as even just walking can become difficult and painful. As the best orthopedic knee surgeons in New Orleans, the team at Jefferson Orthopedic Clinic has been providing expert treatment for knee pain for 41 years and counting. With same-day appointments and a commitment to compassionate care, the orthopedic knee specialists at Jefferson Orthopedic can help you find the relief you need.
Whether you’re looking for minimally-invasive treatment for damaged cartilage in knees or total knee reconstruction surgery, you’ve found the right place. To schedule your first appointment with the top knee replacement surgeons in Louisiana, call or use our online scheduling tool below.
At Jefferson Orthopedic Clinic, our board-certified knee pain doctors treat a wide range of knee conditions and injuries. Using our minimally-invasive approach, we help patients to regain the freedom to move their knees without pain or discomfort, ultimately allowing them to return to their lives as normal.
Some of the most common conditions we treat include:
While many knee injuries can be treated with braces, physical therapy and anti-inflammatory medication, persistent pain or significant damage to these structures could require surgical repair. Two of the cutting-edge techniques we use include:
The knee replacement specialists at Jefferson Orthopedic Clinic perform:
In osteoarthritis (“wear-and-tear” arthritis), this cartilage cap breaks down. When this happens, the bones of your joint scrape together abnormally. People with osteoarthritis generally have less hyaluronic acid in their joints than they should. All of this causes symptoms like pain, stiffness, and swelling. The idea behind viscosupplementation is that replacing this hyaluronic acid may help reduce symptoms.
During viscosupplementation treatment for arthritis, hyaluronic acid is injected into your joint. This thick fluid may help reduce pain and swelling in your arthritic joint (most commonly, your knee).
The bones that make up your joints usually have a cap of cartilage on their ends. This cartilage helps make sure that your bones move smoothly against each other. This cartilage has a fluid coating that contains hyaluronic acid. This works like a lubricant and shock absorber in your joint.
Your doctor may first inject a numbing medicine into the space around your knee joint and possibly drain any fluid that is causing the joint to swell. Then, they will inject hyaluronic acid into the space inside your joint.
The team at Jefferson Orthopedic Clinic wants to make it as easy as possible for patients to get the top-quality care they need. Just schedule your appointment using our online tool. If you’re more comfortable talking to our friendly, knowledgeable staff, give us a call at