Knee arthritis is a painful condition that can reduce your range of motion, limit your mobility, and drastically reduce your quality of life. Activities that may have once seemed effortless, such as climbing a flight of stairs, might seem too difficult to manage when you’re suffering from osteoarthritis. The good news is that this form of knee arthritis, often called “wear and tear arthritis,” can usually be managed with a combination of the non-surgical treatments offered at Tampa Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group.
Our orthopaedic and sports medicine doctors have years of experience treating patients with knee arthritis in Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and the surrounding areas. We offer a broad range of minimally invasive treatments, including hyaluronic acid injections like Hyalgan to help facilitate joint lubrication and cortisone injections to reduce joint inflammation. If our knee doctor determines that surgical treatment offers you the best chance for restored mobility, we offer the following procedures:
- Knee arthroscopy – This is a minimally invasive procedure aimed at removing any pieces of torn cartilage that have developed as a result of arthritis. Not all patients will be candidates for a knee scope, and this procedure is often reserved for younger individuals, athletes, and people who have minimal joint cartilage deterioration.
- Knee arthroplasty – During this joint replacement surgery, the surgeon will remove the degenerated portions of the joint (bone and cartilage) and replace them with metal or plastic implants that mimic the knee’s natural movements. This procedure may be recommended for older patients with severely degenerated joints.
To learn more about the treatments for knee arthritis available at Tampa Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group, please contact us today to schedule a consultation with our orthopaedist or our sports medicine doctor. We proudly serve patients throughout Tampa, Riverview, Bradenton, Lakeland, and all of the surrounding areas.