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If knee pain is holding you back, you can count on our orthopedics team for relief.

Healthy knees are required for most everyday activities. Omaha Orthopedics specializes in surgical and non-surgical solutions for knee issues and injuries. We work with everyone from elite athletes to active seniors to accurately diagnosis the issue and create a treatment plan that will accomplish your goals

Care for knee injuries and conditions

We treat a wide range of knee problems, including:

Arthritis

  • Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that affects mostly middle-aged and older adults. It may cause the breakdown of joint cartilage and adjacent bone in the knees.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis causes inflammation of the synovial lining of the joint, causing extra synovial fluid which leads to severe pain and stiffness.

Bursitis

Bursitis is inflammation of bursae (fluid-filled pads) that act as cushions at the joints, occurring most often at joints that perform frequent repetitive motion, like in the hips, shoulders, knees, and elbows.

Fractures

A knee fracture can be any fracture of the kneecap and the bones around the knee, including the tibia (shin bone) and the femur (thigh bone). In some cases, these fractures can be treated with immobilization, but more severe fractures may require surgery.

Ligament injuries and tears

Ligaments are tough bands of tissue that connect the bones in your body. There are four ligaments in the knee that are prone to injury: anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), lateral collateral ligament (LCL), and medial collateral ligament (MCL). Torn or injured ligaments can mean a variety of treatment options from rest to surgery depending on the severity of the tear.

Meniscus tears

A torn meniscus is often caused by a quick twisting motion and results in pain, swelling, and stiffness. It may also be difficult to extend your knee fully. Conservative treatment — such as rest, ice and medication — is sometimes enough to relieve the pain of a torn meniscus and give the injury time to heal on its own. More severe tears require surgical repair.

Tendonitis

Tendinitis is inflammation or irritation of a tendon — the thick fibrous cords that attach muscle to bone — causing pain and tenderness just outside a joint. This can affect shoulders, knees, and elbows and is often caused by repetition of a particular movement over time.

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Knee replacement and revision

When other treatments are no longer working to relieve your joint pain, you may be considering a knee replacement. We provide partial and total knee replacement options, supported by pre- and post-surgery rehabilitation to return you to your regular lifestyle as quickly as possible.

What is knee replacement surgery?
Knee replacement surgery (also called arthroplasty) is one of the most common bone surgeries in the US. During the surgery, metal and plastic parts are used to cap the ends of the bones that form the knee joint and kneecap. Knee replacement surgeries result in dramatic pain reduction and improvement to mobility.
Why might I need knee replacement surgery?

Osteoarthritis, the breakdown of joint cartilage and bone, is the most common problem that leads to knee replacement surgery. This “wear and tear” joint disease mostly affects middle-aged and older adults.

Other forms of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis and arthritis caused by a knee injury, can also lead to degeneration of your knee joint. Fractures, torn cartilage, or torn ligaments also can lead to permanent damage to your knee joint over time.

Learn more about our joint replacement services.

How do I know if I need knee replacement surgery?
The specialists at Omaha Orthopedic Clinic will work with you to determine the best treatment for your knee injury. Although surgery is one option, we often recommend non-surgical options as well.

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Is your knee pain limiting your normal activity?
  • Are you experiencing knee pain while resting during the day or night?
  • Have you been using medication for pain relief, but it’s no longer helping?
  • Does your knee remain swollen even after rest and medications?

If you answered yes to any of these, let’s meet to discuss your injury and the best treatment for you. Contact us to make an appointment.