Professional athletes aren’t the only ones who suffer from knee pain. Injuries to the knee can develop from everyday wear and tear, overuse, injury or simply aging.

Because the knees are the biggest joints in the body, they are also the joint most commonly injured. Although many types of minor knee pain respond well to self-care, our orthopedic knee specialists can determine the best treatment for your condition. From knee replacement to ACL reconstruction, our surgeon practices a wide range of minimally-invasive procedures designed to keep you active. With the advanced medical technology available today, there’s no need to suffer with the limitation of activities caused by deteriorating knees. After a comprehensive evaluation of your condition, we can determine the most effective course of treatment options.

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Knee treatment options at Adventist Health

Now it’s easier than ever to get expert knee care close to home. Our experienced knee surgeons use advanced imaging technology to get an accurate diagnosis and develop the right treatment option for you.

Knee pain and injuries don’t always require surgery. Whenever possible, our team chooses less-invasive treatments first. Our doctor can let you know if you are a candidate for any of these conservative treatments:

  • Bracing: A brace can stabilize a joint to promote proper healing.
  • Joint fluid therapy: Injections that lubricate joints and stimulate the body’s ability to produce joint fluid can relieve pain.
  • Pain and anti-inflammatory medications: Your doctor may prescribe oral or injectable pain medication.
  • Rest/ice/compression/elevation (RICE): At-home modalities that may be used together or alone to reduce inflammation and pain.
  • Alternative treatments: Chiropractic care or acupuncture can be used to alleviate pain.
  • Orthopedic rehabilitation: This includes physical therapy and occupational therapy, as well as other treatments based on your individual needs.

Sometimes surgery is the best way to restore function in the knee. Our orthopedic surgeon is a leader in the latest knee surgeries, including replacement surgery.

Your doctor will work with you to determine which procedure is right for you. Knee surgeries we perform include:

  • Total knee replacement: The entire knee joint is replaced with an artificial component.
  • Partial knee replacement: Also known as knee resurfacing, this less-invasive operation replaces only damaged parts of the knee.
  • Knee arthroscopy: This surgical technique involves inserting a small camera and instruments through a tiny incision to diagnose and treat knee problems
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction: Doctors repair the ACL to alleviate knee pain and restore movement.
  • Meniscus tear surgery: This arthroscopic procedure allows the surgeon to repair the meniscus. Depending on the extent, the surgeon may remove a piece or the whole meniscus.
  • Cartilage repair: This procedure is typically done arthroscopically repairing the existing cartilage.
  • Cartilage growth and implantation: This arthroscopic- procedure is designed to stimulate growth of new cartilage.
  • Fracture fixation: This surgical procedure utilizes screws and plates to stabilize the joint and ensure proper healing of the bones.
  • Tendonitis treatment: Severe tendonitis may result in a series of small tears, requiring a surgical procedure to repair it.
  • Bursitis treatment: This procedure can be performed arthroscopically and involves removal of the bursa.

At Adventist Health Tillamook, we believe that we are truly partners in your care. Education is a large part of that partnership. We educate you about treatment plans in advance, so you always know what to expect.

Our nurse navigator provides in-depth information for all joint replacement patients about how to prepare for surgery as well as what to expect during and after the procedure. We teach you about the different treatment options and what to expect before, during and after surgery.

You’re not alone once your surgery is over. We follow up with you to help prevent complications and ensure a healthy recovery. You’ll work with the same team before and after surgery, so you know exactly who to turn to with any questions or concerns.

Choose the right orthopedic team for your knee

When choosing a surgeon, it’s also important to learn more about the team that supports them and you during your stay. You can have confidence knowing that you are in good hands with our physician assistant and that you will have an advocate with our orthopedic care navigator before, during and after your procedure.

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