Knee Treatments

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Revision Meniscus Repair

Why does a Meniscus Repair Fail? The meniscus is located between the femur (thighbone) and the tibia (shinbone), helping to stabilize the knee joint and to evenly distribute forces within the knee. A meniscus tear can occur during movements that forcefully rotate the knee while weight bearing, commonly seen in the athletic population. A [...]

Revision Meniscus Repair

Revision ACL Reconstruction

What is a Revision ACL Reconstruction? The ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) is the most commonly torn ligament in the knee, often associated with the athletic population. The ACL serves an important role within the knee joint by providing stability during twisting and rotational movements. The ligament also prevents the tibia (shinbone) from moving too [...]

Revision ACL Reconstruction

PCL Reconstruction

What is a PCL Injury?Located inside the knee joint towards the back (posterior) of the knee, the posterior cruciate ligament is responsible for keeping the tibia (shinbone) in alignment with the femur (thighbone). PCL injuries occur when the tibia moves too far backward in relation to the femur, commonly seen during a motor vehicle accident [...]

PCL Reconstruction

Knee Ligaments Surgery

What is Multiple Knee Ligament Surgery? When placed under severe trauma, more than one major knee ligament can experience damage. A multi-ligament knee injury is relatively common, typically caused by a sports injury, motor vehicle accident, or a fall from a great height. A multi-ligament knee injury is diagnosed by Dr. Matthew Provencher, orthopedic [...]

Knee Ligaments Surgery

Meniscus Surgery

What is a Meniscus Injury? Located on both the inner and outer portions of the knee, the meniscus is an important structure within the joint responsible for providing a “shock absorbing” function when a patient is performing normal everyday activities and sports activities. The two “c” shaped areas of cartilage, known as the menisci, [...]

Meniscus Surgery

Meniscal Transplantation

What is the Meniscus? Menisci are crucial to knee stability and provide cushioning to the knee joint, as well as distribute weight and stress within the joint. The meniscus is located on the inside and outside of the knee and are “c” shaped cushions of cartilage. When a patient experiences a meniscus injury, they [...]

Meniscal Transplantation

MCL Reconstruction

What is an MCL Injury? The medial collateral ligament (MCL) travels from the femur (thighbone) to the top of the tibia (shinbone) and is critical to stability of the knee joint. Even though patients are more familiar with an ACL injury, MCL injuries account for approximately 24% of all knee injuries. When the MCL [...]

MCL Reconstruction

LCL Repair & Posterolateral Corner Reconstruction

What is an LCL Injury and/or a Posterolateral Corner Injury? The lateral collateral ligament (LCL), otherwise known as the fibular collateral ligament (FCL), helps control sideways motion of the knee joint and protects the knee when it is put under stress in this direction. The LCL can become damaged during a fall or from [...]

LCL Repair & Posterolateral Corner Reconstruction

Knee Osteotomy

What is Knee Arthritis? Millions of Americans suffer from painful knee arthritis and cannot partake in many of the activities they enjoy because of the condition. Arthritis is caused by wearing down (degeneration) of a patient’s articular cartilage from age or an injury to the joint. Articular cartilage does not have the ability to [...]

Knee Osteotomy

Knee Arthroscopy

What is Knee Arthroscopy? Knee arthroscopy is a popular surgical procedure designed to provide patients with a quicker recovery time and less pain compared to traditional open surgery. This minimally invasive technique allows orthopedic surgeons to view the inside of the injured knee joint, diagnose the injury and perform the repair. Arthroscopic knee surgery [...]

Knee Arthroscopy