The Knee Surgeon

Total knee replacement

Total knee replacement, also known as total knee arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure in which a damaged or worn-out knee joint is replaced with an artificial joint, known as a prosthetic implant. This procedure is typically performed to alleviate severe pain and improve the overall function of the knee joint when other treatments, such as […]

PCL reconstruction

PCL reconstruction is a surgical procedure performed to repair or reconstruct the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) in the knee. The PCL is one of the four major ligaments in the knee joint, and it plays a critical role in stabilizing the knee by preventing the tibia (shin bone) from moving too far backward relative to […]

Osteochondritis Dissecans

Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) refers to a condition in which a portion of the bone and the overlying cartilage, typically in a joint, undergoes a process of degeneration and may eventually become detached. This condition most commonly affects the knee joint, especially the femoral condyles (the rounded end of the thigh bone), but it can also […]

Articular Cartilage Treatment / Early Arthritis

Microfracture is a surgical technique used to treat articular cartilage defects in joints. It is most commonly employed for small to medium-sized defects and is often performed arthroscopically, which involves using small incisions and a tiny camera (arthroscope) to guide the procedure. Here’s how microfracture works: Over time, the blood clot is gradually replaced by […]

Medial Patellofemoral ligament reconstruction

Medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction is a surgical procedure performed to address instability and recurrent dislocation of the patella (kneecap). The MPFL is a crucial ligament that helps stabilize the patella and prevent it from dislocating laterally (toward the outside of the knee). When this ligament is damaged or stretched, it can lead to recurrent […]

Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation

Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (ACI) is an advanced surgical procedure used to treat larger articular cartilage defects in joints. It aims to repair the damaged cartilage by introducing healthy cartilage cells from the patient’s own body. ACI is particularly suitable for larger defects that are not effectively treated by simpler methods like microfracture. ACI offers several […]

ACL (anterior cruciate ligament)

ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injuries are a type of knee injury that occurs when the ACL, one of the four major ligaments in the knee joint, is torn or damaged. The ACL connects the thighbone (femur) to the shinbone (tibia) and helps to stabilize the knee joint. ACL injuries often occur during sports that involve […]

A revision total knee replacement

A revision total knee replacement, also known as a revision TKR, is a surgical procedure performed to replace a previously implanted artificial knee joint with a new one. This procedure is typically considered when a primary total knee replacement (TKR) has failed, often due to wear and tear, infection, component loosening, implant instability, or other […]

Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (ACl)

Autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) is a surgical procedure used to treat cartilage defects in the knee joint. The procedure involves removing a small amount of healthy cartilage cells (chondrocytes) from the patient’s knee, which are then grown in a laboratory culture for several weeks. Once the chondrocytes have grown, they are implanted into the patient’s […]

Arthroscopic Microfracture Surgery

Microfracture surgery is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that is used to treat knee conditions such as cartilage damage and osteoarthritis. The procedure involves creating small holes in the bone beneath the damaged area of cartilage, which allows new cartilage to grow and fill in the damaged area. During the procedure, the surgeon uses a […]