Knee Pain Specialist in Kirkland, WA
Dr. Robin Fuchs is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon that specializes in diagnosing and treating the source of knee pain in patients. If you are experiencing unusual or chronic knee pain, please call (425) 823-4000 to schedule an appointment at our orthopedic clinic in Kirkland, WA today!
The knee joint is composed of:
- Three bones that connect at the thighbone (femur), the kneecap (patella), and the shinbone (tibia)
- Four major ligaments on either side of your knee that help keep your knee stable (ACL, LCL, MCL, PCL)
- Two menisci that act as shock absorbers
Most Common Causes of Knee Pain
If you injured your knee and noticed immediate sharp pain, a popping sound, or instability of your knee, you could have strained one of the four major knee ligaments. If you are continuing to experience knee stiffness, knee swelling, popping noises, if you can’t fully extend or flex your knee, or if it is unstable and “gives out” when you walk, contact knee pain specialist, Dr. Robin Fuchs. A knee injury that doesn’t heal on it’s own or with conservative at home treatment may require additional treatment. Knee pain and other symptoms could also be a sign of arthritis, osteoarthritis, or rheumatoid arthritis of the knee.
How to Know When Knee Surgery is Necessary
Sports injuries such as ACL tears, meniscus tears and cartilage injuries are commonly treated with surgery and are best managed in a specialized setting where advanced techniques can be chosen according to each patient’s specific needs. Athletes with acute knee injuries need sports medicine care that can help them return to being active as soon as possible. Minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques can be used to treat most knee injuries.
What Types of Knee Surgery Does Dr. Fuchs Perform?
Learn more about the treatment options for these knee injuries and conditions:
Outpatient Knee Replacement Near Seattle, WA
Knee arthritis is increasing at epidemic rates. The most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Over 600,000 knee replacements were performed in 2010 and the need is projected to be 3,000,000 annually by 2020. Knee replacement is one of the most effective orthopedic surgeries. Minimally invasive surgical techniques, computer navigation, and rapid recovery are now available. They are leading to lower complication rates, improved range of motion, and faster rehabilitation after knee replacement surgery.
Schedule an Appointment for Knee Pain Treatment in Kirkland, WA
If you have experienced an injury resulting in temporary or lasting knee pain, contact Dr. Robin Fuchs to discuss the cause and treatment options available. To schedule an appointment at our orthopedic clinic in Kirkland, WA, please call (425) 823-4000 or request an appointment online.
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