ORTHOPEDIC SURGEONS LOCATED IN ATLANTA & WOODSTOCK, GA
From sports injuries like meniscus tears to degenerative conditions like arthritis, knee pain affects people of all ages. Board-certified orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist Daniel Nicholson, MD, and the team at Perimeter Orthopaedics, PC in Atlanta and Woodstock, Georgia, diagnose and treat all types of knee pain. Call or book an appointment online today for the most advanced care of knee pain.
Knee Pain Q&A
What causes knee pain?
The skilled team at Perimeter Orthopaedics, PC provides individualized care for a wide range of problems that cause knee pain, including:
- Arthritis of the knee
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears
- Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) tears
- Medial collateral ligament (MCL) tears
- Meniscus tears
- Osteonecrosis of the knee
- Runner’s knee (patellofemoral pain)
- Unstable kneecap
- Bursitis of the knee
- Osgood-Schlatter disease
These conditions can result from sudden trauma, such as a car accident or sports injury, or they may develop slowly and worsen over time.
What tests and procedures diagnose knee pain?
First, your Perimeter Orthopaedics, PC provider reviews your symptoms and medical history. They carefully examine your knee, and check for signs of injury like restricted range of motion. Depending on what they observe, they may take on-site diagnostic tests, such as:
- Computerized tomography (CT) scan
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan
If imaging tests don’t provide enough information about your condition, your surgeon may use a minimally invasive procedure like knee arthroscopy. They insert a pencil-thin camera into a tiny incision, which allows them to look inside your knee. If they find a problem, your surgeon may treat it in the same procedure.
What nonsurgical treatment options are available for knee pain?
The team at Perimeter Orthopaedics, PC uses conservative treatment whenever possible. Nonsurgical treatments for knee pain may include:
- Physical therapy
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
- Viscosupplementation with hyaluronic acid
- Custom orthotics
- Activity modification
They also use regenerative medicine techniques, such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, to treat knee pain.
When would I need surgery for knee pain?
You may need surgery if your condition is severe or if your knee pain persists despite conservative treatment. Athletes who want to return to their sport also often require knee surgery to repair a sports injury.
The team at Perimeter Orthopaedics, PC uses minimally invasive arthroscopy to perform a variety of knee surgeries, including ACL, PCL, and MCL reconstruction as well as meniscus repair.
Severe conditions like advanced arthritis or a complex fracture may require joint replacement surgery. The expert surgeons perform robotic total and partial knee replacements.
To find relief from knee pain, call Perimeter Orthopaedics, PC, or book an appointment online today.
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