Millions of Americans live with knee pain, some with such severe discomfort that they can’t walk or move. If this sounds familiar, contact R. Jeff Grondel, MD, for help. As a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Grondel provides the latest operative and nonoperative treatments, using advanced surgical technique and technology at Ridgeline Orthopedics in Idaho Falls, Idaho. You don’t have to put up with debilitating knee pain. Call or request an appointment online today.
Knee surgery is an effective treatment for various injuries and degenerative conditions. For example, you might need surgery to repair acute and chronic overuse injuries like:
At Ridgeline Orthopedics, Dr. Grondel also offers knee surgery to repair or replace joints damaged by osteoarthritis. As the cartilage in your knees wears away, your pain, stiffness, and swelling increase. You might reach the point where less invasive treatments don’t alleviate your symptoms.
Dr. Grondel offers comprehensive exams and consultations before recommending any treatment for knee pain. He reviews your medical history, symptoms, and lifestyle factors during your appointment while examining your knee.
Dr. Grondel may use an imaging study like an X-ray or MRI or a diagnostic procedure such as arthroscopy to examine the inside of your knee in more detail.
If he thinks that knee surgery is the right treatment for you, Dr. Grondel explains your options and answers your questions, helping you make educated and informed choices about your health care.
Dr. Grondel uses minimally invasive surgical techniques to treat knees. While you’re under anesthesia and thoroughly numbed, Dr. Grondel makes a few small incisions in your knee.
Then he uses special surgical instruments to visualize the inside of your knee and perform the necessary repairs. Depending on your needs, he might repair ligaments or cartilage or replace the bones that comprise your knee.
In most cases, you can go home after you recover from the anesthesia, and Dr. Grondel provides aftercare instructions.
You might have some pain and stiffness after your knee surgery. Dr. Grondel will prescribe medication and recommend therapy to reduce pain and ease your recovery if needed.
After surgery, you’ll also have physical therapy to restore your strength and flexibility. Full recovery can take several months. Dr. Grondel will let you know when it’s safe to return to regular activities.
If you’re looking for an expert orthopedic surgeon to perform knee surgery, call R. Jeff Grondel, MD, at Ridgeline Orthopedics, or request an appointment online today.