Knee Surgery

Preva Surgicare - Imperial Surgery Center

Multi-Specialty Ambulatory Surgery Center located in Houston, TX

As you use your knees every day, you might not think about the tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and bone within the joint that allows them to bend. Damage to any of these components can result in knee pain and immobility. At Preva Surgicare - Imperial Surgery Center in Houston, Texas, the team specializes in minimally invasive and conventional knee surgeries to treat knee damage that doesn’t respond to conservative procedures. To explore knee surgeries and learn how to prepare, call Preva Surgicare - Imperial Surgery Center or schedule an appointment online today.

Knee Surgery Q & A

What is knee surgery?

Knee surgery is the invasive repair of the joints that connect your thighs to your shins and calves. Your knees bear much of your body weight, and their movement allows you to walk, run, jump, skip, stand up, and make other necessary movements. 

Knee pain can interfere with your ability to be physically active. If the damage to your knee is severe enough, you might have trouble standing up or walking altogether. In cases like these, the skilled surgery team at Preva Surgicare - Imperial Surgery Center evaluates all parts of your knee anatomy. 

Joint damage within the knees can affect:

  • Bones
  • Tendons
  • Muscles
  • Ligaments
  • Cartilage

Knee injuries that need surgery can develop very slowly over time because of knee degeneration, or very suddenly because of an acute traumatic injury. 

Which conditions and injuries cause knee pain?

Preva Surgicare - Imperial Surgery Center performs surgery, both minimally invasive and conventional, to treat many common musculoskeletal injuries involving the knee and degenerative conditions that affect the knee joints. 

The team performs a comprehensive physical exam and might use imaging tests to diagnose:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Runner’s knee
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears
  • Medial collateral ligament (MCL) tears
  • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) tears
  • Meniscus tears
  • Kneecap fractures

Preva Surgicare also specializes in diagnosing and treating other lower extremity conditions like hamstring strains and broken femurs. 

Conditions and injuries affecting your legs and knees can result in leg instability, leading to further injuries or even immobility, if you don’t receive the treatment you need. 

Which types of knee surgery and treatment are available?

Preva Surgicare - Imperial Surgery Center provides a full spectrum of conservative treatments and surgeries for knee pain and injuries. They begin your treatment with one or more non-invasive procedures or techniques to give stability to your knee. 

After exhausting non-invasive treatment options like ultrasound-guided corticosteroid injections, hyaluronan injections, physical therapy, and taping or bracing, your provider may recommend knee surgery to make the necessary repairs. Your options for surgery may include:

Knee arthroscopy

Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive form of surgery. To minimize your recovery time and scarring, your surgeon makes small incisions in your knee and uses a real-time camera called an arthroscope to view the inside as they make repairs. 

Knee replacement

During knee replacement surgery, your surgeon removes tissue or bone damage from within your knee and replaces it with biocompatible artificial components, often made of titanium. The name of this surgery is misleading because it doesn’t replace the entire knee joint. 

To learn more about various types of knee surgery to treat wear and tear damage or acute injuries, call Preva Surgicare - Imperial Surgery Center or book an appointment online today.