Chapman Orthopedic Institute in Orange County provides surgical and non-surgical treatment options for various knee conditions and knee injuries. If you are suffering from any of the conditions listed below, then please do not hesitate to speak with one of our Board Certified physicians to discuss what treatment option is right for you.
Knee Conditions We Handle
The "ACL" is the anterior cruciate ligament. This ligament can be injured when it stretches beyond its normal range of motion or tears (partially or completely). The ACL is located in the knee.
The "MCL" is the medial collateral ligament located inside the knee. The function of this particular ligament is to keep the knee from bending backward.
The "PCL" is the posterior cruciate ligament which is situated on the backside of the knee. The PCL and other ligaments connect the femur to the shin bone.
The meniscus is cartilage inside of the knee that acts as a shock absorber. Forcefully twisting the knee can result in a torn meniscus, which is actually one of the most common types of knee injuries.
Arthritis of the Knee
A person can suffer from any one of three types of knee arthritis: osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and post-traumatic arthritis.
Chapman Orthopedic Institute Knee Treatments
Arthroscopy of the Knee
With the use of a small surgical camera device called an arthroscope, doctors can diagnose and treat some of the knee conditions listed above.
Knee Replacement Surgery
Some severe knee injuries require knee replacement. There are various types and brands of knee replacement implants, some are made of metal, some plastic and some polymers.