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Knee Treatments

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Dr. Jason Hurbanek provides a variety of knee treatments which include, but are not limited to:

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
  • Cartilage Injury Treatments – Microfracture, autologus chondrocyte implantation (ACI) and Osteochondrial Allograft
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Repair/Reconstruction
  • Knee Microfracture Repair
  • Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction
  • Meniscal Tear Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Nonoperative Knee Arthritis Treatment
  • Nonoperative Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Injury Treatment
  • Nonoperative Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Injury Treatment
  • Nonoperative Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injury Treatment
  • PCL Reconstruction
  • Proximal Hamstring Avulsion Repair
  • QuadPatellar Tendon Repair
  • Revision Knee Surgery
  • Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy and MPFL Reconstruction
  • Total Knee Replacement

ACL Reconstruction Surgery

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is surgery to reconstruct the torn ligament of your knee with a tissue graft. Anterior cruciate ligament is one of the four major ligaments of the knee that connects the femur (thigh bone) to the tibia (shin bone) and helps stabilize the knee joint. Ligaments are tough, nonstretchable fibers that hold your bones together. Anterior cruciate ligament prevents excessive forward movement of the lower leg bone (tibia) in relation to the thigh bone (femur) as well as limits rotational movements of the knee.

Arthroscopic Meniscal Repair

Meniscus tear is the commonest knee injury in athletes, especially those involved in contact sports. A sudden bend or twist in your knees causes meniscal tear. This is a traumatic meniscus tear. Elderly people are more prone to degenerative meniscal tears as the cartilage wears out and weakens with age. The two wedgeshape cartilage pieces present between the thighbone and the shinbone are called meniscus. They stabilize the knee joint and act as “shock absorbers”.

Medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction

Medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction is a surgical procedure indicated in patients with more severe patellar instability. Medial patellofemoral ligament is a band of tissue that extends from the femoral medial epicondyle to the superior aspect of the patella.

LCL reconstruction

Lateral collateral ligament (LCL) is a thin set of tissues present on the outer side of the knee, connecting the thighbone (femur) to the fibula (side bone of lower leg). It provides stability as well as limits the sidewise rotation of the knee.

Patella Tendon Repair

Patella tendon rupture is the rupture of the tendon that connects the patella (knee cap) to the top portion of the tibia (shin bone). The patellar tendon works together with the quadriceps muscle and the quadriceps tendon to allow your knee to straighten out.

Posterior Cruciate Ligament reconstruction

Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), one of four major ligaments of the knee is situated at the back of the knee. It connects the thighbone (femur) to the shinbone (tibia). The PCL limits the backward motion of the shinbone.

Medial Collateral Ligament Reconstruction

Medial collateral ligament (MCL) is one of the four major ligaments of the knee that connects the femur (thigh bone) to the tibia (shin bone) and is present on the inside of the knee joint.

Articular Cartilage Injury and Repair

Articular or hyaline cartilage is the tissue lining the surface of the two bones in the knee joint. Cartilage helps the bones move smoothly against each other and can withstand the weight of the body during activities such as running and jumping.

Knee Microfracture Repair

Microfracture is a surgical procedure used for cartilage restoration. Cartilage restoration is a surgical procedure where orthopedic surgeons stimulate the growth of new cartilage tissue and restore the normal function.

Proximal Hamstring Avulsion

Hamstring injuries are common in athletes who participate in sports activities such as track, soccer, and basketball that involve running. The three hamstring muscles namely semitendinosus, semimembranosus and biceps femoris are at the back of the thigh and helps you bend (flex) your knee and extend your leg.

Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy

Tibial tubercle osteotomy is a surgical procedure which is performed along with other procedures to treat patellar instability, patellofemoral pain, and osteoarthritis.

Knee Arthroscopy

Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that allows doctors to examine tissues inside the knee. It is often performed to confirm a diagnosis made after a physical examination and other imaging tests such as MRI, CT or Xrays.

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