The human body is a remarkable achievement yet we never stop to appreciate it until something goes wrong. Your knee joint, composed of bone, cartilage, ligaments and fluid, is one of the strongest and most intricate joints of your body. It allows for essential everyday functions such as sitting, standing, walking and running. However, its complexity also makes it vulnerable to damage from factors such as:
- Sports injuries
Knee problems are a common occurrence in patients of all ages and given its importance, chronic knee pain can be extremely debilitating, negatively impacting the quality of your life.
At Okanagan Health Surgical Centre, we will always attempt non-surgical procedures for the initial treatment of knee pain such as physical therapy and pain medication. Yet, situations may arise where such efforts fail to provide relief and knee surgery becomes essential. During your initial consultation, our orthopedic specialists will help you determine which surgery is right for you.
Knee arthroscopy is a surgical technique that can diagnose and treat knee joint pain. During the surgery, one of our surgeons will make a minimal incision into which they insert a tiny camera (an arthroscope) into your knee. This will give them a clear view of your joint so that they can investigate any problems and if necessary, correct the issue using the small instruments contained within the arthroscope.
Your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the four important ligaments which holds together your knee joint. Its main function is to provide stability to the knee when it is rotating from side to side. In the event that this ligament is torn or damaged, ACL reconstruction is designed to restore knee stability and strength by replacing the ligament with either another ligament from your body or with tissue from a donor.
Our team of knowledgeable orthopedic specialists have many years of experience and expertise in performing knee surgeries. We are committed to keeping up with the latest knee surgery techniques to be able to provide you with minimally invasive procedures which involve less pain, a shorter recovery period and smaller incisions.