THE MOST COMMON ISSUE WE SEE AT ORTHOREGEN IS KNEE PAIN.  THE KNEE JOINT IS A SYNOVIAL HINGE JOINT AND IS PRONE TO INJURY AMONG ATHLETES AND ACTIVE INDIVIDUALS

There is an epidemic of knee osteoarthritis in Australia and total knee replacement surgery is at an all time high, causing the health care system a huge financial burden.  Total knee replacement surgery does carry significant surgical and anaesthetics risks and the medical literature suggests that the patient outcomes after surgery are not as good as what is perceived in the community. 

At OrthoRegen, you will be treated by some of the best Interventional Orthopaedic physicians in the country.  Our vast experience in latest interventional orthopaedic advancements make our physicians the most qualified to treat your knee condition with orthobiologic therapies.   

SYMPTOMS OF KNEE PAIN

Symptoms of a knee condition vary greatly and depend on the underlying cause.  In association with general pain and discomfort around the joint, the following symptoms can occur.

  • Decreased range of motion

  • Swelling

  • Redness

  • Instability

  • Giving way, clicking and popping noises

  • An inability to straighten your knee or locking

DIAGNOSING YOUR KNEE PAIN

There are a large number of conditions that can cause dysfunction and knee pain.  At OrthoRegen, the most common conditions are listed below:

  • Baker's Cyst

  • Ligament Strains and Sprains (MCL, LCL)

  • Meniscal tears

  • Tendonitis or tendinosis

  • Osteoarthritis and degenerative joint disease

  • Iliotibial band syndrome

  • Patellofemoral Instability

  • ACL and PCL injuries

To determine what specifically is causing your knee pain, we will perform a complete physical examination to understand your lifestyle and what may have triggered the pain. We’ll assess overall biomechanics along with the entire knee to access for pain, swelling, range of motion, stability/laxity, and functional capacity.

Although our physical examination will give us an idea of what’s causing your pain, we’ll often want to confirm our diagnosis with an imaging test. In many cases, this may be a hands-on diagnostic ultrasound to create a live image of your knee to specifically evaluate the soft tissues, tendons, ligaments, and meniscus and to look for joint swelling/bursitis. If a more extensive injury is present involving bone, cartilage or meniscus is suspected, we may promptly obtain a state-of-the-art 3 Tesla MRI.

TREATING YOUR KNEE PAIN

Standard treatment for degenerative joint disease of the knee is to offer steroid or cortisone injections and/or total knee replacements.  This is despite medical literature confirming that there are significant side effects to ongoing steroid or cortisone injections. Not to mention it will likely significantly progress the degenerative joint disease leading to surgical intervention sooner.

Knee arthroscopies have also been overused despite the medical literature now suggesting cutting out the "shock absorber" of the knee (meniscus) leads to a quicker progression to knee osteoarthritis.  The problem with these forms of treatment is they do not focus on the underlying cause as to why the joint or meniscus are degenerating.  As some of the best physicians treating knee pain with the latest orthobiologic and interventional orthopaedic procedures, we believe in less invasive and safer forms of treatment that restore function naturally and with limited down time. 

Our main focus is utilising our treatments and rehabilitation programs towards healing the root cause of your injury or condition without the need for surgery.  We apply the most up-to-date cutting-edge and innovative therapies to relieve your pain and promote improved function and healing. Our precise, image guided injection treatments together with our non-surgical techniques will guarantee we are treating the underlying cause of your condition.

Unfortunately, the traditional methods of treating musculoskeletal disease and injury are failing patients and we believe you’ll find our comprehensive and caring approach refreshing.  We don’t believe in a quick fix, one-size fits all approach.  Instead, we treat all the structures involved in your condition and enjoy working with our patients to achieve the best outcomes to help them return to normal function and a healthier lifestyle as quickly as possible.

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

Don’t let osteoarthritis, sports injuries and musculoskeletal pain affect your quality of life. Schedule a consultation at OrthoRegen today.

 

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Centre for Regenerative Medicine and Interventional Orthopaedics
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CLAYFIELD QLD 4011
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Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) injections, Stem Cell Therapy, Osteoarthritis, Orthobiologics and Non-surgical Orthopaedics

Dr Paul Schiavo