Best Knee Surgeon in Los Angeles & Beverly Hills
Orthopedic surgeons must go through years of specialized training to be certified by the board. Although no special certification and licensing is needed to perform knee replacement surgery , choosing a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with access to dedicated resources and a wealth of experience gained by performing many hip and knee replacements each year dramatically increases the likelihood of a successful operation.
These are some of the factors that make Dr. Patel one of the best knee surgeons in Los Angeles & Beverly Hills.
Who needs knee replacement surgery?
The knee joint is extremely strong, and provides support and mobility. But because of the weight it bears, knee injuries and conditions happen often due to sports injuries or wear and tear related to arthritis. Arthritis causes the weight bearing surfaces of the knee joint to wear away, sometimes to the extent that the thigh bone or femur begins to grind on the shin bone (tibia).
Types of knee replacement surgery
Dr. Patel will discuss with you the various surgical options available to you, taking into consideration your age, condition of your knee, overall health, and level of activity. The knee replacement operations include:
- Arthroscopy - A minimally invasive procedure where the surgeon inserts a scope with a light on one end, and narrow instruments via tiny incisions over the knee skin to repair or remove torn menisci, joint cartilage, or cruciate ligament.
- Osteotomy - A surgical procedure to reshape and reposition bones in your knee to reduce weight on the damaged knee section
- Total knee replacement - This procedure typically involves replacing the joint surfaces at the end of the femur and top of the tibia, though only part of the knee may be replaced through partial (unicompartmental) knee replacement or kneecap replacement (patellofemoral arthroplasty).
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I had gotten multiple opinions before choosing Dr. Patel. This kindness, patience and detailed explanation of what the surgery would include is what gave me the confidence that Dr. Patel would be the best surgeon for me. The cleanliness and organization was a plus also.
Once again Dr. Patel and nurses I thank you for the experience and the great work that's given me relief of the constant pain I was in. I have so much gratitude and respect for Dr. Patel office!
Knee replacement surgery is only considered if you are suffering severe pain and mobility problems that are not responding to non-invasive interventions. Dr. Rajan Patel may also recommend surgery if your diagnosis shows severe wear of the joint surface, down to the bone, which is also known as bone-on-bone arthritis. Otherwise, if your medications are working and the symptoms are manageable, then you should consider waiting while doing physiotherapy and exercises if you're overweight.