The knee joint is responsible for bearing more weight than any other joint in the body. As a result, the knees are prone to a range of disorders and injuries. For patients of all ages, knee pain can be a very frustrating and debilitating condition.
Dr. Innes sees and treats Alaskans suffering from a variety of knee problems, including arthritis, ligament tears, meniscus tears, tendonitis, and more. The most common injuries Dr. Innes sees are ACL and meniscus tears and conditions resulting from arthritis of the knee.
Treating injuries non-surgically is always Dr. Innes’ goal, but if conservative treatments are not an option, many patients opt for surgery. Depending on the condition being treated, options for treatment may include open-incision or minimally invasive arthroscopic surgical procedures. Treatment for knee injuries has come a long way in the past decade, and the advanced techniques used today mean that many surgeries can be done with arthroscopic techniques to minimize pain and recovery time after surgery.
Don’t let knee pain control your life. Contact Dr. Innes today to evaluate and diagnose your condition and to discuss your surgical and non-surgical options.