Knee Arthritis in Tampa, Brandon, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Lakeland & Surrounding Cities
Knee arthritis is fairly easy to diagnose because it is often accompanied by one or more symptoms including increased pain, swelling, tenderness, knee buckling, knee locking, cracking knees, decreased range of motion and more. While more common in older adults, it can affect patients of all ages, and if left untreated knee arthritis can lead to severe pain and decreased mobility.
While there are a few types of knee arthritis, the most common form, knee osteoarthritis, is a degenerative condition where the knee cartilage wears down over time. Eventually, knee osteoarthritis will decrease the space between bones and lead to bone-to-bone contact, which can be extremely painful and severely limit your range of motion.
At Advanced Regenerative Orthopedics, we may require imaging tests such as x-rays and MRIs to diagnose your knee arthritis, or we may conduct an arthrocentesis. During this quick procedure, we will collect a fluid sample from the knee to determine if you have knee osteoarthritis or another type of arthritis. The arthrocentesis will also allow us to eliminate other causes for your pain. Once your condition has been correctly diagnosed, our team of orthopedic specialists can provide a wide range of treatments to alleviate your pain and discomfort. Treatments and procedures may include:
- Assistive Devices
- Physical Therapy
- Cartilage Grafting
- Physician-Directed Stem Cell Therapy
- Knee Arthroscopy
- Total or Partial Knee Replacement
For many patients, physical therapy or other alternative treatment approaches are suitable for relief. Others may require surgical intervention to regain mobility and relieve pain. Fortunately, your surgical team at Advanced Regenerative Orthopedics are able to provide both alternative treatments and the highest quality surgical care. We do our best to help our patients avoid surgical intervention unless it is absolute necessary, and our expert orthopedic surgeons and physicians have brought relief to hundreds of patients throughout the greater Tampa Bay area and beyond.
If you live in Tampa, Brandon, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Lakeland and the surrounding areas, contact us today to schedule an appointment with our orthopedic team to determine the appropriate treatment plan for your knee arthritis.