When your activities and enjoyment of life are compromised due to a knee injury, you need to find an orthopaedist in Newark who can help repair your injury and get you back in the game quickly and efficiently. Here at Mission Peak Orthopaedics you will find a growing multi-specialty clinic in the Southeast Bay Area dedicated to musculoskeletal care. With origins in sports medicine and arthroscopy, we are a team of fellowship-trained physicians specializing in orthopaedic surgery, total knee replacement, podiatry, and physical medicine & rehabilitation. At MPO, we are dedicated to serving you with the most technologically advanced care and innovative procedures.
You will meet with our skilled orthopaedist in Newark to see if you are a candidate for total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Your orthopaedist will take a thorough medical history, perform a physical examination, and X-ray your knee. Even if the pain is significant, and the X-rays show advanced arthritis of the joint, the first line of treatment is nearly always non-operative. This includes a weight loss program if appropriate, an exercise regimen, medication, injections, or bracing. If the symptoms persist despite these measures, then you could consider TKA. We work together as a team to decide your best option. Our experience has shown us that those patients who decide upon total knee replacement do so because their symptoms keep them from engaging in activities that are important to them like walking, taking stairs, working, sports activities, sleeping, etc., and that non-operative treatments have failed.
The orthopaedist in Newark at Mission Peak Orthopaedic Medical Group specializes in the use of minimally invasive techniques, such as arthroscopy, to treat a variety of joint conditions. There are numerous benefits to this minimally invasive surgery such as less scarring due to smaller incisions, shorter hospital stay and quicker return to daily activities, and reduced pain post surgery due to decreased tissue and muscle disruption. In addition, the use of minimally invasive surgical techniques during total knee replacement surgery will often allow the surgeon to achieve a more natural placement of the prosthetic implant, creating a more normal joint movement after surgery. This means you can get back to doing all those activities you enjoy faster. So if you want to discuss your options about total knee replacement, give us a call today to see one of our highly skilled orthopaedists.