Whether your knee condition has been building up over the years, or just happened over a friendly game of basketball, Iowa Ortho’s team of skilled physicians is prepared to handle it. Our doctors have years of experience and expertise in a wide range of lower extremity conditions, including tibial spine fractures, meniscus tears, Osgood-Schlatter disease, ACL injuries, and more.
Usually a knee injury will result from either an unusual twisting action or bending force applied to the knee, or a direct blow. They can happen when you lose your footing, from falls, or from athletic activities. No matter what happens, or how it happens, we understand that you need relief. Our knee doctors will look at each part of your knee to determine the cause of your pain. That includes your ligaments such as the ACL, your main and surrounding knee bones such as the patella, and local tissue such as the meniscus. Symptoms of a knee injury include:
- Warm to the touch
- Popping or crunching noises
- Inability to straighten the knee
Call Iowa Ortho if your symptoms are persistent and painful. We’ll help identify the problem, and work to repair it quickly and as pain free as possible. If a ligament tear is identified, you may need to take invasive action such as surgery to repair it. Other injuries like bruising and swelling may not require that same level of treatment — we are more likely to begin treatment for those symptoms with rest and physical therapy.
Check out this testimony from real Iowa Ortho patients. They thought surgery was their only option, but healed their knees with the help of a breakthrough treatment.
If you do need surgery, you can trust our extraordinary surgeons. We understand that seeing a new doctor can be stressful, which is why we do our best to make our patients feel as comfortable as possible. Iowa Ortho’s surgeons are very experienced in total knee replacements, and are on the cutting edge of new procedures like XP Preserving Knee. It’s a newer method of total knee replacement surgery that keeps the ACL in tact. Most total knee replacements remove the ACL entirely. The benefit of keeping a healthy ACL is that it helps stabilize and control the knee joint. No matter which procedure you qualify for, the goal of both is to get rid of pain and help you get back to your everyday activities. If you’d like to see a doctor about a potential a knee replacement, give us a call at 515-247-8400 to set up an appointment.
- Stephen A. Ash, M.D.
- Steven A. Aviles, M.D.
- Benjamin R. Beecher, M.D.
- Jeffrey M. Farber, M.D., F.A.C.S.
- Timothy G. Kenney, M.D.
- Joshua D. Kimelman, D.O.
- Craig R. Mahoney, M.D.
- Mark R. Matthes, M.D.
- Scott A. Meyer, M.D.
- Chinedu C. Nwosa, M.D.
- Kurt A. Smith, D.O.
- Christopher B. Vincent, M.D.
- Timothy R. Vinyard, M.D.