Knee Services

Whether your knee condition has built up over years or happened over a friendly game of basketball, Iowa Ortho’s team of skilled physicians is prepared to care for you. Our doctors have years of experience in a wide range of lower extremity conditions and can help restore your knee to working mobility.

Typically, a knee injury will result from either an unusual twisting action or bending force applied to the knee, or a direct blow. Common knee injuries/conditions include torn cartilage, ACL injury, tendonitis, bursitis, arthritis, and much more. No matter what happens, or how it happens, we understand that you need pain relief. Our doctors will look at each part of your knee to determine the cause of your knee pain and provide treatment options.

Symptoms of a knee injury may include swelling, stiffness, redness, instability, popping, weakness, and general pain. Iowa Ortho can help identify the problem, and work to repair it quickly and as pain-free as possible. Our specialists will typically explore conservative treatment options first before discussing surgical intervention. Each patient case is different and we will work with you to determine the best plan of care for your injury and lifestyle.

Our conservative treatment options for arthritis of the knee may include an injectable therapy, such as Viscosupplementation. Viscosupplementation is a procedure where hyaluronate gel is injected into the affected joint. The gel is shown to improve the lubricating properties of the synovial fluid found in your knee, providing pain relief and increased joint mobility. This FDA approved treatment option is offered in a series of injections.

If knee surgery is recommended by your Iowa Ortho physician, you can trust that you will receive high-quality care utilizing cutting edge treatment techniques. Our surgeons are experienced in the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques to allow for less pain following surgery, a smaller incision, and quicker recovery time.

Total or partial knee replacements (also known as knee arthroplasty) may be suitable for patients suffering from debilitating arthritis in the knee. This common surgical procedure removes the damaged bone and cartilage in the knee and replaces it with metal components that recreate the surface of the joint. Knee replacements are one of the most successful surgeries in medicine.

Conditions We Treat

  • Knee pain
  • Knee arthritis
  • Meniscus tears
  • Middle-aged adult sports injuries
  • Work-related injuries

Non-Surgical Procedures

  • Pain injections
  • Regenerative orthopedics
  • Bracing

Surgical Procedures

  • Total knee replacement
  • Partial knee replacement
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Cartilage repair
  • MACI implants
  • Revision procedures

Patient Resources

Considerations for knee/hip replacement surgery – https://hipknee.aahks.org/do-i-need-a-joint-replacement/

Opioid use prior to knee and hip surgery – https://www.iowaortho.com/content/uploads/2019/06/Opioid-Use-Prior-to-Joint-Replacement.pdf

Robotic knee surgery – https://www.iowaortho.com/robotic-surgery/

Iowa Ortho hospital affiliates, MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center and Pella Regional Health Center, recognized as Blue Distinction Centers+ for Joint Replacement by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Learn more about what this means for your care here.

 

If you have a question regarding our knee services, or do not see your injury or condition listed, call us today at
515-247-8400.

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