Find Not Just One, but an Entire Team of Knee Doctors You Can Trust!
Local New Jersey patients suffering from pain and immobility due to a degenerative or a trauma-related injury to the knee often ask the following questions:
What treatments are available to address my symptoms?
Will I ever be able to return to the sports and activities I enjoy?
Is there a particular knee doctor Ridgewood patients consistently recommend?
Answers to those questions as well as effective treatment are available for you through the region’s most renowned provider of orthopaedic care - Rothman Orthopaedic Institute. You may think of Rothman Orthopaedic Institute as a Philadelphia-based provider, but we have convenient locations all around the tri state region, including many in Northern New Jersey.
So before you go traveling into the city, check our locations page to find out whether there is a local office closer you!
Knee Conditions We Treat
As the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons describes, the knee is the largest joint in the body and is arguably the most easily injured. Because there are a variety of biomechanical components involved in the joint and a number of different ways the knee can become injured, any good knee doctor Ridgewood patients see should be able to address the following:
Ligament Injuries: These would include sprains or tears in the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments as well as the lateral collateral and medial collateral ligaments. These four strong bands of tissue stretch across the knee joint in various locations to support the joint and keep the bones of the leg in place during movements such as walking, jumping, turning, squatting, etc.
Meniscus Injuries: The meniscus is the knee’s shock absorber. Made of fibrocartilage, it is the first line of defense for the cartilage in the joint. In fact, a large percentage of the body’s weight is distributed through the meniscus, which is why this part of the knee joint is significant in spite of its size. Keeping the meniscus healthy is one of the best ways to prevent arthritis in the knee.
Cartilage Injuries: Where the femur and the tibia meet, the ends of the bones are covered with a thick cushion of cartilage. Cartilage is a protector for the bones, but unfortunately we are each only given one coating of this cartilage in our lifetime. If it becomes damaged, the bones no longer have their protective cushion and they begin to rub together, which produces significant pain within the knee. For active patients who are under 50 years of age, cartilage restoration is one of the best options for such injuries.
Knee Arthritis: The type of arthritis that is known as Osteoarthritis (or Degenerative Joint Disease) occurs because of the breakdown of the cartilage, as described in the section above. Pain, swelling, stiffness, instability and even deformity can occur in arthritic knees. Severe arthritis interferes with a person's activities and limits his or her lifestyle. Depending on the severity of the case, some arthritis is best treated by a total joint replacement. Regardless of the ultimate treatment course, anyone suffering from the common symptoms that accompany knee arthritis knows that finding the right doctor is critical.
Choose From a Top Knee Doctor Ridgewood Patients Trust
At the various regional location of Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, patients can receive specialized orthopaedic care from the nation’s top knee doctors. Whether you’re looking for non-invasive, conservative treatment or you need a total joint replacement, you’ll be in good hands at Rothman Orthopaedic Institute.
In fact, our team performs over 12,000 joint replacement procedures annually and we’re known throughout the nation and around the world for our leadership in research and innovation when it comes to knee treatments.
To find a local branch and set up an appointment with a knee doctor Ridgewood patients can trust, visit us here or contact us at 1-800-321-9999.
- ACL Reconstruction Surgery
- Arthroscopic Meniscal Repair
- Bilateral Knee Replacement
- Cartilage Injury Treatments
- Cartilage Restoration
- Computer Assisted Total Knee Arthroplasty
- Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Repair/Reconstruction
- Loose Bodies/Spurs Surgery (Knee)
- MCL Injury Treatment
- Meniscal Tear Surgeries
- Meniscal Transplant Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Knee Surgery
- Non-operative Knee Arthritis Treatment
- Non-operative Meniscal Tear Treatment
- Non-operative Runner's Knee (Chondromalacia Patella) Treatment
- Non-Operative Treatment Alternatives for Loose Bodies in the Knee
- Partial Knee Replacement (Unicompartmental and Patellofemoral Replacement)
- Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Reconstruction
- Revision Knee Surgery
- Total Knee Replacement
Washington Township, NJ
- This is a center where patients can go to have their disabled joint biological resurfaced, realigned, and stabilized without having the joint replaced by artificial materials such as metal and plastic. It is well known that the outcomes of patients under the age of 50 undergoing artificial joint replacement are not as good as we would like. Therefore we feel the future of Orthopaedics is to try to restore a joint back to its original anatomy by realignment, ligament reconstruction, and cartilage restoration.Read More