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The knee supports most of the body’s weight and is prone to injury. Einstein patients benefit from access to a comprehensive orthopedics department and trusted physicians who serve as team doctors for local high school and college athletic associations.
Meniscus repair and transplantation. The meniscus is a wedge-shaped pad of cartilage designed to absorb friction. Damage to the meniscus is frequently referred to as torn cartilage.
Torn ligament reconstruction. We perform corrective surgery for the knee’s four ligaments, which provide stability to the knee joint.
Sprains. Damage to the knee’s ligaments.
Fracture of the kneecap. Also known as patella, kneecap treatment includes removal of all or a portion of the bone.
Partial knee replacement. Surgery that replaces one or two of a damaged knee's bony parts with man-made components. The knee has three bony parts: the femur, tibia and the patella, or kneecap.
Total knee replacement. During knee replacement surgery, damaged bone and cartilage are removed from the thighbone, shin bone and knee cap and replaced with an artificial joint made of metal alloys, high grade plastics and polymers. However, Einstein specialized in the XP Preserving Knee total knee replacement surgery. This technique, which requires additional training and certification, preserves a patients's ACL and PCL ligaments if they are otherwise healthy. Julius Oni, MD was the first orthopedic surgeon in Philadelphia and Montgomery County to be certified to perform the XP Preserving Knee surgery.
Joint Preservation surgery. Surgery to restore function and eliminate pain, aimed at delaying arthritis or other degenerative conditions.
Knee Arthroscopy. Minimally invasive technique where surgeons use small incisions to diagnose and treat problems, including arthritis and cartilage damage.
Non –surgical treatment including physical therapy and medication.
Arthroscopic surgery. Minimally invasive surgery used to promote a quicker recovery and cause less trauma to the tissue.
Cartilage reconstruction. Specializing in ACI, autologous chondrocyte implantation, a procedure where cartilage is regrown using a patient’s own cartilage from another part of the body.
Osteotomy. The knee or leg bone is broken and realigned to straighten out the knee and transfer the weight load.
Platlet-rich plasma therapy. Plasma from a patient’s blood is extracted and re-injected into the injury site.
Einstein Medical Center PhiladelphiaWillowcrest Building, 4th Floor5501 Old York Road Philadelphia, PA 19141
Einstein Medical Center Elkins Park60 Township Line RoadElkins Park, PA 19027
Einstein Medical Center MontgomeryMedical Arts Building, Suite 270609 West Germantown PikeEast Norriton, PA 19403
Einstein Center One9880 Bustleton AvenuePhiladelphia, PA 19115
Einstein Healthcare Network Holmesburg8015 Frankford AvenuePhiladelphia, PA 19136
Eswaran Balasubramanian, MD, Attending Orthopedic Surgeon
Richard E. Grant, MD, Attending Orthopedic Surgeon
Julius K. Oni, MD, Attending Orthopedic Surgeon
Einstein Medical Center Elkins Park
Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia
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