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  • Knee Surgery and Knee Replacement in Philadelphia and Montgomery County

    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.

    We specialize in treating:

    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.

    • ACL: anterior cruciate ligament
    • MCL: medial collateral ligament
    • LCL: lateral collateral ligament
    • PCL: posterior cruciate ligament

    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.

    Treatment options

    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.

    Office Locations

    Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia
    Willowcrest Building, 4th Floor
    5501 Old York Road 
    Philadelphia, PA 19141

    Einstein Medical Center Elkins Park
    60 Township Line Road
    Elkins Park, PA 19027

    Einstein Medical Center Montgomery
    Medical Arts Building, Suite 270
    609 West Germantown Pike
    East Norriton, PA 19403

    Einstein Center One
    9880 Bustleton Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19115 

    Einstein Healthcare Network Holmesburg
    8015 Frankford Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19136 


    Eswaran Balasubramanian, MD, Attending Orthopedic Surgeon

    Richard E. Grant, MD, Attending Orthopedic Surgeon

    Julius K. Oni, MD, Attending Orthopedic Surgeon

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    Accreditation & Partnerships

    Einstein Medical Center Elkins Park
    Blue Distinction Center for Hip and Knee

    Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia
    Blue Distinction Center for Spine

    Einstein Medical Center Montgomery for Hip and Knee
    Joint commission gold seal

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