When it comes to absorbing shock from your movements -- especially during athletic activity -- the tissues, bone, and cartilage that make up your knees are the body’s superstars. When your knees are compromised by an injury or condition, you won’t just have trouble playing sports. Going to work and even taking normal steps can cause you pain and discomfort.
As one of the best orthopaedic knee surgeons in Florida, Juliet de Campos, M.D. provides both conservative and surgical treatments at the cutting edge of medicine for conditions and injuries of the knee. Whether you need a knee pain doctor to help you find non-surgical relief or you’re considering knee reconstruction surgery, Dr. de Campos and her team have the expertise to help.
If you’re ready to receive patient-first treatment from the most qualified orthopaedic surgeon Pensacola, FL has to offer, schedule your first appointment with Dr. de Campos today.
Dr. de Campos is passionate about helping patients explore every option and providing the least invasive solutions available for her patients to recover with minimal downtime, pain, and cost. However, she is also one of the top knee replacement surgeons in Florida, and if a replacement or other surgical procedure is the best option for you, she can help.
Dr. de Campos employs minimally-invasive surgical methods such as arthroscopy, which involves inserting a camera into a small incision instead of opening up the entire knee in order to perform the surgery. Some of the most common surgical treatment for damaged cartilage in knees and other conditions Dr. de Campos performs for her patients include:
In some cases, Dr. de Campos can revise or redo previously performed surgeries, including knee arthroscopy procedures and ACL reconstructions.
For many patients, surgery is a last resort, and a full, long-term recovery from knee pain can be made using conservative, non-invasive techniques. Before you turn to a procedure-focused orthopaedic surgeon, knee specialists like Dr. de Campos should be consulted. You may not require surgery at all!
Some of the most common non-surgical solutions Dr. de Campos employs in her office include:
For an additional charge, Dr. de Campos can use ultrasound guidance during her diagnostic process to ensure cutting-edge accuracy during your exam.
The cartilage that makes up your knee joint can sustain serious wear and tear over time, especially when used aggressively during athletic activity. You may begin to suffer from certain forms of arthritis that occur as a result of longtime overuse, which cannot be reversed. In this case, knee replacement may be your best option for a full, long-term recovery.
Every patient is unique, just like your body is unique from another person’s. Therefore, your recovery time will depend on the nature of your injury, the severity of your injury, and individual factors regarding your medical history, fitness level, and personal recovery goals. Dr. de Campos will communicate with you candidly throughout your treatment process.
Yes! Physical therapy is an essential element of a full recovery from any orthopaedic injury, and knee injuries are no exception. You will likely need physical therapy to fully recover your strength, mobility, and flexibility, even if you opt for non-surgical treatment. This is especially true if you are an athlete whose goal is to return to peak performance in your sport of choice.
Dr. de Campos makes it easy for patients to start finding relief with her. Just use our online tool to schedule your first appointment at our location in Pensacola, Florida.