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Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon Pensacola, FL

Orthopaedic Knee Treatment

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.


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Surgical Treatment for orthopaedic Knee Injuries

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:

  • Meniscectomy and meniscus tear surgery, including complex, bucket handle and root tears
  • Chondroplasty, or cleaning out of the knee joint
  • Chondral repair, including osteochondritis dissecans, cartilage injury and autologous chondrocyte transplantation with MACI or Carticel
  • Patellar realignment including arthroscopic reefing, MPFL (medial patellofemoral reconstruction) and tibial tubercle osteotomy, lateral release
  • Ligament repair and ACL replacement surgery
  • Repair and reconstruction of the MCL (medial collateral ligament)
  • Tendon repair of quadriceps and patellar ruptures
  • Surgical treatment of arthritis in knees
  • Treatment of stiff knees with manipulation under anesthesia and arthroscopic lysis of adhesions
  • Removal of loose bodies
  • Synovectomy including resection of plica and PVNS
  • Open treatment and internal fixation of some knee fractures, including patella and tibia
  • Bursectomy of prepatellar bursa
  • Ultrasound guided aspiration of Baker’s cysts
  • Primary knee cartilage replacement

In some cases, Dr. de Campos can revise or redo previously performed surgeries, including knee arthroscopy procedures and ACL reconstructions.

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Conservative Care for Orthopaedic Knee Conditions

Non-Invasive Treatment Options for Knee Pain

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:

  • Steroid injections
  • Viscosupplementation (“rooster comb” injections)
  • Aspiration or drainage of fluid or blood from joints or bursa
  • Evaluation for simple or non-displaced fractures with splint or casting of patella or tibia
  • Splints and braces
  • Non-surgical treatment for arthritis in knees

For an additional charge, Dr. de Campos can use ultrasound guidance during her diagnostic process to ensure cutting-edge accuracy during your exam.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why might I require knee replacement surgery?

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.

How long is the typical recovery from a knee injury?

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. 

Will I need physical therapy following my treatment?

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.

How can I get started with the best knee surgeon near me?

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.