Knee Surgery

Thomas Joseph Kovack, DO

Orthopedic Shoulder Surgeon located in Polaris, Columbus, OH

Your knees come under a great deal of strain every day, especially if you’re physically active. If you’re struggling with a sports injury or arthritis and facing the prospect of knee surgery, Thomas Joseph Kovack, DO, in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the leading knee specialists in the country. Dr. Kovack is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in shoulder, elbow, and knee surgery, using advanced, minimally invasive techniques and state-of-the-art technologies like robot assistance to provide the best possible outcomes for his patients. Call Dr. Kovack today to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online.

Knee Surgery Q & A

Why might I need knee surgery?

Knee surgery is a treatment option that could benefit you if you have a knee condition that isn’t responding to more conservative treatments like physiotherapy and steroid injections. There are also certain causes of knee pain, for example, some types of meniscus tears, that are unable to heal without surgery.

When you have a knee problem that’s affecting how you walk, sit, and even change positions in bed, it’s clear you need treatment to address the problem. If you’re concerned about undergoing surgery, Dr. Kovack is a knee specialist who has extensive training in current technological advances to help you get back to normal with the minimum of fuss.

Dr. Kovack is a leading knee surgeon who’s developed techniques for minimally invasive, highly effective knee surgery procedures. His alternatives to traditional knee surgery benefit patients by speeding up recovery times, decreasing the risk of complications, and reducing costs, resulting in high levels of patient satisfaction.

What conditions can be treated with knee surgery?

Dr. Kovack has considerable expertise in treating a range of knee problems with his advanced surgical techniques, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Ligament injuries
  • Cartilage injuries
  • Meniscal tears
  • Tendon injuries and tears
  • ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injuries
  • Instability
  • Patellar dislocations
  • Sprains and strains
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Fractures

Many patients who injure their knees or have degenerative conditions like arthritis respond well to physical therapies and other noninvasive treatments. However, if you do need to have knee surgery, it’s important that you consult an expert like Dr. Kovack to ensure the optimal results from any knee surgery procedure.

What kinds of knee surgery are there?

Knee surgeries could involve repairs or replacements to tendons and ligaments, bone preservation techniques, and cartilage restoration procedures. Dr. Kovack regularly performs knee surgeries such as:

  • Knee resurfacing
  • Total and partial knee replacement
  • Instability surgery
  • Realignment surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Ligament reconstruction and repair
  • Cartilage transplants and repair
  • Meniscal repair
  • Osteotomies
  • Fracture repair

Dr. Kovack also uses regenerative medicine techniques, including stem cell, bone marrow aspirate, and PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapies. These are injections of cells that trigger new tissue growth and repair in soft tissues, safely boosting your body’s natural healing abilities. Regenerative medicine can help accelerate healing and improve function for many kinds of tendon, ligament, and cartilage damage.

Following knee surgery with Dr. Kovack, your pain reduces or resolves so you feel better, move more smoothly, and can return to a healthy and active lifestyle. For more information or to schedule a consultation with Thomas Joseph Kovack, DO, call today or book an appointment online.

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