The treatment of fractures (bone fractures) and luxations (dislocations) is completed by gentle techniques and modern materials.
Axis misalignment in the knee (bow leg/knock knee) often results in unicompartmental knee osteoarthritis. Correction of the knee axis can often prevent total joint replacement.
Once diagnosed with a meniscus tear different measures of treatment could be employed. If possible, we perform meniscus repair by placing the edges together with sutures; most commonly, the gentle removal of torn meniscus parts (a so-called partial meniscectomy) is necessary.
If cartilage is severely damaged our doctors at the ORTHOPAEDIE BAVARIA will discuss the options you have and select a plan tailored to your needs; possible surgical procedure:
- Smoothing of cartilage
- Autologous cell transplantation (ACT)
- Mosaicplasty/OATS (osteochondral autograft transfer system)
- Removal of painful loose bodies
In cases of a “mild” malposition of the knee cap we would perform minimally-invasive surgery.
If your ACL is torn it can be reconstructed by utilizing either the patellar tendon, which connects the patella to the tibia or the semitendinosus-gracilis (hamstring) tendon, which connects muscles in the back of the thigh to the lower leg. In both cases your own tissue is used (also called autograft or autotransplant).
Both the ACL tear and the PCL tear are a serious mechanical problem for the knee joint and will most likely require surgical reconstruction.
Dr. R. Krebs has developed a new patent-registered method for ACL/PCL reconstruction by utilizing autogenous semitendinosus and gracilis tendon graft. This new fixation device allows early weight-bearing and faster recovery time.
Both surgeries are performed arthroscopically.
If cartilage defects are only small to medium-sized they can be treated by mosaicplasty technique (OATS-plasty).
The cartilage plugs (osteochondral cylinders) are taken from areas of the knee that are non-weight-bearing areas.