Knee Doctor in Austin, TX
Although arthritis is the leading cause of knee joint deterioration, pain, and limited movement, sports injuries and work-related injuries can also cause knee problems.
Texas Orthopedics has fellowship-trained knee surgeons in the Austin, Texas metro area who perform state-of-the-art, computer-assisted and robotic knee surgery, arthroscopic knee surgery, and joint replacement, including partial knee replacement.
Our knee specialists work closely with our on-site physical therapists to formulate effective pre- and post-surgical physical therapy and rehabilitation plans that help our patients find pain relief and live an active lifestyle.
Knee pain can take a variety of forms, ranging from an occasional twinge while running
to an unrelenting ache.
As is the case with pain in other locations, very mild pain associated with less involved
musculoskeletal knee injuries can feel itchy or irritated. When pain progresses, injured
knees can feel hot, swollen, or stiff. Such painful knees are often also stiff, unstable,
weak, noisy, and difficult to bend. Therefore, knee injuries cause significant loss of
mobility that can rob you of the ability to participate in sports, complete errands or
household tasks, and even sleep.
When Should You Seek Help for Knee Pain?
Since such knee pain will worsen as underlying structures suffer further damage due to
arthritis or other conditions, people suffering from knee pain need to seek the advice of
a qualified orthopedic surgeon. Whether the recommendation is total knee joint
replacement, minimally invasive repair, or other therapies, such interventions can help
lessen or halt chronic knee pain.
Our fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons can recommend the best treatment option to
help rid you of knee pain and restore your mobility.
Common Causes of Knee Pain
Currently, more than 60 percent of Americans live with arthritis pain due to
osteoarthritis, lupus, fibromyalgia, or gout. Arthritis-related conditions represent the
main source of knee pain. Among less common knee pain agents, there were 159,700
occupational knee injuries in 2017.
And of course, knee problems aren’t just a problem for older people: Sports-related
injuries are evidence of the fact that knee pain is a common problem affecting
individuals of any age, occupational status, and lifestyle.
Common knee conditions and treatments:
- Knee Arthritis
- Hamstring Muscle Injuries
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tear/Repair
- Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear/Repair
- Knee Tendon Bursitis "Goosefoot"
- Meniscus Tear/Repair
- Osgood-Schlatter Disease (Knee Pain)
- Patellar Tendon Tear
- Patellofemoral Syndrome (Kneecap Problems)
- Sports Injuries
- Work Injuries
- Orthopedic Trauma and Treatment
- Knee Arthroscopy
- No-Stitch Knee Surgery
- Total Knee Replacement
- Partial Knee Replacement
- MyKnee Patient-matched Knee Replacements
Visit our patient education library to learn more about knee problems and treatments.