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Houston Orthopedic Doctors

​Take Control of Knee Pain

Whatever the cause, our experts in knee care are here to help.

We are your experts in knee care and our goal is to help return you to your daily activities as quickly and safely as possible using both surgical and nonsurgical treatments.​

Your knee is a complex joint made up of bone, cartilage, ligaments and fluid. Muscles and tendons help your knee to do every day activities such as walking or running. When one or more of these components of your knee is damaged, it can cause severe pain or long-term knee problems. Many knee problems are a result of the aging process and continual wear and stress on the knee joint. Other knee problems are a result of an injury or a sudden movement that strains the knee. Knee conditions are very common and occur in patients of all ages.

Knee Conditions We Treat

We are your experts in knee care and our goal is to help return you to your daily activities as quickly and safely as possible using both surgical and nonsurgical treatments. Some of the acute and chronic knee conditions our orthopedic doctors treat include:

Osteoarthritis – Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis that affects the knee. It is a degenerative process where the cartilage in the joint gradually wears away. Osteoarthritis may be caused by excess stress on the joint such as repeated injury or being overweight. Learn more about osteoarthritis.

Kneecap dislocation
– Kneecap dislocation occurs when the patella bone covering the knee moves or slides out of place due to a sudden change in direction when your leg is planted. This puts your kneecap under stress causing swelling, stiffness, pain, knee buckling or creaking sounds during movement. Learn more about knee dislocation.

Tendonitis – Inflammation of the tendons may result from repetitive overuse of a tendon during certain activities such as running or jumping where the force of hitting the ground after a jump strains the tendon. Symptoms may include irritation, swelling, pain and discomfort. Learn more.

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction – ACL reconstruction is surgery to rebuild the ligament in the center of your knee. The ACL keeps your shin bone (tibia) in place. A tear of this ligament can cause your knee to give way during physical activity. Dr. Anup Shah is a dual-fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and shoulder reconstruction. Learn more.

Meniscus repairs and grafting (torn cartilage) – Meniscus tears are among the most common knee injuries. When people talk about torn cartilage in the knee, they are usually referring to a torn meniscus. The meniscus is a tough, rubbery, wedge-shaped ligament that acts as a cushion between the femur and tibia where they meet with patella. The meniscus can tear in different ways and is treated with nonsurgical or surgical approaches. Learn more.

How Knee Problems Are Diagnosed

In addition to a complete medical history and physical examination, diagnostic procedures for knee problems may include:

  • X-ray
  • MRI
  • CT scan  
  • Bone scan
  • Arthroscopic surgery

Treating Knee Injuries & Conditions

If you’ve suffered any knee trauma, it’s important to seek treatment right away. Failure to do so risks further complications such as chronic instability, weakness, deformity or pain. Treatments for the knee vary widely, depending on the severity of the injury, location of the injury and a patient’s overall health. In some cases, proper therapy and activity adjustment can help reduce pain and discomfort. If the problem is not severe, your doctor may recommend RICE (rest, ice, compression and elevation). If initial treatment methods do not provide relief, your orthopedic doctors may recommend surgery only after conservative, nonsurgical options have failed.

Surgery for Knee Conditions

If prescribed medication or various therapy options don’t resolve your persistent knee issues, our knee experts will discuss your surgical options and help you decide which option is best for you. At Kelsey-Seybold, our physicians are highly experienced in a range of different surgeries including: knee arthroscopy, ACL reconstruction, PCL reconstruction, MCL reconstruction, LCL reconstruction, meniscus surgery, knee reconstruction and more.

Meet Your Knee Specialists

Surgery for sports injuries and ligament reconstruction

Dr. Anup Shah

Knee replacement surgery
Dr. Catherine Cahill
Dr. David Edelstein

Office musculoskeletal problems

Dr. Ijeoma Nwaeze
Dr. Randal Stavinoha
Dr. Stephen Tabor
Dr. Jorge Velez
Dr. Christina Walker

Our Physician assistants

The physician assistants (PAs) for our Orthopedics Department work closely with our physicians to care for our patients. They’re all certified and have considerable knowledge and experience in orthopedic surgery and our subspecialties. They see patients in the office and in the operating room. You can have confidence in their ability to inform and guide you in your treatment. Our PAs include:
Pamela Cayer, PA-C
Austin Montondon, PA-C
Daron Moreno, PA-C
Devin Zakarevicz, PA-C​​​​​​​​​​​​​


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