PATELLOFEMORAL KNEE REPLACEMENT
NJ orthopaedic knee surgeon Robert A. Kayal, MD performs patellafemoral knee replacement using small incisions rather than the large openings typically required for conventional surgery. Because Dr. Kayal completes the procedure without cutting tendons or muscle, patients experience reduced pain and expedited recovery. In addition, Kayal Orthopaedic Center patients often return home the same day as their knee replacement.
What is Patellofemoral Joint Pain?
The patellofemoral joint is composed of the femur (thighbone) and the patella (kneecap). The kneecap glides along a vertical groove in the front of the thigh bone, helping the quadriceps muscles to flex and straighten the leg. Patellofemoral pain, also called runner’s knee, can occur with overuse or trauma to the knee joint. Injury may be incurred during sports, or after years of wear and tear. Damage or degeneration of the knee joint cartilage can also cause soft tissue irritation at the front of the kneecap.
About Patellofemoral Knee Replacement
Patellofemoral pain most often presents itself as a shooting pain or a dull ache. If you are experiencing this type of pain, Dr. Robert A. Kayal and his renowned team of NJ orthopedic surgeons will evaluate your condition and locate the symptom source. While some orthopedic patients heal with prescribed rest, therapy and knee bracing, persistent pain or loss of mobility may require surgery. If patellofemoral knee replacement is the best solution, your surgeon may use minimally invasive surgery to eliminate knee pain and restore your range of motion.
Kayal Orthopaedic Center treats patients from Hudson County, Passaic County, Bergen County and Essex County, and offices are conveniently located in Ridgewood and Franklin Lakes. To schedule a knee consultation or learn more about patellofemoral knee replacement, visit our patient information center or contact a representative today.
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