FAQs About Knee Injury Medical Procedures

Our NYC knee injury surgeons can answer your questions

Dealing with a serious knee injury or illness? Trying to find more information about knee injury medical procedures? We can help. Our board-certified, New York knee injury surgeons at Island Musculoskeletal Care (IMC Bone Doc) have more than 100 years of combined medical experienced. As a result, we’re familiar with the latest and most effective knee injury medical procedures. That’s what sets our doctors apart at IMC Bone Doc – our knowledge, skill and expertise.

That’s why we want to meet with you. We know that every knee injury is unique. The only way we can figure out what’s wrong with you and how to fix it is by examining you. Contact us and schedule your appointment with us. We have seven offices in the greater New York City and Long Island area. Best of all, you can often receive all your medical care at the same, convenient location.

Talk to an experienced, New York orthopedic knee surgeon to find out what’s the right medical procedure for you. Contact us online or call 1-888-BONE-DOC (266-3362). Our doctors have immediate appointments available, including same day appointments in many cases.

What is your knee injury medical procedure question?

How do I know if I need a knee procedure?

The only way you will know for sure is to schedule an appointment with one of our board-certified, New York knee surgeons. We use the latest techniques and state-of-the-art equipment to evaluate you and diagnose what’s wrong. That way, we can advise you on whether or not we believe you need a knee injury medical procedure.

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How do I know if I need Total Knee Replacement (TKR) Surgery?

Here again, the only way you will know if you need total knee replacement surgery is if you have an experienced, New York orthopedic knee surgeon evaluate you and diagnose what’s wrong. Our doctors can run the necessary diagnostic tests, which often include X-rays, MRIs and more. (Each one of our offices has an MRI machine.) What matters most is having an experienced medical professional examine your knee and determine exactly what’s wrong.

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What are the warning signs that I need knee replacement surgery?

There are many symptoms that manifest themselves when you have a serious knee injury or degenerative disease that requires knee replacement surgery. In general, the most common symptoms include joint pain, stiffness in the knee and reduced range of motion. If something feels wrong, have one of our experienced, New York knee surgeons examine you. We can advise you on whether we believe you need knee replacement surgery to correct your knee injury or illness.

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What do I need to do to prepare for knee replacement surgery?

Specific recommendations vary from one patient to another. That’s because each person has their own unique medical needs. Our New York orthopedic knee surgeons can explain, step by step, exactly what you should personally do to prepare for your knee replacement surgery. We believe a personalized approach best serves your needs.

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What type of knee replacement surgery do I need?

We won’t know for sure until one of our New York orthopedic knee surgeons examines you and evaluates exactly what’s wrong. There are many different kinds of knee replacement surgeries. Based on your specific knee injury or illness, we can recommend exactly which surgical procedure makes the most sense for you. Simply schedule an appointment with us. We can evaluate you and explain all your surgical options.

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What knee injuries require surgery?

There are many different kinds of knee injuries that require surgery. You can learn more about them in our section devoted to common knee injuries. In general, if you have a torn ligament or another type of serious, acute knee injury, knee surgery may be your best option for repairing your damaged knee. You will not know for sure until you have one of our experienced, New York knee doctors fully examine you.

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How much will my knee injury procedure cost?

There is no set cost for surgical knee procedures. Each one is different. That’s because each knee injury and the medical issues surrounding it vary from one person to the next. As a result, people with seemingly similar knee injuries could have very different medical bills.

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What is the average cost of knee surgery?

It is difficult to compare different types of knee surgeries. Some non-surgical knee procedures cost a few hundred or a few thousand dollars. Other, more complicated surgical procedures – including total knee replacement surgery – can cost tens of thousands of dollars. That’s why it’s difficult to compare different procedures.

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Who will pay for my knee injury procedure?

In many cases, many medical procedures are covered by your medical insurance. This is especially true for most knee injuries or illnesses, particularly if you hurt your knee while working. In these cases, knee injuries are normally covered by workers’ compensation insurance. Regardless of the circumstances, it always pays to find out whether your health insurance covers your procedure. We can help you do that when we examine you and diagnose what’s wrong with your knee. The good news is our medical practice is in network and accepts coverage by most insurance providers.

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How long will my recovery take after my medical procedure?

In many cases, you will often need six to eight weeks to recover after undergoing a medical procedure to repair your injured knee. Timelines can vary dramatically depending on the severity of your knee injury and what type of surgical procedure was performed. Even afterwards, you might need physical therapy for much longer to help aid in your full recovery. That’s why we offer physical therapy at all seven locations and have a fully-licensed physical therapist in each office.

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What are common reasons why people need knee surgery?

There are numerous reasons why surgery may be the best and most effective way to treat your knee injury or illness. Some of the most common reasons why you may need knee surgery include:

  • Torn ACL (anterior cruciate ligament)
  • Knee arthritis
  • Knee deformities
  • Torn knee cartilage

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How long after I tear my ACL will I need knee surgery?

If you have a torn ACL in your knee, it’s important to have an experienced knee surgeon examine you as quickly as possible. Just because you think you have a torn ACL does not automatically mean that’s what’s wrong with you. Don’t try to diagnose yourself. Have one of our experienced, New York orthopedic knee surgeons evaluate you and diagnose what’s wrong. One of our doctors can then recommend a timeline and treatment plan for your torn ACL.

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