New York Subchondroplasty Knee Surgeon
Learn more about how our New York orthopedic knee surgeons can help you
Subchondroplasty knee surgery can be an effective treatment for osteoarthritis in the knee due to bone marrow lesions (MBLs). How do you know if this surgical knee injury treatment is right for you? The only way is to have an experienced knee surgeon examine you. That’s why we want to meet with you as soon as possible at IMC Bone Doc. In many cases, we have immediate appointments available the same day.
Our board-certified, New York orthopedic knee surgeons at Island Musculoskeletal Care have more than 100 years of combined medical experience. Our doctors know how to perform subchondroplasty knee surgery. We can diagnose whether this is the right knee injury medical procedure for your specific medical condition. That’s why we have an MRI machine in each one of our seven office locations – to determine exactly what’s wrong with your knee as soon as possible.
What is subchondroplasty knee surgery?
Subchondroplasty knee surgery is a minimally invasive form of surgery designed to address serious bone marrow lesions. Specifically, deteriorated bone matter in the knee is replaced with a substitute bone material. Eventually, the substitute bone material is replaced by healthy bone matter in the knee.
This surgical procedure involves injecting the bone substitute directly into the damaged bone material using a cannula and a luer lock. A fluoroscopy machine, which takes continuous X-ray images, is also used throughout subchondroplasty knee surgery in order to make sure that the substitute bone material is injected into the exact right place.
How do I know if I need subchondroplasty knee surgery?
In order for our doctors to decide if you’re a suitable candidate for subchondroplasty knee surgery, we will likely need to take an MRI of your knee. That’s because bone marrow lesions may not be visible in normal X-rays images.
Patients with bone marrow lesions are often ideal candidates for subchondroplasty knee surgery. Your doctor may not recommend this surgical procedure if your body mass index (BMI) is 40 or higher, however.
Other medical issues may affect your decision or your doctor’s recommendation, including:
- Your physical condition
- Your age
- Whether you underwent previous knee surgical operations
Trust our NYC knee surgeons to perform your subchondroplasty knee surgery
Learn more about whether subchondroplasty knee surgery is right for you. Contact our medical clinic and schedule an appointment. One of our experienced, New York orthopedic knee surgeons can examine you, evaluate what’s wrong and explain the different treatment options available to you.
Our medical practice is in network and accepts coverage by most major insurance providers. Schedule an appointment online or call us. We have seven offices conveniently located in the greater New York City and Long Island area. The bottom line – our New York subchondroplasty knee surgeons want to help you.