MINIMALLY INVASIVE ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY: PATELLOFEMORAL KNEE REPLACEMENT
NJ orthopedic knee surgeon Robert A. Kayal, MD, performs patellofemoral knee replacement using small incisions – instead of the large openings typically required for the procedure. Because Dr. Kayal completes the procedure without cutting tendons or muscle, surgical patients experience less pain and enjoy a faster recovery. In addition, minimally invasive surgical patients may return home the same day as the knee replacement procedure.
What is a Patellofemoral Joint Pain?
The patellofemoral joint is made of the patella (kneecap) and femur (thighbone). The kneecap glides up and down along a groove in the front of the thigh bone, helping the quadriceps muscles to bend and straighten the leg. Patellofemoral pain—sometimes referred to as “runner’s knee”—occurs with overuse or heavy stress to the knee joint. Injury is especially likely during sports, but may also occur after years of wear and tear. Damage or degeneration of the knee joint cartilage may also inflame or irritate the soft tissue in front of the kneecap.
About Patellofemoral Knee Replacement
If you’re experiencing pain or dull aching in one or both knees, Dr. Robert A. Kayal and his elite team of NJ orthopedic surgeons will assess your injury and pinpoint the source of your symptoms. Some orthopedic patients can relieve discomfort with prescribed rest, physical therapy, or knee bracing. However, persistent pain or loss of function in the knee may require surgical treatment. If patellofemoral knee replacement is the solution, your surgeon may perform minimally invasive surgery to restore mobility to your knee.
Kayal Orthopaedic Center has offices conveniently located in Ridgewood and Franklin Lakes, and our NJ knee surgeons treat patients from Hudson County, Passaic County, Bergen County and Essex County. To learn morer more about minimally invasive surgical procedures and patellofemoral knee replacement, visit our patient information center, or contact our New Jersey orthopedic practice to schedule an orthopedic consultation.