• Secrets to Avoiding Knee Pain at Work

    Using proper techniques and practices while at work can help you prevent injury to your knees and the need for physical therapy. Avoid carrying objects that are too heavy for you to lift easily, and always use a step stool rather than chairs or other objects to reach high places. If you are experiencing knee pain, wear flat shoes with good arch support instead of high heels.

    If you find that certain activities required for your job are giving you knee pain, speak with your human resources department to learn if there are other ways to complete your duties, or if different equipment is available for you to use.

    If you are experiencing knee pain and think you may need knee replacement surgery or physical therapy, contact MK Orthopaedics to schedule an appointment with an orthopaedic doctor in Joliet . MK Orthopaedics also has offices in Bolingbrook, Plainfield, Mokena, and Channahon. Call us today at (815) 741-6900 to learn how we can treat your pain or injury.

  • Help for Knees: Cartilage Transplant

    A cartilage transplant is a type of surgical procedure that involves the removal of healthy cartilage tissue from one joint and its implantation on another joint, such as a knee. The orthopaedic surgeon will remove the donor cartilage tissue from a joint that does not bear weight. Then, the cartilage cells are cultured in a lab for several weeks to allow them to multiply. Subsequently, the orthopaedic surgeon performs another surgical procedure to implant the healthy cartilage into a knee that is deficient in cartilage.

    Cartilage transplant surgery may be appropriate for patients with symptoms such as knee pain and reduced range of motion of the joint caused by cartilage defects. For example, patients who have sustained a meniscus tear may be candidates for cartilage restoration. If left untreated, patients with cartilage defects have a higher risk of developing arthritis of the joint.

    At MK Orthopaedics, our surgical team, headed up by Mukund Komanduri, an expert in cartilage transplant, performs a wide range of knee procedures, including meniscus transplant and knee replacement surgery. To speak with a sports medicine specialist in Bolingbrook about whether you’re a good candidate for knee surgery , you can call us at (815) 741-6900 and schedule an appointment.