Does your knee still hurt even after undergoing surgery to correct a knee injury? If it does, you’re not alone. Patients having problems associated with procedures to correct torn meniscus or an ACL injury are a common occurrence. More often than not, these patients think that the surgery they have undergone is useless and a complete waste of time and money. However, in many cases, the surgery didn’t fail. What happened is that it wasn’t simply capable of solving all the knee problems a patient was experiencing.
How We Determine Additional Knee Issues
At Skin to Bone, I often encounter patients who have had pain after undergoing knee surgery. This is why I developed a service that helps educate and treat people using regenerative techniques that use your own immune system to help promote healing and repair. As part of this service, I help diagnose extra knee issues that might still be present after surgery.
To determine if there are more knee injuries after the procedure, I do a detailed history and physical. To aid the final diagnosis, I will use diagnostic ultrasound which allows us to see the superficial structures of the knee. If needed I will administer a local anesthetic or nerve block so we can confirm whether the pain is originating from a certain area. If the pain disappears, this will confirm our initial diagnosis.
Treating Failed Knee Surgeries
Skin to Bone utilizes two methods to treat failed knee surgeries: through the injection of platelet rich plasma, or PRP, and through prolotherapy.