Knee Pain

Knee pain is a common condition affecting individuals from different age groups. It not only affects movement but also impacts the quality of life of the individual. An injury or disease of the knee joint or any structure surrounding the knee can result in knee pain. Some of the common causes include arthritis, knee ligament injuries, torn meniscus and dislocated kneecap. A precise diagnosis of the underlying cause is important to develop an appropriate treatment plan.

The knee is one of the largest joints in the body, formed by the lower end of the femur, upper end of the tibia and the patella or knee cap. Several ligaments and muscles attach to the bones of the knee joint to maintain normal motion of the joint. Special cartilaginous tissues known as menisci are placed between the two articular ends of the joint. These act as a cushion between the articular surfaces and absorb the shock during movement. The soft tissues of the knee joint include anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) and collateral ligaments.

Conditions

  • Meniscus Tear
    The meniscus is a “pad” of cartilage that evens out the distribution of weight on the bones in your knee joints. You have two in each knee.

  • Articular Cartilage Defect
    Damage to the joint surface of the knee is extremely common. The surface of the knee is covered with cartilage – called the articular cartilage.

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tear
    The knee joins your upper leg bone (the femur) with the lower leg bone (the tibia) in a joint that’s strong and flexible.

  • Patellofemoral Instability
    Shoulder Joint Replacement Patellofemoral Instability results from one or more dislocations or partial dislocations, also called subluxations.

Procedures

  • Arthroscopy of the Knee Joint
    Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure in which an arthroscope is inserted into a joint. Arthroscopy is a term that comes from two Greek words, arthro-, meaning joint, and -skopein, meaning to examine.

  • ACL Reconstruction
    The knee joins your upper leg bone (the femur) with the lower leg bone (the tibia) in a joint that’s strong and flexible.

  • Robotic Partial Knee Replacement
    With advancements in the medical field and the robotics field, it only makes sense that the two would merge, and that is a prime example of what robotic knee surgery is.

  • Patellofemoral Realignment
    Medial patellofemoral ligament realignment is a surgical procedure indicated in patients with severe patellar instability. Medial patellofemoral ligament is a band of tissue that extends from the femoral medial epicondyle to the superior aspect of the patella.

Testimonials

  • ACL Reconstruction Surgery Patient Story – Sidney – Dr. Steven Struhl
  • Partial Knee Replacement Testimonial by Joy
  • Knee Arthroscopy Patient Story of Mr. Ed
  • Partial Knee Replacement – 5 weeks Post Op
“My knee wasn’t working properly. It kept getting locked up, and then it would get inflamed. This happened over and over again. I went to another doctor, but he didn’t take an interest in my case like Dr. Struhl did. He really cared, and knew exactly what was going on. He has great communication with his patients. The best part? Now I’m running and biking again!”

– A. Kemp, New York, NY
ACL reconstruction

“We’re like the Dr. Struhl referral service. My husband and I have sent three people there. I trust him; he’s great. So is his bedside manner. He’s not dry toast like some other doctors. And he’s got the world’s best office staff. They’ll get you in to see the doctor even if he’s busy. They always answer the phone too, not like one of those answering services. Honestly, he is a really good surgeon, because he does so much of it. Yet he’s not looking to send you under the knife. He always looks for other options first.”

– K. Terrill, New York, NY
Arthroscopic knee surgery

“I almost needed a cane to walk. The pain started to subside, but I knew it wouldn’t get better on its own. My general practitioner recommended Dr. Struhl to me. I liked that he explained the procedure in detail and even showed me a DVD of the same operation that he was going to perform on me, so I knew exactly what was going to happen. He even took photos during my operation so I could see first-hand what he did. The pain now is totally gone, and I can still ride my motorcycle!”

– S. DiLorenzo, New York, NY
Torn meniscus

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