Knee

Knee Conditions

Knee injuries can disturb the normal functioning of the joint. This can result in knee pain, weakness, instability, and limited movement. With longer life expectancy and greater activity levels, joint replacement is being performed in greater numbers on patients thanks to new advances in artificial joint technology provided by Dr. James Shapiro.

This joint is formed by two or more bones that are connected by thick bands of tissue called ligaments.

The knee is the largest joint in the body and is made up of three main parts:

  • The lower end of the thigh bone, or femur.

  • The upper end of the shin bone, or tibia.

  • The kneecap, or patella.

At some time in life, you may experience knee pain.

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Knee Treatments

Dr. Shapiro approach his recommendations to patient with a conservative, non-surgical approach and only when all other treatments are not correcting the condition will he recommend surgical treatment.  Some conditions may be so serious that surgical treatment is the only recommendation but Dr. Shapiro will always discuss your treatment options thoroughly with you to allow you the opportunity to make the  most informed decision regarding your hip care.

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