Advanced Knee Procedures in Houston, TX

Knee Arthroscopy

A knee arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure. During this operation, our surgeon will make a small incision in your knee and insert a fiber-optic camera. They may make additional incisions to facilitate the placement of tiny surgical instruments.

Knee arthroscopy is used to diagnose and treat a variety of conditions. Our orthopedic team in Houston can “clean up” soft-tissue damage, bone fragments, and other minor structural issues within the knee.

ACL Reconstruction

If you have torn the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), then you will need an ACL reconstruction procedure—which is performed by our orthopedic specialists in Houston. ACL injuries usually occur as a result of participation in sports or recreational activities.

During an ACL reconstruction, our surgeon will remove the damaged ligament and replace it by grafting a piece of tendon onto your knee. The material may come from a cadaver or from a tendon in your own knee. Our team will secure the material to your bones with fasteners or screws.

MAKO/Partial Knee Resurfacing

At INOV8 Orthopedics, we use only the latest technologies, such as MAKO, to treat our patients. This equipment allows us to perform robotic-assisted knee surgeries like partial knee resurfacing.

During resurfacing, our team will target the area of your knee that has been damaged by osteoarthritis. With MAKO, we can preserve the natural tissue and bone of the knee joint while also removing the damaged surface.

ORIF Fracture Repair

Open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) is a specific method used to repair fractures. When performed on the knee, this procedure is referred to as ORIF of the patella (i.e., the kneecap).

At the start of the procedure, our surgeon will perform “open reduction” by making an incision to expose the bone. Once they set the bone, they will then perform “internal fixation,” which involves the placement of plates or screws to facilitate recovery.