You depend on healthy knees to keep you moving, whether for competitive sports or simply to walk through the grocery store. And there’s a lot to keep healthy in this complex joint—bones, ligaments, tendons, cartilage and the surrounding muscles all play a role. Knee problems have a variety of causes, from weak hip muscles leading to misalignment of the patella (kneecap) to a sharp blow that injures the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament).
At Mills-Peninsula Medical Center, we treat a wide range of conditions including:
- ACL tear
- IT band syndrome
- Meniscus injuries
- Patellofemoral injuries
We offer a wide spectrum of care options to restore mobility and reduce pain. Some conditions can be successfully treated with physical therapy or steroid injections, but severe damage may require more complex solutions like cartilage implantation, microfracture surgery or a partial or full knee replacement. For torn ligaments or tendons, surgeons offer the latest in ACL reconstruction, meniscus repair and quadriceps tendon repair.
Knee Replacement Class is a free, hour and a half class about what to expect before,
during and after your hospital stay. These classes are specifically designed for people
who are going to undergo surgery at the Mills-Peninsula Medical Center.
For more information on considering or preparing for a joint replacement surgery, or to find out more about the Joint Center at Mills-Peninsula, please call the patient navigator at (650) 696-5522.