Knee conditions normally involve disease or injury that 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 the orthopedic surgeons at Peninsula Bone & Joint Clinic. 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.
Normally, all of the parts of the knee joint work together and the joint moves easily and without pain. However, disease or injury can disturb the normal functioning of a joint, which can result in knee pain, muscle weakness, and limited movement.
And with longer life expectancies and greater activity levels, joint replacement is being performed in greater numbers on younger patients thanks to new advances in artificial joint technology.
Dr. Paul Abeyta ~ Specializing in Sports Medicine & Orthopedics
““I believe that excellent outcomes can be achieved with clear communication and treatment plans that are tailored to the individual needs of the patient. I emphasize injury prevention and utilize a multidisciplinary team which includes highly trained physical therapists. Careful diagnostic evaluation, compassionate care, and application of current medical information and surgical technique are all important for returning patients to their pre-injury level of activity.”
Dr. Paul Abeyta is a board-certified, orthopedic and Sports Medicine surgeon treating patients at Peninsula Bone & Joint Clinic in Burlingame, California.
Treatments Highlights – Sports Medicine – Subchondroplasty
Zimmer – SCP Procedure
The SCP® Procedure is a minimally-invasive surgery that targets and fills subchondral bone defects, often referred to as Bone Marrow Lesions (BML). These often-painful defects are in the spongy cancellous bone that underlies the cortical bone. The procedure is usually performed along with arthroscopy (“scoping”) of the nearby joint, allowing your surgeon to visualize and treat findings inside the joint.
Dr. Robert Detch ~ Specializing in Total Joint Replacement of the Knee & Hip
““I am dedicated to improving the lives of my patients and their families. With every orthopedic consult comes the opportunity to restore the important activities in the lives of my patients. Restoring a patient’s musculoskeletal function has such a powerful and dramatic affect on their lives. What I find especially rewarding are the most challenging cases, and especially when patients feel their lives will never be the same and through surgical care, I can give them the life that they want back to them again. As an extension of my service in the US Navy, I am additionally fortunate to have the opportunity to train Orthopaedic Residents in the Operating Room and treat injured and wounded veterans at our local Bay Area ~ VA Palo Alto and VA San Francisco Medical Centers. Remaining active in the restoring of daily activities in the lives of our wounded service members is one of the core focuses of my practice.”
Dr. Robert Detch is a board-certified, orthopedic surgeon treating Shoulder, Elbow, Sports-related Injuries, Knee and Hip conditions, and specializing in Innovative Treatment Options for Knee & Hip Replacement patients.
Treatments Highlights – Total Knee Replacement
VERILAST Knee Replacement
Our LEGION◊ CR Knee with VERILAST Technology was lab-tested to simulate the number of steps the average person takes in 30 years.1-7 Verilast Knee OXINIUM◊ + XLPE VERILAST◊ Technology. If knee replacement is in your future, you’ve come to the right place to learn about one of the truly significant advancements in joint replacement materials in the past 20 yearsVERILAST Knee Technology. It’s important to remember that not every knee implant is the same.
VERILAST Knee Technology directly addresses one of the most commonly cited concerns associated with knee replacement implants, implant wear. Whether or not to undergo knee replacement surgery is a very important decision. No matter how statistically safe and successful knee replacement surgery has proven to be, every surgery has risks.
Peninsula Bone & Joint Clinic
The Orthopaedic physicians at Peninsula Bone & Joint Clinic provide comprehensive services to all members of the family.