A major consequence of sports-related injuries to the knee is the high chance of developing arthritis later in life. A person can develop arthritis in the knee from an injury occurring decades ago – especially former high school and college sports athletes. Dr. Howard Marans – founder of OC Orthopedic located in Fountain Valley, CA – recommends seeking immediate sports medicine treatment for all athletic-related injuries to avoid the development of arthritis in the long term.
Damage to the knee joint can lead to accelerated joint wear and tear requiring treatment later in life. After a severe sports-related injury to the knee, it is imperative for an athlete to receive immediate treatment to ensure full recover – both in the short term and in the long term.
Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
To effectively treat a severe traumatic knee injury – and – prevent the onset of arthritis later on in an athlete’s life, arthroscopic surgery is often required.
Arthroscopic surgery is a procedure in which a small incision is made in the knee and a small camera – an arthroscope – is inserted to view the inside of the joint. Arthroscopic surgery is preferable to open joint surgery in many knee injury cases.
Knee arthroscopic surgery is used to quickly and effectively treat:
- Ligament tears
- Meniscal tears
- Damage to knee cartilage
Physical therapy and rehabilitation of the knee joint is required after surgery taking many months.
Dr. Marans has the education and clinical experience to accurately diagnose and treat the underlying cause of your pain.
- Orthopedic Residency at the University of Toronto
- Fellowship at Toronto’s Orthopedic and Arthritic Hospital
- The Doctor completed his Sports Medicine studies at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in South Australia
OC Orthopedics offers:
- Clinical experience and excellence
- Cost-effective surgical treatment
- Compassionate care
- Rapid and permanent recovery
As a leading knee specialist in Southern California, Dr. Howard Marans offers all-encompassing orthopedic diagnosis and surgical treatment.
- Medical history
- Patient history of activity
- Physical examination
Leading Knee Arthritis Doctor
OC Orthopedic is a leader in sports medicine. We provide our athletic patients with an individualized treatment plan. Each patient is unique and their special needs and concerns must be incorporated into treatment. Dr. Howard Marans has over 20 years of providing his patients with whole body care.
Our mission is to treat all patients in a professional, timely manner. Optimal outcomes depend on:
- Accurate diagnosis of the cause of pain
- Complete explanation of treatment options
- Assessing every patient’s expectations from treatment
- Precise execution of treatment plan – open reduction/internal fixation surgery or arthroscopic surgery
To schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Howard Marans, please click the icon below – or – call 714.979.8981.