Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
Treating the Injured or Aging Knee – Minimally Invasive Surgery Options
When surgery is needed, you’ll have experience on your side. Our orthopedic doctors perform hundreds of arthroscopic surgeries annually at Lederman Kwartowitz Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in West Bloomfield and Farmington Hills, Michigan. Collectively, they have performed more than 20,000 orthopedic surgeries.
Dr. Lederman, Dr. Kwartowitz, and Dr. O'Keefe have proven success in returning athletes back to their sports. The average healing time is 6 to 9 months for ACL reconstruction before athletes are fully cleared to return to full activity, particularly collision or contact sports.
Arthroscopic Surgery to Address Meniscus Tears
Drs. Lederman, Kwartowitz, and O'Keefe expertly repair or trim meniscus tears during a brief outpatient procedure. The minimally-invasive procedure usually is done through two small incisions and takes about 15 minutes. On average, patients are back to unlimited activity 6-8 weeks after arthroscopic surgery. With MLS laser therapy, healing time can be reduced by 50%.
ACL Surgical Repair
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is the most frequently injured ligament in the knee. Almost all ACL repairs require a graft to fix the tear and make the ligament stronger. In young patients, we can use the patient’s own hamstring tissue. For those whose tissue can’t be used, Dr. O'Keefe uses the best tissue bank in the world for grafting substitutes.
At Lederman Kwartowitz Center for Orthopedics, we use the newest technology and the latest arthroscopic techniques to repair knee ligaments. The minimally-invasive procedure usually takes less than one hour. The benefits of minimally invasive procedures are shorter operative time, less tissue trauma and pain, and faster recovery.
Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be glad to answer your questions about orthopedic surgery, including arthroscopic knee surgery and ACL repair. For an evaluation at a time that’s convenient for you, call (248) 669-2000 or request an appointment online now.