Knee Replacement Specialist

Jonathan T. Nassos, M.D. -  - Orthopaedic Surgeon

Jonathan T. Nassos, M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine located in Los Angeles, CA & Sherman Oaks, CA

Knee pain, whether caused by injury, wear-and-tear, or an orthopaedic issue, can prevent you from participating in your everyday activities. At Nassos Orthopaedic Surgery in the Beverly Grove area, Los Angeles, California, the orthopaedic specialists diagnose knee problems and pinpoint the cause of your knee pain. If you have problems walking, getting in or out of chairs, and climbing stairs, you may need a knee replacement. Schedule an appointment online, or call the practice today to get started with personalized knee pain treatment.

Knee Replacement Q & A

What causes knee pain?

Knee pain can come from injury, repetitive movements, chronic wear-and-tear, or medical conditions such as arthritis, gout, or infection. The knee contains main structures to properly support the joint and if one or more of the structures is compromised, it can cause pain throughout your knee.

Doctors at Nassos diagnose the cause of your knee pain during an evaluation based on the type of pain you’re experiencing along with the location of the pain.

What are the signs of a knee injury?

You should never ignore knee pain as a knee injury can lead to pain and injury in your back, ankles, feet, and hips. Call the medical team at Nassos if you experience knee pain or any of the following signs of knee injuries for more than two or three days:

  • Swelling 
  • Limping
  • Weakness
  • Bruising
  • “Popping” or clicking noises in the knee joint
  • Stiffness
  • Decreased range of motion

How is knee pain treated?

Knee pain treatment varies depending on the diagnosis and severity of the pain. If your knee pain is mild, the team will recommend nonsurgical knee treatments, including physical therapy, hot or cold therapy, and anti-inflammatory medications. If your knee pain is moderate-to-severe, such as knee pain caused by osteoarthritis, and X-rays indicate damaged bone or cartilage, your doctor may recommend a knee replacement.

What is a knee replacement?

Knee replacement surgery (knee arthroplasty) is a surgical procedure that involves the replacement of damaged bone and cartilage from your knee with an artificial joint made of metal, plastic, and polymer. To determine whether a knee replacement is the right treatment for you, your orthopaedic surgeon at Nassos will assess your knee’s stability and strength and range of motion while reviewing X-rays of the damage.

What results are expected after a knee replacement?

About three to six weeks after knee replacement surgery, most people can resume their daily activities. 

Most people experience improved mobility, pain relief, and overall better quality of life after a knee replacement. Knee replacements typically last more than 15 years.

To schedule a knee exam with the team at Nassos Orthopaedic Surgery, book online, or call now.