Knee Surgery

Ryan Taylor, MD

Orthopedics & Sports Medicine located in Lehi, UT & Orem, UT

Ryan Taylor, MD, with an office in Orem and two in Lehi, Utah, provides comprehensive care when you need relief from chronic knee pain. Experienced orthopedic surgeon Dr. Taylor is highly skilled in identifying the root cause of your knee dysfunction or pain and can determine if you’re a candidate for minimally invasive or open knee surgery. If you’re looking for relief from chronic knee pain, schedule a knee surgery consultation at the office nearest you online or by phone today.

Knee Surgery Q & A

Why would I need knee surgery?

Knee surgery is often the last-resort treatment for chronic knee pain that results from degenerative disease or injury. 

As a skilled orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Taylor can determine if knee surgery is the best treatment option for getting you long-term pain relief and increased function in your knee joint.

You could be a candidate for knee surgery for chronic knee pain or to treat issues like:

  • Fracture
  • Dislocation
  • Torn meniscus
  • Patella-femoral instability
  • Damaged anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)

Based on the type of condition, the severity of your pain, and the extent of joint damage you have in your knee, Dr. Taylor customizes a surgical plan to fit your needs.

What types of knee surgery is available?

As a skilled orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Taylor offers several surgeries to address knee issues. In many cases, he’s able to repair or replace damaged knee joints using minimally invasive arthroscopy.

Arthroscopy is a surgical technique that requires only small incisions around the knee to access the joint. Through these incisions, Dr. Taylor inserts a slender instrument with an attached camera that provides real-time images of your inner knee.

These images allow Dr. Taylor to see your knee joint close up and make repairs or replace a joint with the highest level of precision.

If you’re not a candidate for minimally invasive surgery, Dr. Taylor offers traditional open surgeries to repair or replace damaged structures in the knee. 

Open surgery requires more downtime for a full recovery but is still a viable option for treating chronic knee pain from disease or trauma.

What are the benefits of knee replacement surgery?

When your knee joint is severely damaged by an injury or deformed by a chronic disease and isn’t treatable with conventional therapies, Dr. Taylor will recommend a knee replacement surgery.

During an open or minimally invasive knee replacement surgery, Dr. Taylor removes all or part of your knee joint. He replaces it with an artificial joint that works just like your natural one.

For many, a knee replacement is highly effective in immediately relieving chronic pain and disability. This type of surgery provides long-lasting pain relief and significantly improves the function and range of motion in your knee joint.

To find out if you’re a candidate for knee surgery, schedule a consultation at the office of Ryan Taylor, MD, online or by phone today.