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Knee Care

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8am–5pm
The knee is such a critical joint for movement, and our team at DMOS has the specialists you need when something isn’t quite right. Whether you suffered an injury while participating in your favorite sporting activity, or if you’ve been suffering from chronic pain for some time, we can help get you back to doing what you love, pain-free.

Common Conditions & Procedures

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction
  • IT Band (Iliotibial Band) Syndrome
  • Knee Arthritis & Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Arthroscopy (Knee Scope)
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Meniscectomy & Meniscal Repair
  • Medial Patellofemoral Ligament (MPFL) Reconstruction
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osgood-Schlatter
  • Partial Knee Replacement 
  • Patellar Tendinitis
  • Patellofemoral Syndrome (Runners Knee)
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
  • Quadriceps Tendon Rupture
  • Total Knee, Joint Replacement
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FAQ

What are common risks of knee replacements?

The risk of major complications with knee replacement is low. There is a small risk of blood clot, infection, and anesthesia complication. Occasionally, patients have some continued discomfort in the knee after surgery. Speak to your surgeon about concerns.

What is the average age of a total knee replacement candidate?

Age is not a major consideration in a total knee replacement. The severity of the patient’s pain and restriction in activities is the primary consideration.

How do I know if my knee pain is serious?

When to see a doctor:

  • Can’t bear weight on your knee or feel as if your knee is unstable (gives out).
  • Have marked knee swelling.
  • Are unable to fully extend or flex your knee.
  • See an obvious deformity in your leg or knee.
  • Have a fever, in addition to redness, pain and swelling in your knee.

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What can I do to help relieve knee pain?

Do use “RICE.” Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE) is good for knee pain caused by a minor injury or an arthritis flare. Give your knee some rest, apply ice to reduce swelling, wear a compression bandage, and keep your knee elevated.

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Joint, bone or ligament injuries require expert orthopedic care to guide you on the best course of treatment. Treatment may involve consultation, medication, splints, casts, physical therapy and/or surgical procedures.
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Our doctors have advanced training in their respective specialties

All of our doctors are Board Certified or Board Eligible. Additionally, our Physician Assistants and Physical & Hand Therapy teams are the best in their field which allows DMOS to be the preferred choice for comprehensive orthopedic care in central Iowa.