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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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West Des Moines

6001 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50266

Departments

Physician & Sports Medicine Clinics

Mon – Fri 8am – 5pm

Interventional Physiatry & Spine Center

Mon – Fri 8am – 5pm

MRI

Mon – Fri 6am – 7:30pm, Sat – Sun 8am – 4pm

Urgent Injury Clinic 

Mon – Th 10am – 6pm, Fri 10am – 5pm, Sat 8am – 12pm

Physical & Hand Therapy

Mon – Fri 7am – 7pm

Ankeny

350 NE 36th Street
Ankeny, IA 50021

Departments

Physician & Sports Medicine Clinics

Mon – Fri 8am – 5pm

Interventional Physiatry

Mon – Fri 8am – 5pm

MRI

Mon – Fri 6am – 7:30pm, Sat – Sun 8am – 4pm

Urgent Injury Clinic

Mon – Fri 7am – 3pm, Sat 8am – 12pm

Physical & Hand Therapy

Mon – Fri 7am – 7pm

Des Moines

1301 Penn Ave., Suite 213
Des Moines, Iowa 50316

Departments

Physician & Sports Medicine Clinics

Mon – Fri 8am – 4:30pm

Physical & Hand Therapy

Mon – Fri 7am – 7pm

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