Knee Treatment & Care
I work with patients to develop a personalized treatment plan to help them achieve their best possible outcome.
Dr. Keller is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with extensive, fellowship-level training in both advanced arthroscopic and open surgery of the knee. Knee injuries are very common, and Dr. Keller evaluates many patients each day who sustain such injuries. The knee joint is made up of the end of the femur bone (thigh bone), end of the tibia bone (shin bone), patella (kneecap), cartilage that lines the bone, ligaments, and meniscii (pads that sit between the two bones). The knee withstands tremendous forces with everyday activities. On occasion, too much force through the knee (during a sports injury, for example) may lead to injury to one or more of these structures.
Dr. Keller had extensive training treating knee injuries as a resident at the University of Virginia and as a fellow at the Santa Monica Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group in Los Angeles. In Los Angeles, Dr. Keller cared for dozens of Division I college and professional athletes. For each patient, Dr. Keller performs a detailed review of each patient’s injury as well as a physical exam to assess each patient. If necessary, Dr. Keller obtains x-rays and/or an MRI to further evaluate the structures in the knee. Most patients may benefit from non-surgical management for injuries in the knee, including a dedicated physical therapy program and possibly bracing. For those patients who require surgery, the goal is to relieve pain, provide stability, and prevent the onset of arthritis. Surgical procedures in the knee, including ligament (such as ACL reconstruction), cartilage, and meniscus surgery, have evolved tremendously over the last 10 years. Dr. Keller endorses and practices the newest, evidence-based techniques, as there is ample evidence that supports recent advances in ACL reconstruction, meniscal preservation surgery, and articular cartilage restoration.
Dr. Keller considers each patient’s lifestyle and unique circumstances in life when formulating a treatment plan. The patient always shares in the decision-making process with Dr. Keller because some patients have different goals than others. If Dr. Keller thinks that the patient will benefit from surgery, he will discuss the rationale for the procedure and also explain the rehabilitation process in detail.
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