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Austin Orthopedics

Dr. Christopher Jimenez is a highly respected orthopedic doctor Austin, TX relies on for effective treatment of painful knee and hip conditions. Dr. Jimenez and the fully trained and experienced healthcare team at Joint Pain Orthopedics specialize in minimally invasive joint replacement surgery.

The impressive staff of professional Austin orthopedics specialists at Joint Pain Orthopedics provides a wide range of operative and non-operative treatment options for those suffering from knee or hip pain due arthritis, trauma, or any other condition or ailment. 

 

Knee Arthritis

Your knee is composed of three bones:

  • Femur (thigh bone)
  • Tibia (shin bone)
  • Patella (kneecap)

These bones come together to form your knee, with a layer of cartilage forming the surface of the knee joints. Arthritis is the progressive destruction after years of heavy use or some trauma or accident.

Knee Arthritis Treatments

The staff of orthopedic healthcare professionals at Joint Pain Orthopedics offers a variety of treatment options for arthritic knees, depending on the severity of arthritis, and the patient’s age, weight, and overall health. Dr. Jimenez is one of the leading knee replacement surgeons in the country, using a minimally invasive approach.

 

Knee Tendon Injuries

The quadriceps tendon attaches to the top of the kneecap, or the patella. The patellar tendon connects the lower end of the patella to the upper end of the tip of the shin bone, known as the tibia. This configuration of muscle and bone is what allows you to bend and straighten your knee.

Tendon pain is typically felt at the front of the knee after a period of repetitive use of the knee and is most often associated with those who participate in sports.

Traumatic Tendon Tears

A partial or full tear of the patellar tendon occurs when extreme trauma happens to the knee joint, as in a fall or contact in a sports-related activity. Full patellar tendon tears will likely result in the inability to straighten out the leg. Knee tendons can also tear from chronic knee tendonitis that will weaken the area and make it susceptible to tendon tears.

Tendonitis

Tendonitis occurs when the tendon experiences degenerative changes due to repetitive micro-trauma. Tendonitis creates diminished structural integrity in the knee and increases your chances of rupturing the tendon, which will generally require surgery to repair.

 

Knee Ligament Injuries

The ligaments in your knee are responsible for the stability of the joint. The primary ligaments that make up the knee are cruciate ligaments and collateral ligaments.

Injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) are common for both contact and non-contact sports like football, soccer, and basketball. Meniscus tears and cartilage injuries can also occur with ACL injuries. Collateral ligaments act as vital structures for the stability of your knee. Stretched or scarred collateral ligaments (MCL and LCL) can develop in knees with arthritis.

Treatment for Knee Ligament Injuries

Knee replacement and reconstruction surgeries will increase stability and mobility for knees with ligament injuries. Knee surgery may also lessen the chances of you developing cartilage and meniscus damage over time.

Dr. Jimenez is among the nation’s leading surgeons specializing in minimally invasive joint replacement surgery and an Austin orthopedic doctor Austin trusts.

 

Hip Arthritis

Your hip is made up of two bones:

  • The femur, the ball on top of your thigh bone
  • The acetabulum, the socket portion of your pelvis

Much like your knees, the cartilage in your hip forms the surface of the joint and arthritis can form as the layer of cartilage deteriorates.

Hip Arthritis Treatment Options

Osteotomy is a surgical option to preserve the remaining cartilage, and other procedures performed to remove the excess bone with arthroscopy.

If you have a severe case of hip arthritis that requires hip replacement surgery, Dr. Jimenez is a highly trained and experienced surgeon known for a minimally invasive anterior approach to hip replacement surgery or total hip arthroplasty.

 

Contact Joint Pain Orthopedics Today

Dr. Jimenez leads a team of qualified Austin orthopedics specialists dedicated to the treatment of joint pain through non-operative and minimally invasive replacement surgery. Contact the orthopedic doctor Austin TX trusts today for complete information on the wide range of orthopedic treatment solutions or to schedule your next appointment.

What we Treat

Knee Treatments
Knee Arthritis
Knee Tendon Injuries
Knee Ligament Injuries
Meniscus Tears

Hip Treatments
Hip Arthritis
Hip Labrum Tears
Hip Impingement
Hip Dysplasia
Avascular Necrosis
Fractures

Reviews

Jay Mcfarland
15:06 18 Feb 20
I can not understate how much I would recommend Dr.Jimenez. I have been to a lot of doctors for my knees. Dr. Jimenez is the best. I had Bi-lateral knee replacement on Dec 30,2019. I was up and walking on day 2. Two weeks out walking with little assistance other than a cane. Most importantly, PAIN FREE! I honestly didnt think that would ever be possible again. I would recommend him to anyone. His staff is top notch. Very friendly and professional. They made me feel comfortable and kept me informed on what to expect throughout the process. Thankyou so much Naomi,Henry and Dr.jimenez! Yall are a Godsend!read more
Andrea Stearns
01:01 11 Dec 19
Dr. Jimenez is an exceptional surgeon and an incredible person. He and his team go above and beyond for his patients. Dr. Jimenez replaced both my hips August 2018. Recovery was quick thanks to the surgical approach and Dr. Jimenez’s expert skill.  He is a real-life super hero!read more
Joy Pehl
19:34 04 Dec 19
Wanda Corbitt
17:50 13 Nov 19
I chose Dr. Jimenez based on the reviews. I had my first appointment with theNurse Practitioner. He was very pleasant and explained everything to me. I am still waiting for an appointment to get injections in both knees. The issue is with the Medical Assistant,Naomi. I talked with her personally and was told she hasn’t had time to get approval. I am inclined to go to a different Doctor just because of her attitude. She literally said she is only one person and injections weren’t a priority. I hope the Dr. And Nurse Practioner are aware that she is running patients off.read more
Jeff Reeder
22:46 11 Nov 19