Sam Akhavan, MD
Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Doctor
Arthroscopy Surgeon for Knee & Shoulder Surgery, Pain and Injuries
What is Knee Arthroscopy?
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Knee Pain is amongst the most common complaint seen in athletic populations. An orthopedic doctor specializing in knee pain, Dr. Akhavan sees patients in several different locations in Pittsburgh, PA. While most of these injuries can be treated without an operation, some injuries are serious enough to require surgery.
Dr. Akhavan specializes in the treatment of complex knee injuries and is able to treat nearly all of these injuries listed below through a minimally invasive technique known as arthroscopy.
Meniscal Tears are the most common injury of the knee requiring surgery. Most meniscal tears can be trimmed with a quick return to all activities. Occasionally, these tears can even be repaired. Click below for a description of meniscal tears
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tears
ACL tears are common among young athletes, with most requiring surgery. Following a surgical reconstruction, most patients are able to return to their sport by the following season.
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Knee Pain and Knee Injuries are our specialty
Cartilage is the smooth lining of the knee joint. As such, injuries to this vital structure can be devasting to many athletes. Dr. Akhavan is trained to treat cartilage injuries with the most cutting edge techniques.
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OTHER INJURIES OF THE KNEE
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Anterior Knee Pain
Hamstring Strains and Tears
Iliotibial Band (ITB) Syndrome
Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprains
Osteoarthris of the Knee
Pes Anserine Bursitis
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Arthritis is a difficult problem to manage in younger patients. In select younger patients, a high tibial osteotomy may result in significant pain relief while allowing a continued highly active lifestyle.
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High Tibial Osteotomy for Single Compartment Arthritis