The knee is vulnerable to a number of injuries and conditions because of its inability to rotate in every direction, and because it also provides our bodies with the means to run, squat, jump, and turn, it is susceptible to overuse or degeneration. For this reason, the knee is oftentimes treated by orthopedic surgeons and doctors who specialize in treating knee injuries and conditions as well as joint replacement surgery or sports medicine care.
Our knee experts at Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Dennis K. Collis, MD, S. Blake Dowdle, MD, Rudolf G. Hoellrich, MD, Brian A. Jewett, MD, Michael C. Koester, MD, Lucas Korcek, MD, Brick A. Lantz, MD, Mark E. Mildren, MD, Craig G. Mohler, MD, Steven N. Shah, MD, Matthew S. Shapiro, MD, Timothy A. Straub, MD, and Jeffrey M. Tuman, MD, are regionally recognized for their advanced knowledge and skill in assessing, diagnosing, and treating the knee. Additionally, our knee surgeons are experts in performing both simple and complex knee procedures, such as knee replacement surgery or knee arthroscopy.
Utilizing Mako® Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology for joint replacement, our knee surgeons at Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine are expanding their expertise and care by offering this innovative approach to knee replacement surgery at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center. By using the robot to aid in the procedure, robotic-assisted joint replacements offer patients an exact, personalized surgical plan and allow for advanced precision when placing the implant.
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If you are unsuccessful in treating your knee pain with the R.I.C.E. method (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) and you experience any of the following symptoms, it is recommended that you schedule time with a knee specialist:
At Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, our specialty-trained knee providers have extensive expertise, experience, and training in treating a vast array of common and complex knee injuries and conditions. Whether you have a condition or injury that can be treated with conservative treatment or one that may require surgery, such as a knee replacement or knee arthroscopy, you can expect that our knee experts will thoroughly explain your condition or injury and the treatment options available to you and address any question you may have.
To schedule an appointment with one of our knee specialists at Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine at our Eugene or RiverBend Pavilion location, please call (541) 743-4102 or request an appointment online.