Knee

Knee injuries can be painful and prevent you from doing what you enjoy. Learn how we help patients restore active lifestyles.
Atlantic Orthopaedic group provides patients comprehensive education and exceptional care through the combined knowledge, experience, and expertise of our specialty-trained knee surgeons.

Specialty-trained surgeons specialize in the knee

Knee injuries are common in athletes and often result in significant time lost as the athlete recovers. They come in a variety of types and severity and affect people of all ages and activity levels. Many result in knee arthritis over time and eventually may require knee replacement, which is the most common type of total joint replacement performed.

Dr. John Hermansdorfer

Specializes in treatment of the knee
Our Mission
Atlantic Orthopaedic Group is committed to excellence in all that we do. Our goal is to exceed patients’ expectations by providing clinical and support services that stand out as a premiere example in the community and provide optimal outcomes to each patient we serve.
Physician Assistants
Margaret Avilla, PA-C
David Harris, PA-C
Contact info
Fax Number
321-953-1893
Phone
321-768-9914
Professional Affiliations
The Florida Medical Association
Indianapolis Hand Society
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Florida Orthopedic Society
University of Kentucky Medical Alumni Association.

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Knee Treatments

The Meniscus is a rubbery cartilage disc that provides cushion, support and stability to the knee. Ligaments are structures that hold the four bones of the knee together (patella, femur, tibia, and fibula) and allow it to function properly. Common injuries include meniscus tears, ligament sprains, knee dislocations, and complete tears of the ACL, PCL, LCL, PLC, MCL, and MPFL.
The patellar tendon and quadriceps tendon connect the quadriceps muscles to the patella (knee cap) and tibia so that the knee can be straightened and allow us to walk. These tendons can suffer partial tears (e.g. tendinopathy) or complete traumatic rupture.
The articular cartilage is a specialized structure found in all joints that allows the bones to glide smoothly on one another and move without pain. Unfortunately, cartilage is frequently injured and has a poor ability to heal itself. Osteochondritis dissecans (aka OCD) is a specific type of cartilage injury to children and adolescents.
Multiple causes of degenerative joint disease (traditionally “wear and tear” of the knee) exist including chronic cartilage and meniscus injuries, untreated or severe OCD lesions, gout, pseudogout, trauma, infections and arthritis.

LIGAMENTS & MENISCUS

The Meniscus is a rubbery cartilage disc that provides cushion, support and stability to the knee. Ligaments are structures that hold the four bones of the knee together (patella, femur, tibia, and fibula) and allow it to function properly. Common injuries include meniscus tears, ligament sprains, knee dislocations, and complete tears of the ACL, PCL, LCL, PLC, MCL, and MPFL.
NONSURGICAL TREATMENTS
• Rest
• Ice
• Crutches
• Elevation
• Immobilization
• Bracing
• Physical Therapy
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SURGICAL TREATMENTS
• Meniscus Debridement
• Meniscus Repair
• Meniscus Transplantation
• Ligament Repair
• Ligament Reconstruction
• Anterior Cruciate
• Ligament (ACL) Repair/Reconstruction
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TENDONS

The patellar tendon and quadriceps tendon connect the quadriceps muscles to the patella (knee cap) and tibia so that the knee can be straightened and allow us to walk. These tendons can suffer partial tears (e.g. tendinopathy) or complete traumatic rupture.
NONSURGICAL TREATMENTS
• Rest
• Ice
• Compression
• Elevation
• Immobilization
• Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections
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SURGICAL TREATMENTS
• Patellar Tendon Repair
• Patellar Tendon
• Reconstruction
• Quadriceps Tendon Repair
• Quadriceps Tendon Reconstruction
• Hamstring Avulsion Repair (most commonly affects the hip)
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CARTILAGE

The articular cartilage is a specialized structure found in all joints that allows the bones to glide smoothly on one another and move without pain. Unfortunately, cartilage is frequently injured and has a poor ability to heal itself. Osteochondritis dissecans (aka OCD) is a specific type of cartilage injury to children and adolescents.
NONSURGICAL TREATMENTS
• Rest
• Immobilization
• Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections
• Physical Therapy
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SURGICAL TREATMENTS
• Arthroscopic (Minimally Invasive) Surgery
• Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (ACI)
• Chondroplasty
• Distal Femur Osteotomy
• High Tibial Osteotomy
• Juvenile Cartilage Transplantation (DeNovo)
• Microfracture
• OCD Repair
• Osteochondral Autograft or Allograft Transfer (OATS)
• Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy
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DEGENERATIVE

Multiple causes of degenerative joint disease (traditionally “wear and tear” of the knee) exist including chronic cartilage and meniscus injuries, untreated or severe OCD lesions, gout, pseudogout, trauma, infections and arthritis.
NONSURGICAL TREATMENTS
• Oral Anti-Inflammatory Medicines
• Cortisone Injections
• Hyaluronic Acid Injections/Visco-Supplementation
• Platelet Riche Plasma (PRP) Injections
• Physical Therapy
• Low Impact Exercise
• Weight Loss
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SURGICAL TREATMENTS
• Arthroscopic (Minimally Invasive) Surgery
• Chondroplasty
• Microfracture
• Osteochondral Transplantation (OATS)
• Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (ACI)
• Osteotomy (High Tibial or Tibial Tubercle)
• Partial Knee Replacement (Arthroplasty)
• Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty
• Patellofemoral Arthroplasty
• Total Knee Replacement
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We treat most knee injuries and conditions

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