Knee Arthritis Specialist

Sumit Dewanjee, MD -  - Orthopedic Surgery

FXRX Inc.

Sumit Dewanjee, MD

Orthopedic Surgery located in Tempe, AZ

Arthritis may affect any joint in your body, but knee arthritis is a common source of joint inflammation and pain that affects mobility and the quality of life. At FXRX Inc. in Tempe and Chandler, Arizona, Sumit Dewanjee, MD, an experienced board-certified orthopedic surgeon, specializes in treating knee arthritis, offering conservative and surgical options. Call the office or schedule a consultation online today.

Knee Arthritis Q&A

What is knee arthritis?

Knee arthritis is inflammation and pain that affects the knee joint. Though arthritis can affect any joint in the body, the knee is highly susceptible because of the amount of stress it endures on a daily basis.

There are many types of arthritis. For most people, knee arthritis develops from osteoarthritis, also known as wear-and-tear arthritis. 

The inflammation, swelling, and pain that affects the knee from arthritis make everyday activities like walking and climbing stairs difficult. While there’s no cure for arthritis, Dr. Dewanjee offers many effective treatments to ease knee pain and improve mobility.

What are the symptoms of knee arthritis?

Knee arthritis symptoms vary in type and severity. Initially, symptoms may be mild and not very concerning. But arthritis, no matter the type, is a progressive condition, and symptoms worsen over time.

Common symptoms of knee arthritis include:

  • Pain and tenderness
  • Swelling, stiffening, and inflammation
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Worsening of pain during weight-bearing activities
  • Weakness in the knees

Getting an early diagnosis and treatment for your knee arthritis may prevent or delay the worsening of your symptoms and the need for surgical intervention.

How is knee arthritis diagnosed?

Dr. Dewanjee is an experienced and patient-centered orthopedic surgeon. He conducts a comprehensive evaluation when you come in with concerns about knee arthritis. 

He asks detailed questions about your symptoms, including the type and location of your pain and the activities that make your pain worse or better. He also asks how your knee arthritis affects your daily routine and your active lifestyle.

After reviewing your medical history, Dr. Dewanjee examines your knee, testing strength, flexibility, and range of motion. He may also perform diagnostic tests to confirm or rule out a diagnosis, such as blood work, X-ray, or MRI.

What are the treatments for knee arthritis?

Dr. Dewanjee provides many treatment options for knee arthritis. He customizes your treatment plan based on the severity of your symptoms and knee damage, as well as your lifestyle. 

Knee arthritis treatment options include:

  • Viscosupplementation
  • Orthopedic bracing
  • Steroid injections
  • Regenerative medicine with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or stem cells

When conservative medical care fails to provide adequate relief from your knee arthritis symptoms, Dr. Dewanjee may recommend knee replacement surgery. Dr. Dewanjee customizes your knee replacement surgery to get you the best possible outcomes.

To schedule your knee arthritis consultation, call FXRX Inc. or book an appointment online today.