Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon Providing Knee Pain Treatments for Active Individuals in Lafayette, LA & Surrounding Communities
Knee pain can have many causes. Whether nagging discomfort is diminishing your quality of life, or you recently sustained a traumatic injury, you should seek a proper diagnosis from an orthopedic knee specialist. Identifying the underlying issue is essential to ensure appropriate treatment.
For a comprehensive assessment of your knee pain, you can turn with confidence to Peter D. Vizzi, MD. With an office conveniently located in Lafayette, Louisiana, Dr. Vizzi is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who offers both conservative and surgical treatment options for a variety of conditions that cause knee pain. Dr. Vizzi can work with you to develop a customized treatment plan designed to get you back into the game – whatever your game might be.
Your hardworking knee joint consists of an intricate system of muscles, ligaments, tendons, bones, and cartilage. All of these components must seamlessly work together for proper and pain-free knee function. Because each component can be affected by injury, overuse, degeneration, and daily wear and tear, there are many factors that can lead to knee pain, and Dr. Vizzi can help you get to the bottom of yours.
After discussing your symptoms and lifestyle, performing a physical exam, and reviewing your imaging studies (X-rays can be performed onsite at Dr. Vizzi’s office, and he can order CT or MRI scans as needed), Dr. Vizzi can pinpoint the source of your discomfort. For instance, some common causes of knee pain include:
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries
- Iliotibial (IT) band syndrome
- Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injuries
- Medial collateral ligament (MCL) injuries
- Lateral collateral ligament (LCL) injuries
- Meniscal tears
- Knee Bursitis and Tendonitis
- Patellofemoral Pain
- Osteoarthritis of the knee
- Knee Fractures
- Knee Sprains
- Knee cartilage injuries
- Osgood-Schlatter disease
Dr. Vizzi is an experienced surgeon who performs advanced arthroscopy or, if needed, knee replacement procedures for individuals who ultimately elect surgical treatment. In general, however, he views surgery as a last resort. His goal is to help his patients find relief from knee pain using the most conservative approach that is effective. For instance, many people benefit from physical therapy, bracing, medications, and/or knee injections, sometimes to the point that they no longer feel the need to pursue surgery.
If you’d like to learn more, contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Vizzi at his office in Lafayette, LA. As an active athlete and skilled surgeon, Dr. Vizzi can offer you the benefit of his experience when providing you with personalized advice regarding your knee pain treatment options.