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Your Specialized Knee Doctor in Rockville, MD

Acute Knee Pain & Knee Joint Injuries

Welcome to TOP MD in Rockville, MD, the place where patients receive personalized care for their orthopedic needs. Led by Dr. Christina Cervieri, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, our team is dedicated to providing the highest level of patient-focused care that is tailored to each individual's unique needs.

At TOP MD, we believe in building a personal relationship with our patients to better understand their concerns and devise a comprehensive treatment plan that is not just a one-size-fits-all approach. Our team includes experienced professionals who are committed to helping patients recover from knee injuries or conditions.

Dr. Cervieri is an accomplished orthopedic surgeon who has worked as a team physician for US figure skating and continues to assist in local staffing. She keeps her team on the leading-edge of orthopedic care, even offering PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) therapy in-house. She has an extensive background in knee care, ranging from meniscal repair to knee replacement surgery. Dr. Cervieri is one of the few area surgeons that is trained on, and utilizes, the cutting edge robotic technology for knee replacement surgery proven to improve knee replacement outcomes.

If you're looking for exceptional orthopedic knee care in the DC Metro area, TOP MD is here for you. Schedule your first consultation and experience the difference of comprehensive, specialized care.


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Knee Inflammation Treatment, Surgery & More

Knee Pain Treatment & Diagnosis

At TOP MD in Rockville, MD, our orthopedic knee care team is equipped to diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions that affect the knee joint. Our treatments are designed to alleviate pain, restore function, and improve your quality of life so you can return to the activities you love.

Here are some of the most common knee conditions we treat:

  • Fractures: We specialize in treating fractures of the knee, which can result from falls, sports injuries, and other traumatic events. Depending on the severity of the fracture, we may recommend conservative treatment (such as immobilization) or surgical intervention.
  • ACL and other ligament tears: The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most commonly injured ligaments in the knee. Our team has extensive experience in treating ACL tears, as well as other ligament injuries that can occur in the knee.
  • Arthritis: Knee arthritis can cause significant pain and stiffness, making it difficult to perform daily activities. We offer a range of treatments for arthritis, including medications, injections, and physical therapy.
  • Osteonecrosis: This condition occurs when there is a loss of blood supply to the bone, causing it to die and leading to pain and disability. Our team offers both non-surgical and surgical treatments for osteonecrosis, depending on the extent of the damage.
  • Meniscal tears: The meniscus is a cartilage structure that helps cushion the knee joint. Tears in the meniscus can cause pain, swelling, and limited mobility. We offer both non-surgical and surgical treatments for meniscal tears, depending on the severity of the tear.
  • Inflammation: Inflammation in the knee can be caused by a variety of factors, including injury, overuse, and underlying medical conditions. Our team will work with you to identify the cause of the inflammation and develop an appropriate treatment plan.
  • Tendonitis/bursitis: Tendonitis and bursitis are both conditions that result from inflammation of the tendons or bursae in the knee joint. Treatment may include rest, physical therapy, medications, and injections.

At TOP MD, we believe in providing personalized, patient-centered care for all of our orthopedic knee patients. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are some of the most common knee pain causes?

Some of the most frequent causes of knee pain include:

  • Injuries: Accidents or injuries that affect the knee, such as falls, sprains, or fractures, can cause significant pain and discomfort.
  • Overuse: Repeated or excessive strain on the knee joint from activities such as sports, running, or jumping can lead to pain and inflammation.
  • Arthritis: Arthritis is a condition that causes inflammation and damage to the joints, including the knee. This can lead to stiffness, pain, and limited mobility.
  • Tendinitis: Tendinitis occurs when tendons become inflamed, often due to overuse or injury.
  • Bursitis: Bursitis is an inflammation of the bursa, a fluid-filled sac that helps cushion the knee joint.
  • Meniscus tears: The meniscus is a cartilage structure in the knee joint that helps absorb shock. Tears in the meniscus can cause pain and difficulty moving the knee.

If you are experiencing knee pain, it's essential to seek medical attention promptly to identify the underlying cause and develop an appropriate treatment plan.

What is PRP therapy, and how can it help with knee pain?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a regenerative treatment that uses a patient's own blood to promote recovery. In orthopedic knee care, PRP therapy can be used to treat conditions such as arthritis, tendinitis, and meniscus tears by injecting the concentrated platelets into the affected area to stimulate the body’s natural recovery processes.

How long will I be unable to play sports after a knee injury?

It depends on the severity of the injury and the nature of the sport. In some cases, rest and physical therapy may be enough to heal the injury and allow you to return to sports. However, more severe injuries may require surgery or longer periods of rest before you can resume athletic activities.

How can I get started with the TOP knee doctor near me?

If you're looking for an experienced, board-certified physician to treat your knee injury or condition, look no further than The Orthopedic Practice MD. Dr. Cervieri is dedicated to providing personalized, high-quality care for every patient she sees.

To get started, simply book a consultation with Dr. Cervieri and her team today! They'll be happy to answer all your questions and help you get the care you need.

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