At BajaOrtho we specialize in the treatment of:

  • Osteoarthritis: Loss of cartilage of the hip joint that eventually leads to bone rubbing on bone and destruction of the joint
  • Gout: A common form of arthritis that causes swollen, red, hot and stiff joints. Gout is caused when uric acid builds up in your body
  • Bursitis or Tendinitis: Occurs with overuse and repeated pressure of the knee, such as kneeling for long periods of time
  • Kneecap dislocation: Occurs when the triangle-shaped bone covering the knee (patella) moves or slides out of place
  • Iliotibial band syndrome: A hip disorder from injury to the thick band that runs from your hip to the outside of your knee
  • Infections to the joint
  • Anterior cruciate ligament injuries: One of the most common injuries among athletes who participate in high demand sports like soccer, football, and basketball. When you injure your ACL you might hear a “popping” noise and you may feel your knee give out from under you
  • Posterior cruciate ligament injuries: The PCL is located in the back of the knee and keeps the tibia from moving backwards too far
  • Collateral ligament injuries: Athletes who participate in contact sports like football or soccer are more likely to injure their collateral ligaments. Injuries to the collateral ligaments are usually caused by a force that pushes the knee sideways
  • Distal femur (thighbone) fractures: These fractures occur either in older people whose bones are weak, or in younger people who have high-energy injuries like a car crash
  • Proximal tibia (shinbone) fractures: A fracture of the upper tibia can occur from stress or from already compromised bone
  • Meniscal tears: Meniscus injuries are injuries in the cartilage in the knee. Menisci tear in different ways and are noted by how they look and well as where the tear occurs. Sudden meniscal tears often happen during sports when players squat and twist the knee. Older people are more likely to have degenerative meniscal tears when cartilage weakens and wears thin over time
  • Osgood-Schaltter Disease: An overuse injury that occurs in the knee are of growing adolescents caused by inflammation of the tendon below the kneecap where it attaches to the shinbone
  • Patellar tendon tear: Injuries in the patellar tendon are common among people who play running or jumping sports

Some of the most common procedures include:

  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Implant Revision
  • ACL/PCL Repair
  • Meniscus Repair
  • Tendon/Ligament Repair
  • Knee Reconstruction
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Open Fracture Reduction