Ask an expert: Is it possible to repair a torn minuscus?
It’s a pop heard around the world each and every day. A person is walking up stairs, enjoying
a hike or playing a game of pickup basketball when they feel something snap behind their
knee – the tell-tale sign of a torn meniscus.
Chicago Health magazine recently interviewed Dr. Patel about a cartilage restoration procedure he uses to help patients with knee pain get back to being active.
Dr. Ronak M. Patel Joins Hinsdale Orthopaedics
Dr. Patel is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine injuries for adolescents and adults. He offers a full range of care for disorders of the knee and shoulder as well as athletic injuries of the ankle and elbow.
With a special interest in complex knee disorders. Dr. Patel is among the few physicians in Chicago performing advanced cartilage restoration and joint preservation procedures of the knee. He treats ACL injuries, patellar dislocations, meniscus tears, multi-ligamentous knee injuries, and knee arthritis with minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques. He is extensively trained in arthroscopic management of shoulder problems, such as impingement, rotator cuff tears, and labral tears.
Dr. Patel practices evidence-based sports medicine and believes it is essential to know when ‘not to operate’. His goal is to preserve the native joint as long as possible and to that end, he uses cartilage restoration, osteotomies to reduce stress on the joint, platelet rich plasma (PRP) injection therapy and other orthobiologic techniques to promote tissue healing and joint longevity.
Dr. Patel trained at Northwestern University and completed his fellowship at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic, working with internationally known surgeons and building his expertise in the most innovative orthopaedic procedures.
Dr. Patel will be treating patients at our Hinsdale, Westmont, and Elmhurst locations. To make an appointment with Dr. Patel or for additional information, call (630) 920-2350.
AOSSM 2015 – Latarjet talk
Dr. Patel discussing the effects of bone loss associated with shoulder dislocations.
AOSSM Specialty Day at AAOS 2015
Dr. Patel presenting to an international audience at the Sports Medicine meeting at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting.