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Knee Pain

There are many causes for Knee pain. Patients who typically come to Breakthru Clinic have already seen an orthopedic surgeon and have exhausted all available options. Patients have had Patellar Tendon Repair or Knee arthroscopy or Knee replacement and continue to have pain despite surgery or are deemed not to be candidates for surgery. The main nerves that sense pain in the knee are: Saphenous Nerve, Genicular Nerves, Femoral Nerve & Sciatic Nerve.

Steps in Diagnosing & Managing your Knee Pain:

  1. Clinical Examination

  2. Diagnostic Nerve Block(Ultrasound Guided): To identify which nerve is irritated

  3. Therapeutic Options: Radio Frequency Ablation (https://www.mycoolief.com/)/Peripheral Nerve Stimulator (http://stimwave.com/mobile/)

Dr. Kalava is the only physician in Florida who can treat Knee Pain caused by nerve irritation by using his exceptional ultrasound skills.

Unlike regular pain doctors, Dr. Kalava only focuses on extremities, joints, pelvic and truncal pain and Only utilizes ultrasound to perform any required procedures, eliminating harmful radiation (X-ray) exposure.