Christopher Potts, M.D.
Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine Specialist located in Midtown, Atlanta, GA & Alpharetta, GA
If you suffer from a chronic knee problem or an injury that hasn't responded to conservative approaches, knee surgery could offer you the ability to reduce daily pain and regain mobility. Christopher Potts, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon offering expert knee surgery to patients in Atlanta and Alpharetta, Georgia, can help. If you’ve tried nonsurgical treatments without long-term relief, call the office or book online to schedule a consultation.
Knee Surgery Q & A
What are the most common types of knee surgery?
The knee is a complex hinge-type joint that bears tremendous pressure during all weight-bearing activity. Competitive athletes, weekend warriors, and casual strollers alike depend upon a smooth, pain-free range of motion of the knee joint for optimal function.
When nonsurgical treatments fail to provide long-term pain relief, knee surgery can alleviate pain and restore mobility. Dr. Potts provides his patients with personalized care and utilizes the most advanced and minimally invasive surgical techniques whenever possible.
Dr. Potts has extensive experience treating knee injuries and is a leading specialist on the latest arthroscopic and minimally invasive techniques. Dr. Potts is also highly-skilled in addressing issues that affect the ligaments of your knee. Some of the most common knee surgeries performed by Dr. Potts include:
- Knee arthroscopy
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction
- Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) repair/reconstruction
- Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) reconstruction
- Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) repair/reconstruction
- Posterolateral corner (PLC) repair/reconstruction
- Meniscus repair
- Meniscus transplant
- Cartilage repair and transplantation (ACI, OATS)
- Medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction
- Tibial tubercle osteotomy (TTO) for patellar instability and maltracking
- Patellar tendon repair
- Quadriceps tendon repair
- Knee malalignment correction surgery
- Patella (kneecap) fracture repair
- Tibial plateau fracture repair
- Distal femoral fracture repair
Dr. Potts provides personalized care depending on your unique condition and surgical needs.
What is arthroscopic knee surgery?
Arthroscopic surgery is used to diagnose and treat many different knee problems, and this significant advance in joint care allows for a rapid return to improved activity.
Knee arthroscopy may relieve the painful symptoms caused by many conditions that damage the cartilage surfaces and other soft tissues surrounding the joint.
While you’re under general anesthesia, Dr. Potts makes a few small incisions for the thin arthroscopic camera, as well as for the narrow surgical instruments. Your surgery and treatment plan will be tailored to your specific injury or condition.
Ultimately, knee surgery is a very individualized decision. Patients in Atlanta or Alpharetta, Georgia, can trust the expert diagnosis and recommendations they receive from Dr. Potts. Call to schedule a consultation or use the online booking tool.