Specialized Treatment for ACL & Meniscus Tears in Louisville, KY

ACL & Meniscus Tears Louisville KYAnterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears and meniscus tears are two of the most common sports injuries among athletes of all types. Thankfully, residents of the Louisville, Kentucky, area can turn to J. Steve Smith, M.D., at Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic for specialized sports medicine services from a true expert. Dr. Smith is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who completed his fellowship training at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, one of the most prestigious sports medicine fellowship programs in the nation.

Together with a team of physical therapists and sports rehabilitation specialists, Dr. Smith achieves optimal results for his patients while utilizing the latest advancements in care, from custom orthotics and sport-specific therapy regimens to minimally invasive procedures that reduce recovery time and post-operative discomfort. Whether your “sport” is basketball, tennis, the occasional jog around the neighborhood, or playing catch with your kids, you can be assured that your orthopedic health is in the most capable of hands with Dr. Smith.

Knee Surgery for ACL & Meniscus Tears

Surgery is the primary form of treatment for ACL tears. This injury occurs when the ACL—one of four key ligaments that stabilize the knee joint—is torn, often during sudden pivoting or jumping motions. Meniscus tears, on the other hand, can sometimes be rehabilitated with rest and conservative measures like physical therapy, but may require surgical treatment in more severe cases. A meniscus tear occurs when one of the C-shaped pieces of cartilage on either side of the knee is torn from a forceful twisting motion or sudden rotation.

Dr. Smith offers both conservative and surgical treatment options to athletes with ACL and meniscus tears. When surgery is the clinically appropriate treatment option, he leverages the latest techniques in ACL reconstruction and meniscus repair to achieve optimal results as safely as possible. In fact, Dr. Smith is a nationally renowned expert on the subject of arthroscopic surgery in the field of sports medicine. Arthroscopic surgery (arthroscopy) is a minimally invasive procedure that provides the surgeon with a detailed view of the knee joint through an arthroscope, a thin instrument with a small camera affixed to the end. Through this enhanced view, Dr. Smith can address many types of knee injuries while limiting incisions and disruption to healthy tissues.

Reserve an Appointment

If you would like to consult with Dr. Smith or any one of the skilled sports medicine physicians at Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic, you now have multiple ways to do so. You may visit us in person at one of our Louisville-area locations, or you can take advantage of our convenient orthopedic telehealth services. Telehealth allows patients to virtually consult with our sports medicine and orthopedic professionals from the comfort and safety of home by using a smart phone, tablet, or computer. We are also pleased to provide orthopedic urgent care to adolescent and adult patients with acute sports injuries, including knee injuries that impact the ACL and menisci. If you need prompt care for a sports injury, contact us to schedule a same- or next-day visit.

What our patients are saying
Shaun H.
I was able to get a office visit on short notice. It seemed to be a very busy day. Rebecca took the time to listen to all of my issues and discuss a plan for additional treatment. I have always been impressed with her knowledge and bed side manner.
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Joanna S.
Dr Goodin has replaced both of my knees this year with excellent results. He and Carly listen to my concerns, act promptly and work hard to make this journey the best it can be. Carly and Dr Goodin both have GREAT bedside manner and I feel I am in expert care with them.
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Carolyn K.
Dr. Yakkanti did my knee replacement in June. He is an excellent surgeon with a great bedside manner. I have recovered nicely and plan to have my other knee replaced within the next year. I would highly recommend Dr. Yakkanti to anyone thinking about knee replacement!
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Juanita S.
The New Albany office of Louisville Orthopedic is full of terrific people who know what excellent customer service is about! From the front desk to the lab, they are great. Doctor Lewis is my surgeon and I love him. He’s good at what he does and he’s compassionate. I would recommend him to anyone.
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This was my first time at Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic and I saw Melissa Parshall PA-C. I was very impressed with how fast I got in, had x-rays, and met with her. She was very thorough and extremely friendly. So glad A friend told me to come see you guys! Thank you!
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Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic

4130 Dutchman's Lane,
Suite 300,Louisville 40207
(502) 897-1794

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3605 Northgate Court,
Suite 207,New Albany 47150
(812) 920-0408

Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic
4130 Dutchman's Lane
Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40207

Northgate Medical Center
3605 Northgate Court
Suite 207
New Albany, IN 47150