Knee injuries are common. In fact, there are about 10 million visits to the doctor’s office each year because of common knee injuries. Fractures, dislocations, sprains, and ligament tears are some of the common problems treated by Dr. Nicola.
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is often injured in athletic participation. Certain sports, like soccer, football and basketball can place higher demand on the body, and therefore put a person at higher risk of ACL injury.
If a person changes direction rapidly, or lands wrong after jumping, this can tear the ACL.
Meniscal tears are another kind of injury that happens frequently in sports. Twisting, pivoting, collision, and other movements can result in tears of this nature. Meniscal tears can also happen because of arthritis and aging.
When the bones in the knee are out of place, this is called dislocation. The patella, femur and tibia can all be out of alignment. This structural problem of the knee is often caused by a fall, crash, or collision of some kind.
“Let’s face it,” says Dr. Nicola, “We put a lot of strain on our knee joints. This procedure is extremely effective for active people with knee pain, which is often from early arthritis.”
“Before my surgery my knee hurt so bad I couldn‘t stand it. I never knew a person could hurt so bad. I almost waited too long for my surgery. Now I can walk without pain. I am so happy since my surgery. Dr. Nicola is an excellent doctor and surgeon. I will be getting my right knee done next, and I definitely want Dr. Nicola to do my surgery. I think he’s the best surgeon there is anywhere. I thank him with all my heart. He‘s give me back my life. I’m really enjoying doing things with my children, friends, and loved ones. ”
206 E. Elm Street
Caldwell, ID 83605
Phone: (208) 895-0888
Fax: (208) 888-3911
Dr. Nicola serves the entire Treasure Valley as an orthopedic surgeon, including Boise, with locations in Meridian, Emmett and Fruitland.