As the largest joints in your body, when knee pain strikes, it can have far-reaching effects on your ability to perform even the simplest of tasks. At the Institute of Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics in North Miami, Florida, Dr. Steven Gorin understands the complexities of the human knee, allowing him to get his patients back to pain-free movement as quickly as possible. To learn more, call or use online scheduling to book an appointment.
About Dr. Steven Gorin
Dr. Steven Gorin D.O. completed his undergraduate studies at Boston University, earned a M.S.Ed in Sports Medicine from the University of Miami, and then began his medical career by attaining his D.O. degree at Nova-Southeastern University. Afterwards, he traveled to Detroit, Michigan for an Internship at Botsford General Hospital and an orthopaedic surgery residency was then performed at the Medical Center of Independence in Kansas City, Missouri. He finished his training by doing a Sports Medicine Fellowship in Philadelphia at Pennsylvania Hospital. Subsequent to that he completed a Fellowship in Stem Cell Therapy by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedics, the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. Dr. Gorin is fluent in both English and Spanish.
Your knees are not only the largest joints in your body, they are some of the most versatile, allowing you to twist, pivot, climb, and go side to side, as well as forward and back. As if that weren’t enough, your knees are some of your body’s best shock absorbers, giving you the ability to jump, land, and pull up short without severely damaging your bones.
Your knee’s versatility, however, is often its downfall. Because you rely on it so heavily, knee pain can occur if you push your limits or wear and tear start to take their toll. The most common sources of knee pain include:
+ Ligament strain or tear, such as an ACL tear
+ Meniscus strain or tear
+ Chondromalacia patella (runner’s knee)
While bone fractures can and do happen, most knee pain comes from the soft connective tissue in your knee, like your ligaments, or the soft tissue that provides cushioning within your knee, such as your meniscus or bursae.
If you’ve injured your knee or your knee is beginning to ache, the first order of business is to relieve the swelling and pain. To do this, turn to the RICE method:
If, after a day or two, your symptoms aren’t any better, or they become worse, it’s time to make your appointment at the Institute of Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics.
As an orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist, Dr. Gorin has extensive experience diagnosing and treating knee pain. Dr. Gorin’s starts out conservatively with one or more of the following treatments:
+ Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications
+ Physical therapy
+ Bracing or crutches
+ Corticosteroid injections
If your knee pain proves unresponsive to these measures, Dr. Gorin may turn to knee arthroscopy to diagnose and repair your problem, including:
+ Total knee arthroscopy
+ Knee replacement
+ Meniscus repair surgery
+ ACL surgery
+ Dislocated patella
Arthroscopic surgery is minimally invasive, requiring only small incisions, and it allows Dr. Gorin to repair what’s needed without resorting to more invasive measures. To help you heal faster, he uses platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy after your surgery.
Another part your healing process is, the rehabilitation Dr. Gorin provides to help you recover quickly and with enough strength to prevent future injuries.
If you’re experiencing knee pain, call the Institute of Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics or book an appointment online for expert evaluation and treatment.
Listen to what our patients have to say about their experience with Dr. Gorin.
Dr. Gorin and his staff are beyond amazing. I was actually late to my appointment and still seen almost right away. Everyone is very friendly! The office is impeccable and pretty, with state of the art clean equipment. I was quite impressed. Dr. Gorin was thorough and professional but still friendly and funny. He was honest with his suggestions and very helpful. I felt well taken care of and highly recommend his practice especially if you are athletic, he seems very specialized in this area which I loved.
I found the whole experience with Dr. Gorin and his staff to be absolutely top class. The staff were bright, professional and courteous. Dr Gorin did an exceptional job of explaining his diagnosis and I left feeling that I couldn’t be in better hands.
I fractured my wrist and needed to see him after an emergency visit I called the answering service and left a message after 15 min he called me back and you don't see that level of care anymore from a physician but Dr. Steven Gorin cares and the following day he was able to see me. I will never go to another orthopedic again if I can help it.
Dr. Gorin and his staff were efficient, thorough and genial in providing service to my 90-year old mother-in-law. We appreciated the short wait times through the intake, x-ray and exam/consultation processes.
Has to be the best overall doctor/healthcare experience I’ve had. I went to Dr. Gorin for a second opinion and he should have been my first.
Dr. Gorin was kind and compassionate and took his time to explain my condition and treatment options. Fantastic experience!
Very knowledgeable, pleasant in and out, with very hi tech equipment and attentive personal. Strongly recommend. He will help.