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COVID-19 (coronavirus) TeleMedicine

In recognition of ongoing news reports and the continued spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus), we realize our patients may have questions.

The use of TeleMedicine will be used if you would like to speak with the doctor or nurse about your condition by phone and prefer not to come into the office with a non-emergent case. All routine visits can be done via TeleMedicine. If you would like to schedule a TeleMedicine visit, please call the office to schedule. We will remain open for all acute and urgent orthopedic conditions including post-operative care, fractures, sprains, and tendon tears/injury that require in person evaluation and treatment.

As of right now, all elective surgeries are cancelled until April 1st, 2020. This date can be extended if governing bodies along with local hospitals and outpatient centers decide it is in the best interest of the public to do so.

The office phones will be answered Monday - Friday. Please feel free to call if you have questions regarding your upcoming appointment, medications, or orthopedic related questions. If you have a pressing orthopedic issue, call the office. If we do not answer or it is after hours, you can speak to a doctor through the answering service, or go to the emergency room. You can also leave a message and we will get back to you within 24 hours.

We continue to ask that anyone with a scheduled appointment that has traveled outside the United States in the past 14 days to please reschedule their appointments. The CDC recommends that patients reschedule their appointments if they have the following symptoms: fever, cough, or shortness of breath. Please seek medical advice from your primary care physician, if you develop any of these symptoms.

We will take every precaution to make sure our patients and staff members remain safe during this time. We are here for you and will answer any questions you may have.

Michael Knesek, MD

Dr. Michael Knesek, MD is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon at North Point Orthopaedics. In addition he has additional certification in Sports Medicine through the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He specializes in treating sports medicine and shoulder-related injuries. His advanced training involves minimally invasive surgical techniques in sports medicine including arthroscopic treatment of the shoulder, knee, hip, and elbow, as well as complex shoulder replacement surgery and robotic-assisted knee replacement.

After graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of Notre Dame, Dr. Knesek completed his Doctorate in Medicine from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, and his Orthopaedic Surgical Residency at the University of Michigan Hospitals in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Following this he completed his Fellowship in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. Throughout his training he has provided care for athletes at all levels of competition, including many local and regional high schools in Ann Arbor, Chicago, and Northwest Indiana. He was assistant team provider for University of Michigan basketball and hockey teams as well as Northwestern football and wrestling teams. During his fellowship, he was an assistant team provider for the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago Blackhawks during their 2015 Stanley Cup season.

Dr. Knesek previously participated as a master instructor at the AAOS/AANA educational laboratory in Chicago for arthroscopy and shoulder reconstructive courses. He has published many peer-reviewed research articles throughout his training and practice. His practice includes many non-operative treatment modalities for many injuries and musculoskeletal problems, including orthobiologics such as PRP(platelet rich plasma) and stem cell treatments. His surgical practice includes arthroscopic surgery for shoulder instability, rotator cuff pathology, and complex shoulder replacement surgery. He also treats complex knee injuries including ACL reconstruction, meniscus repairs, patellofemoral instability, and cartilage restoration procedures, as well as robotic-assisted knee replacement. Dr. Knesek also performs hip arthroscopy for femoroacetabular impingement and cartilage restoration, as well as general fracture care and orthopaedic trauma.

Restoring form and function for athletes or individuals is Dr. Knesek’s primary treatment goal. He is passionate about individualized care, including collaborative discussion and planning with his patients. He has extensive training in the most modern biologic and surgical treatment modalities, but is thorough in exploration of all non-surgical treatment options first.

When he isn’t caring for patients, Dr. Knesek spends much of his time with his wife Ashlyn and their three children. He enjoys activities such as running, basketball, golfing or any other form of sport or physical activity!

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