Our Knee Expertise
Our board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians provide comprehensive, detailed evaluations and treatment strategies, including the most advanced and recent developments in knee care.
Our physicians provide comprehensive management of all athletic and trauma-related knee conditions and focus on the causes of your injury, appropriate treatment techniques and getting you back to your activities.
Appropriate evaluation typically includes:
- Thorough orthopaedic history
- Focused physical examination
- X-rays (when indicated)
- Appropriate advanced imaging studies, (e.g. MRI or CT scan) as necessary
The causes of your knee injury or condition, as well as your level of activity, will lead your doctor to develop a personalized treatment plan with you. We direct treatment alternatives based on your problem, and range from “conservative” management options such as activity modification, physical therapy and injections, to surgical intervention using advanced arthroscopic techniques.
Some common knee injuries we treat include:
- ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL & PLC Tears
- Meniscal Tears
- Patellar & Quadriceps Tendon Tears
- Fractures about the knee, thigh, and leg
- Patellar instability and dislocation
- ITB Tendonitis, Hamstring Tendonitis
- Cartilage injury
- Juvenille, Pediatric, & Adult OCD lesions
State-of-the-art total joint replacement for the knee.
As we age, our joints can deteriorate and become painful or otherwise disordered. A key culprit in this deterioration is osteoarthritis, which can take a severe toll on the joints, particularly the knee. It can cause loss of cartilage, which results in the bones of the joint rubbing together, causing pain and/or limited function or movement, or even disability. At the same time, the knees are vital weight bearing structures, making them susceptible to injuries at work, from falls, during sporting events and more. As a result, there are several conditions that can cause hip or knee pain and disability and lead people to consider joint replacement surgery. In many cases, joint pain is caused by damage to the cartilage that lines the ends of the bones (articular cartilage), as is common in osteoarthritis.
Advanced, tailored joint replacement for relief and a normal life!
If you suffer from ongoing knee pain or impairment or injury of these joints, Southern Orthopaedic Surgeions experienced, highly skilled orthopedic specialists offer the full range of modern, effective treatments, including arthroplasty, or total joint replacement. For many individuals, replacing the damaged knee joint with a state-of-the-art prosthetic joint can provide the needed — and deserved — relief from pain and a return to good function and normal living. Many people return to active, pain-free life following total joint replacement of the knee. And less pain leads to an improved ability to move, be active and live a healthy life.
Leading-edge techniques mean short hospital stays, faster recovery.
The experts at Southern Orthopaedic Surgeons have performed thousands of joint-replacement procedures, and today we focus on “short-stay” procedures. That’s because our goal is to get you up and about and back to your life as quickly as possible. With this in mind, we offer short hospital stays for those people who meet the eligibility criteria. For those who don’t qualify for short-stay joint replacement, however, our board certified orthopedic surgeons still strive to help you get better as quickly as possible using the most advanced protocols. We replace the damaged cartilage and bone with prosthetic components made of metal, plastic or ceramic that mimic the shape and movement of a natural joint.