ROC

Providing Comprehensive Orthopedic Knee Care

At ROC we treat a variety of conditions affecting the knee. If you’re experiencing pain, discomfort, and limitations in mobility to the knee it can significantly impact your daily activities and quality of life.

Treatment for knee pain and injuries includes arthroscopic care, ligament reconstruction, cartilage restoration, injections, less invasive joint replacement, and a rapid recovery program to help you return to your active lifestyle.

Man and Woman Running
  • Runner’s Knee
  • Ligament Injuries (ACL Strains or Tears)
  • Cartilage Injuries, Including Tears of the Meniscus
  • IT Bank Syndrome
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Arthritis of the Knee
  • Fractures
  • Bursitis
Group of People Hiking
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Joint Replacement
  • Bony Revisions and Corrections (Osteotomies)

Answers to Knee Pain & Treatment Questions

What causes knee pain?

Knee pain frequently occurs due to a sports injury. You may take a hit to the knee or damage the tissues in the joint when you make certain movements. Pivoting, sidestepping, and suddenly stopping or changing direction while running can cause ligament damage.

Overuse injuries also cause knee pain. This type of injury develops over time as you frequently repeat the same movement.

ROC often treats painful knee conditions such as:

  • Knee osteoarthritis
  • Meniscal injuries
  • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injuries
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries
  • Patellofemoral problems (runner’s knee)
  • Prepatellar bursitis
  • Unstable kneecap
  • Osgood-Schlatter disease

The Osgood-Schlatter disease commonly causes knee pain in adolescents, especially when their bones, muscles, and other soft tissues go through growth spurts.

What symptoms might I have along with knee pain?

The orthopedic problems that cause knee pain may result in additional symptoms, including:

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Stiffness and restricted movement
  • Clicking or popping
  • Locked knee joint
  • Inability to straighten your knee
  • Inability to bear weight on your knee

When you suffer stretched or torn ligaments, you might also end up with joint instability.

How is knee pain treated?

Your provider at ROC completes a physical exam and may need to take X-rays or other diagnostic images to diagnose the cause of your pain accurately.

If you have a ruptured ligament or a complex fracture, you may need to have surgery right away. Otherwise, your treatment begins with conservative therapies, such as:

  • Rest
  • Ice and heat
  • Temporary immobilization
  • Bracing and splinting
  • Activity modification
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Hyaluronic acid injections
  • Steroid injections
  • PRP injections
  • Physical therapy

When advanced arthritis causes knee pain, you may need a knee replacement to restore the joint and eliminate the pain. Whenever possible, ROC performs knee surgery, including joint replacement, using minimally invasive surgery called arthroscopy.

How does arthroscopy help knee pain?

Your provider performs arthroscopic surgery using a specialized instrument equipped with lighting and a camera.

The narrow tool fits through a tiny incision, then sends magnified images of the joint to a monitor. Your provider can thoroughly examine the inside of your knee to diagnose the problem.

Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure. Your provider simply inserts narrow surgical instruments through another small incision and repairs the joint.

Learn More About Our Knee Care Experts

Our board-certified orthopedic surgeons and certified physician assistants are dedicated to helping patients of all ages and activity levels regain mobility and achieve personal milestones.

Featured Knee Surgeons

James Ballard, M.D.

James Ballard, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in adult joint reconstruction

Bradford Black, M.D.

Bradford Black, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in lower extremity reconstruction

John Coen, M.D.

John Coen, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in adult joint reconstruction

Shane Hanzlik, M.D.

Shane Hanzlik, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in adult joint reconstruction

Chris Nanson, M.D.

Chris Nanson, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in adult joint reconstructive surgery

Terrence Sedgewick, M.D.

Terrence Sedgewick, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in hand, wrist, & elbow

Mark Wagner, M.D.

Mark Wagner, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in adult reconstruction surgery and sports medicine injuries

Our Orthopedic Surgeons

Sam Cheesman, M.D.

Sam Cheesman, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in hand, wrist, & elbow

Elliott Cole, M.D., MPH

Elliott Cole, M.D., MPH

Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in lower extremity reconstruction

Jeffrey Feinblatt, M.D.

Jeffrey Feinblatt, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in lower extremity reconstruction

Scott Grewe, M.D.

Scott Grewe, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in hand, wrist, & elbow

David Huberty, M.D.

David Huberty, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in hand, wrist, & elbow

Brian Puskas, M.D.

Brian Puskas, M.D.

Orthopedic surgeon specializing in shoulder and upper extremity injuries

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