Our knee doctors at Sports Medicine North are the North Shore's recognized experts in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of patients' knee injuries and conditions.
The knee is a joint that unites the thigh with the rest of the leg and is a system of moving parts consisting of cartilage, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. The knee is also a hinge joint that provides our body with the strength and ability to perform motions such as running, squatting, jumping, and turning. However, the knee is vulnerable to a number of injuries and conditions because it helps to support the full weight of the body and its inability to rotate in every direction. Knee pain can be acute and occur from a high-impact activity, such as jumping, running, or twisting, or the pain can develop over time, such as arthritis, from the wear and tear on the ligaments and bones. All knee pain can hinder your ability to perform everyday activities, but there are doctors available to treat this pain and help you get back to your healthy, active lifestyle.
When It's Time to See a Knee Doctor Near You
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, it is recommended that you contact a doctor to discuss the available treatment options:
- Bony lump in your kneecap
- Knee giving out when trying to use it
- Knee pain when bending or straightening
- Pain in your kneecap
- Popping or snapping sensation
- Severe bruising
- Sharp or burning pain in the knee
- Swelling or throbbing
If you have any of these painful symptoms, it is important to make an appointment with a knee specialist for assessment and diagnosis. Our doctors at Sports Medicine North provide treatments for a variety of knee injuries and conditions.
Common injuries and conditions affecting the knee that can be assessed, diagnosed, and treated by our doctors and surgeons include:
- ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injuries or tears
- Cartilage or tendon damage
- Kneecap fracture
- MCL (medial cruciate ligament) injuries or tears
- Meniscus tears
- PCL (Patella cruciate ligament) injuries or tears
Most knee injuries and conditions can be effectively treated through conservative techniques such as physical therapy, aquatic therapy, medication, exercise, ultrasounds, and injections. However, if conservative methods do not provide adequate relief and surgery is absolutely necessary to ensure a complete recovery, our knee surgeons are able to offer the latest advancements in state-of-the-art, minimally invasive surgery that promotes an effective return to active living. Common knee procedures performed by our surgeons include knee replacement (or knee arthroplasty), knee revision surgery, partial knee replacement, meniscal repair, ACL and PCL reconstruction, ligament repair and reconstruction, and cartilage repair and transplantation, as well as other procedures.
Sports Medicine North’s orthopedic knee specialists are dedicated to providing both surgical and nonsurgical approaches to treating your acute and chronic knee conditions. Our specialists strive to offer the highest level of knee care that helps patients to restore function, reduce discomfort, provide relief, and prevent further injury from occurring.
Why Choose Sports Medicine North?
At Sports Medicine North, our fellowship-trained surgeons, Ira K. Evans III, M.D., David J. Fehnel, M.D., Steven Mattheos, M.D., Hugh M. O'Flynn, M.D., James D. O'Holleran, M.D., Jeffrey A. Polansky, M.D., Benjamin J. Schwartz, M.D., and Bojan B. Zoric, M.D., have all completed additional training focusing their education on obtaining the advanced skills and knowledge to specifically treat the knee. With this advanced training, they all have the experience and expertise to assess, diagnose, and treat your knee injuries or conditions.
Additionally, our licensed physical therapists at Physical Therapy North are committed to providing integrated, state-of-the-art physical and occupational therapy care and rehabilitation. They work closely with our specialists and take a team approach to develop a treatment plan that is specialized to your individual needs.
To consult with one of our Sports Medicine North knee doctors about your treatment options, please request an appointment online or call (978) 818-6350. We also provide more information relating to fitness, training tips, and nutrition for athletes of all skill levels through our Athlete and Parent’s Online Guide to Sports Medicine.