Our specialty-trained knee doctors at BoulderCentre for Orthopedics are the area's distinguished experts in the diagnosis and treatment of patients' knee injuries and conditions.
Knee pain can oftentimes be much worse than any other type of joint pain as the knees support your full body weight. This means that the joint endures additional stress whenever we put weight on them with daily activities such as standing, walking, or running. Knee pain comes in different forms such as the result of a traumatic or one-time injury, most often a sports-related injury or fall. It can also occur with age from the wear and tear or deterioration of the cartilage over time, like arthritis. Being overweight can also cause knee pain and damage. No matter the type of pain you are experiencing, a knee doctor can help diagnose your injury or condition and offer treatment options to provide relief.
Know When It's Time to See a Knee Doctor Near You
You should make an appointment with a knee doctor near you if you notice any of the following symptoms:
- Knee giving out or locking up
- Knee pain when bending the joint
- Knee pain when not moving
- Knee pain when standing
- Painful bump underneath the kneecap
- Snapping or popping sensation in or around the knee
- Swelling or bruising around the knee
- Throbbing or stabbing pain in the knee
These symptoms may be an indication of an injury or condition like the following, which our doctors can diagnose and treat:
- Cartilage deterioration or damage
- Dislocated kneecap
- Distal femur (thighbone) fracture
- Injuries of the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament)
- Injuries of the MCL (medial collateral ligament)
- Injuries of the PCL (patella cruciate ligament)
- Loose bone fragments
- Meniscus tears
- Tibia (shinbone) fracture
Our knee specialists understand that pain in your knee can dramatically affect your daily life. To consult with one of our orthopedic doctors, you can request an appointment online or call 303.449.2730 for an appointment. We have locations in Boulder and Lafayette.
Get Your Life Back in Motion With BoulderCentre for Orthopedics
When it comes to choosing the right doctor to treat your injury or condition, there are a number of factors that you should take into consideration, including their professional training and level of expertise.
Our board-certified orthopedic doctors at BoulderCentre for Orthopedics, Brian Blackwood, MD, Dirk W. Dolbeare, MD, Lorri J. Fulkerson, MD, William C. Kramer, MD, Stephen D. Paul, MD, James B. Rector, MD, Lynn A. Voss, MD, and Drigan D. Wieder, MD, have all completed specialty training specifically in the knee. Some of our doctors have completed fellowship training, which is an extra year of schooling dedicated solely to obtaining the advanced skills and knowledge needed in order to treat conditions and injuries relating to a specific area of the body or medical specialty. All of our specialists have the expertise to diagnose and treat your knee injury or condition individually to your specific needs.
When treating your knee injury or condition, our doctors will always recommend conservative treatment methods first, such as physical therapy, activity modification, or injections. Our specialists offer a variety of different injections to help treat your knee injury or condition including platelet-rich plasma (PRP), stem cells, hyaluronic acid, amniotic fluid, steroid, and viscosupplementation. However, there are some instances where these nonsurgical methods do not provide adequate relief and surgery is necessary in order to restore your health. Our orthopedic surgeons specialize in performing a variety of procedures, which include:
- Arthroscopic ACL reconstruction
- Cartilage replacement surgery
- Complex knee revision surgery
- Knee arthroscopy
- Knee replacement (knee arthroplasty)
- MCL reconstruction
- Meniscus repair
- Partial knee replacement
- PCL reconstruction
- Robotic-assisted total knee and partial knee replacement
In addition to providing state-of-the-art nonsurgical and surgical care, our doctors also work closely with our physical therapists, taking a team approach in your recovery with the goal of getting you back to your healthy, active lifestyle.
To consult with one of our BoulderCentre for Orthopedics knee doctors about your injury or condition and the available treatment options, please request an appointment online or call 303.449.2730.