The knee is a complex joint. It is composed of three bones and a number of tendons, ligaments and other soft tissues. For this reason, there are different types of knee surgeons and doctors for different types of injuries and conditions:
A knee joint is composed of three bones:
These bones are connected by a complex system of cartilage, tendons, ligaments, muscles and other tissues. Injuries and conditions can affect any one or a combination of them. Some of the more common ones include:
Knee injury and conditions symptoms can include:
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Not all knee injuries require surgery. Many can be treated with non-operative treatments such as:
However, if your pain is related to an acute injury that happened during activity like running or jumping, or if you are concerned you may have fractured your knee, you should meet with an orthopedic surgeon. If your surgeon determines that you don’t need an operation, they will give you a medical treatment plan to help get you back on your feet. They may also refer you to a nonsurgical musculoskeletal doctor or physical therapist.
Whether you first consult a physician or a surgeon, they may order imaging of your knee to help make an accurate diagnosis. X-rays, MRIs and other imaging technologies are available onsite.
The knee physicians and surgeons at HSS Florida are highly specialized in sports medicine and orthopedics. They apply this world-renowned expertise to help reduce your pain, improve function and movement and restore your quality of life.
If you have knee pain, or if your primary care doctor has recommended that you see a specialist, find the best knee doctor or surgeon at HSS Florida for your specific injury or condition. Meet our doctors.