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Knee

Pain in the knee can be the result of a condition that have developed over time or from overuse like osteoarthritis, arthritis, and Runner's knee, or from the occurance of a recent sports injury, such as a meniscus tear or dislocated kneecap.

In some circumstances, and if not identified early on, conditions such as knee arthritis may create extreme bone and joint discomfort, making knee surgery, such as knee replacement, total knee arthroplasty, or knee arthroscopy, possible options to relieving your knee pain.

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms of knee pain, it's important to seek treatment as soon as possibl before your knee injury or condition worsens:

  • Have severe joint pain, pain in the knee, pain in the kneecap, or pain behind the knee
  • Feel like your knee gave our while walking, running, jumping, or turning
  • A popping or snapping noise in or around the knee
  • Cannot bend or move the knee
  • Begin limping or are unable to walk comfortably
  • Have swelling of the knee, joint, or calf area

At Western Orthopaedics, we understand that pain in the knee can make everyday activities difficult. If you think you may be suffering from a knee condition or injury, like an ACL injury or damaged cartilage, consult with a knee doctor at Western Orthopaedics by calling 303-321-1333.

To learn more about painful conditions of the knee, please feel free to visit the links below.

Patient Education Videos:

Common Conditions of the Knee:

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tears

    The anterior cruciate ligament is one of four main stabilizing ligaments in the knee.
  • Knee Ligament Injuries

    Ligaments are rope like bands of tough, leathery tissue that stabilize our joints.
  • Patellfemoral Syndrome

    The patella is the formal name for the knee cap. This bone lies on the front of the knee joint and is encased in the quadriceps muscle.
  • Patellofemoral Instability

    The patella occasionally can dislocate or pop out the knee joint to the outside.
  • Meniscal Tears

    The knee joints is the meeting place of 2 large bones - the femur and tibia.
  • Patellar Tendon Tear

    This is a significant injury to the ligament that attaches the kneecap to the lower leg.
  • Quadriceps Tendon Tear

    This is a significant injury that typically occurs in older athletes.
  • Tendonitis

    Tendonitis is a medical word used to describe inflammation of a tendon. A tendon attaches muscle to bone.
  • Arthritis of the Knee

    Osteoarthritis or degenerative arthritis of the knee is an increasingly common problem involving both men and women.