Your knee joint is made up of the femur (thigh bone), patella (knee cap), and the tibia and fibula (shin bones). Ligaments hold the bones together and muscles and tendons help the knee joint move. When any of these structures is hurt or diseased, you have knee problems. Knee problems can cause pain and difficulty walking.
Today’s active lifestyle can put tremendous strain on the knees. Athletes may suffer knee injuries from a sudden blow or fall, or simply by twisting. Women are particularly prone to knee cap problems, while older adults may have trouble from aging joints. Many knee problems arise from damage to the soft tissues (the cartilage and ligaments) inside the joint. Until recently, these could not always be easily diagnosed.
No matter what causes your knee problem, the knee specialists at Orthopedic Associates of Hartford can help. We utilize the latest technology and treatment options, with immediate access to advanced imaging reserved exclusively for out patients. We have expertise in advanced arthroscopy, ligament reconstruction, as well as partial and total knee replacement using robotic assisted technology.
Orthopedic Associates is proud to support The Patellofemoral Foundation whose mission is to improve the care of individuals with anterior knee problems through targeted education and research. Click here to learn more about this foundation and the valuable work they do to help the suffering of those affected with knee issues.
Our mission is to serve patients and athletes at all levels who face sports-related injuries. The sports medicine physicians at Orthopedic Associates have extensive training and experience in the operative and non-operative management of sports-related injuries to help patients avoid injury or resume activities as quickly and safely as possible.
Our fellowship-trained sports medicine orthopedic specialists:
We are the regional leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries and illness. We proactively help you stay safe and manage all aspects of your care so that you can return to an active lifestyle.