If you’re in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and you’re experiencing pain or any other unpleasant symptoms in your knees, you can turn to North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic for skilled treatment. Like all of the orthopedists on our team, our knee specialists take a patient-centered approach to care. Whenever possible, they attempt to relieve patients’ symptoms without the need for surgery. For cases where surgery is necessary, however, our knee specialists also perform a variety of surgical procedures, including total knee replacements.
What Knee Conditions Do We Treat?
The knee specialists at North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic have experience treating a wide range of knee conditions, including:
- ACL tears - The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) connects the femur (thighbone) to the tibia (shinbone) and helps to stabilize the knee joint. It can tear upon impact or when you suddenly stop or change direction, incorrectly land from a jump, or pivot while your foot remains in place. Symptoms of an ACL tear include pain, swelling, decreased range of motion, and a feeling of instability. You might also feel or even hear a “pop” when the ACL tears.
- Osteoarthritis - Osteoarthritis—the most common type of arthritis—involves the wearing down of cartilage within the joints, often due to natural age-related degeneration. Once cartilage wears down and the bones start rubbing against one another, patients may experience pain, swelling, tenderness, stiffness, and a grating sensation.
- Tendonitis - Tendonitis occurs when a tendon—a thick, fibrous cord of tissue that connects bone to muscle—becomes irritated or inflamed. Although tendonitis can affect any of the tendons throughout the body, it’s quite common in the knees. Tendonitis symptoms include pain (often a dull ache), tenderness, and swelling.
Get the Personalized Care You Deserve
If you’d like to meet with one of our knee specialists, contact North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic today. Our office is just a short drive from Chapel Hill, NC, making us a convenient choice for area residents.