The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at BMC

Orthopaedic Surgery

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Knee

The knee is the largest joint in the body, and is one of the most easily injured. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, approximately 19 million visits were made to physician's offices in 2003 due to knee problems.

Many knee injuries occur in athletes; listen to any sports program and you will likely hear of an athlete that suffers from an ACL tear, patella tendonitis or meniscus tear. But the most common cause of chronic knee pain is arthritis, which, in some cases, is attributable to the normal wear and tear of everyday use, and can affect anyone from professional athletes to couch potatoes. Our physicians are dedicated to returning both athletes and non-athletes to their pre-injury level of activity as soon and as safely as possible.

Our physicians will exhaust every possible conservative treatment option before considering surgery. However, if a surgical procedure is necessary, our surgeons have expertise in treating all injuries to the knee, including:

Knee ligament injuries ACL, PCL, MCL, Cruciate Ligament
Meniscus tear
Osteoarthritis of the knee
Osteoarthritis of the knee - surgical treatment
Osteoarthritis - Glucosamine & Chondroitin Sulfate (PDF)
Patella dislocation
Patella tendon rupture
Knee arthroscopy

Appointments

Call: 617.638.5633
Fax: 617.414.5226


Boston Medical Center
Orthopaedic Surgery
Shapiro Center
4th Floor, Suite 4B
725 Albany Street
Boston, MA 02118


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