Knee injuries are common and are often the result of either repetitive overuse or acute trauma from an impact or twisting stress.
In addition to knee pain, symptoms of a knee injury or a knee disorder include:
Duke orthopaedic providers can determine the cause of these symptoms and offer the proper treatment and therapy to provide relief from knee pain or other symptoms.
Orthopaedic physicians and advanced practice providers (PAs and NPs) at Duke provide the full spectrum of care to treat knee injuries and problems, including:
Our specialists offer state-of-the-art diagnostic tests to uncover the cause of your knee pain.
Initially, our providers will take a careful patient history and perform a physical examination to diagnose the likely cause of your knee symptoms. When further examination is needed, we offer in-house radiographs (x-rays) to get a better look at the joint.
Computed tomography (CT) scans and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may also be used to get a more complete look at soft-tissue injuries to ligaments, cartilage, and tendons.
Our advanced diagnostic tests allows us to distinguish the underlying source of knee pain, be it tendonitis, ligament tears, or osteoarthritis and to construct a treatment plan targeted at the direct cause of the symptoms.
Our orthopaedic providers offer a variety of surgical and non-surgical treatments to relieve knee pain and restore stability and function of the joint.
Knee treatments offered at Duke Orthopaedics include:
Duke knee specialists offer excellent care for the entire spectrum of knee injuries. We offer a wide array of services -- from conservative treatments like medical management of pain and physical therapy to advanced surgery including total knee replacements. Our doctors are experts at the tools they employ and are able to offer cutting-edge treatments not commonly done at other practices.
Call 888-ASK-DUKE (888-275-3853) to schedule an appointment with a Duke orthopaedist in the Triangle of North Carolina. We see patients from Durham, Raleigh, Cary, Chapel Hill, and beyond.