Knee pain and knee injury

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Duke’s nationally renowned orthopaedic specialists treat all sources of knee pain, and conduct research to improve your care and outcomes. Our doctors in Raleigh and Durham have one overarching goal: to relieve your knee pain, correct your injury, and return you to your normal activities as soon as possible.

National leaders in knee pain and injury treatments

If knee pain, stiffness or instability makes walking a chore or prevents you from enjoying your favorite activities, our team of specialists can help. We offer the most advanced and proven treatments for all knee injuries, including knee arthritis, bursitis, and tendonitis; meniscus tears; and ligament injuries, like anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears.  

When knee arthroscopy or knee replacement surgery is required, our surgeons consistently achieve a high degree of success. They perform more than 1,300 knee replacement surgeries each year, in addition to fixing surgeries done elsewhere that require revisions. Our knee specialists are committed to giving you the highest quality care with the best outcomes and the lowest risk of complications.

Choose Duke Orthopaedics for your knee care because we offer these advantages:   

  • 24-hour access. If you need orthopedic care fast due to pain or injury we offer 24-hour access to appointments. In many cases, a orthopaedic provider may see you the same day you call for an appointment. Learn more about obtaining an appointment within the next 24 hours.
  • Orthopaedic urgent care. If you need immediate care for an injury, Duke Orthopaedics Urgent Care offers orthopaedic-specific care at our Page Road location seven days a week. You will experience the convenience of fast service with no long waits and no unnecessary exposure to sick people.
  • In-house, knee-specific physical therapy. You’ll have the convenience of receiving physical therapy, injury treatment and follow-up at the same location. Many of our certified physical therapists specialize in treating knee injuries associated with specific sports.
  • Doctor expertise. Our fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeons and doctors have undergone additional years of specialized training to be able to provide you the best possible care. Our orthopaedic program is consistently ranked as one of the top in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Same-day surgery using regional nerve blocks. Many procedures can be done without general anesthesia in an outpatient facility, which is often safer and enhances recovery.  
  • Advanced knee replacement surgery technologies. Our joint replacement specialists are experienced in the most advanced techniques for knee replacement surgery. We evaluate the success of our procedures and prosthetics over time and fine-tune our techniques to ensure you have the most options and experience the best outcomes.  


To restore function and eliminate pain, our knee specialists provide the full complement of orthopaedic knee treatments including:


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