A knee specialist or surgeon can have extensive education, training, and experience in one or more areas of specialty that involve the knee. An orthopedic surgeon may specialize in the knee joint but also have experience in joint replacement procedures or sports medicine injuries, conditions, and treatments. At Aspen Orthopedic Specialists, our doctors have deep expertise in each area and can collectively help to assess, diagnose, and treat your knee pain regardless of its cause. Our knee doctors understand how the kneecap, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and muscles that form the knee interact and what to do when these structures are injured or diseased. They work closely with our staff, using X-rays and state-of-the-art technology to diagnose patients, deliver nonsurgical knee treatments, and perform specialized surgery, like knee replacement, cartilage repair, and other knee surgeries.
Know When It’s Time to Get Treatment for Knee Pain
Consult with an orthopedic doctor or knee surgeon if you notice any of these symptoms:
- Arthritis has caused the knee to become so stiff that it is hard or impossible to walk normally
- Catching or locking feeling
- Feelings of instability and concerns of falling
- Pain in the shinbone as well as the knee joint
- Walking is difficult or feels dangerous
Your knee doctor may diagnose you with one of these medical conditions:
- ACL injury (note that the ACL is one of four ligaments that stabilizes the knee)
- Collateral ligament injury
- Osgood-Schlatter disease (causes inflammation below the kneecap)
- Osteochondritis dissecans
- Patellofemoral pain syndrome
- PCL injury
- Sports medicine injury
We Offer You the Expert Knee Care You Deserve
Specializing in the knee and its related conditions and injuries, our knee surgeons and doctors are trained and equipped to assess, diagnose, and treat your knee pain. Surgery is often the last resort and second to any nonsurgical treatment options when those methods prove unsuccessful.
If you do require knee surgery, we are here for you and our orthopedic surgeons and doctors can perform the procedure you need using our state-of-the-art technology, whether it is knee replacement, ACL repair, or arthroscopy. This includes options that are designed to be as unique as you are, such as Conformis customized knee replacement, an innovative option in knee implant technology.
Aspen Orthopedic Specialists Delivers Excellence Every Step of the Way
Our knee surgeons and all our orthopedists and physicians at Aspen Orthopedic Specialists are specialty-trained medical experts who understand your concerns, can answer your questions, and know how to apply their special expertise to help you. With years of training and experience in knee treatment, Dr. James Wood, Dr. Jeffrey Larson, Dr. Ryan Kehoe, Dr. Jonathon Printz, and Dr. Justin Peterson are all board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery or board-eligible in orthopedic surgery and have the dedication and skill to help you return to living the life you love. Learn more about our doctors who specialize in the knee below.