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The largest joint in the body is also one of the most common orthopaedic complaints.
Offering the latest advancements in the treatment of knee disorders, Harbin Clinic continues to be a leader in orthopaedic care of the knee. Our surgeons were the first to perform computer-assisted total knee replacements in Northwest Georgia. Using a minimally invasive approach whenever possible, our orthopaedists use cutting-edge techniques to provide a safe and rapid return to work, play, and life.
What is the cause of your knee pain?
General knee pain caused by a sports injury or other routine activities, visit our Sports Medicine Specialists
Aging or arthritis, visit our Joint Replacement Specialists
Children with knee pain, leg deformities, and other knee/leg conditions should be seen by our Pediatric Orthopaedic Specialist.
Common Knee Conditions
These injuries can happen during routine activities at work, home or school, as well as during sporting events or athetic training.
An anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is a tear in one of the knee ligaments that joins the upper leg bone with the lower leg bone. The ACL keeps the knee stable.
The posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) is a ligament within the knee. The PCL -- similar to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) -- connects the thigh bone to the shin bone.
The meniscus is a rubbery, C-shaped disc that cushions your knee. Each knee has two menisci—one at the outer edge of the knee and one at the inner edge. The menisci keep the knee steady by balancing weight across it.
Another common reason for knee complaints is knee arthritis. Osteoarthritis of the knee, the most common type of arthritis affecting this joint, is usually a byproduct of the aging process. Rheumatoid arthritis and post-traumatic arthritis can also affect the knee joint.
Regardless of the type of arthritis a patient exhibits, the end result is that the cartilage in the knee joint becomes worn which creates inflammation, pain, and immobility. Once medication and non-operative therapies have been exhausted, patients may want to explore knee replacement surgery for the affected knee.