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Treating Knee Pain in the Raleigh Area

Knee Injuries - Did You Know?

According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, knee injuries are the most common reason for visiting an orthopaedic surgeon.

Expert Knee Specialists in Wake County

Raleigh Orthopaedic’s board-certified, fellowship-trained knee surgeons, Dr. Albright, Dr. Barker, Dr. Boes, Dr. Cadet, Dr. Callaway, Dr. Chiavetta, Dr. Dare, Dr. Eskildsen, Dr. Evan James, Dr. Isbell, Dr. McNabb, Dr. Vaughn, Dr. Watters, and Dr. Wyker are trained to diagnose causes of knee pain and treat minor injuries, as well as perform total knee replacement.

Our knee specialists are available at all of our clinics in Wake County, NC.

Knee Treatments in Wake County

Before a treatment plan can be developed, our experts will need to fully understand the extent of your condition. A physical examination of your injury will be conducted, along with any tests our physicians deem necessary. Once your condition has been identified, our experts will develop a plan based around your unique needs. 

Non Surgical Treatment for Your Knee Pain

For many patients coming to Raleigh Orthopaedic with knee pain, our physicians will typically opt for non-surgical treatment methods. Knee conditions that do not typically require surgery include:

  • ACL Injury
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Osgood-Schlatter Disease
  • Patella Dislocation
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Runner’s Knee)
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Sprain
  • MCL Injury
  • PCL Injury
  • Patellar Tendinitis
  • Stress Fractures

Injuries that can be resolved without the need for surgical intervention will still require treatment. Physicians will often prescribe a combination of medicine, restriction of movement, and physical therapy.

Reasons for Knee Surgery

Raleigh Orthopaedic knee surgeons may recommend surgery if any of the following conditions apply to you:

  • You have knee pain that continues despite non-surgical treatments
  • You have knee pain while resting
  • You have lost significant range of motion
  • You can no longer perform daily activities
  • You have advanced knee arthritis
  • Your injury or condition limits your athletic performance

Our knee surgeons are experts in several approaches to repairing your knee, including:

One of the most common injuries in athletes, ACL tears can range from mild to severe. In situations where the ligament is completely torn from the bone. it will be necessary to surgically reattach the ligament to regain proper movement. This typically involves an incision done under general anesthesia followed by a stiching of the ligament back to the proper location. It typically takes about 9 months for a patient to regain full range of motion.

Knee arthritis comes in many different forms. When it becomes severe enough that range of motion is severely limited, surgery will be necessary to correct it. Oftentimes total knee replacement surgery will be recommended. This is meant to reduce pain by replacing damaged joints with smooth artificial ones to regain range of motion and eliminate pain. 

Sprains are often mild, but when ligaments are torn, surgery may be needed to correct the knee. X-rays and MRI’s may be necessary to determine the extent of your injury. There are many forms of sprains, so once your physician has determined the correct course of action, they will advise you on the path to recovery.

Knee Clinics in Wake County

Members of the Triangle Community rely on Raleigh Orthopaedic’s six clinics for expert orthopedic care. Located in Holly Springs, Raleigh, North Raleigh, Garner, Cary, and West Cary-Panther Creek, our clinics are easily accessible and convenient for many North Carolina residents. We also have two surgical centers in Raleigh and Panther Creek so you can remain with the same provider regardless of your treatment plan.  

Additional Information for your Knee Appointment

  • Aetna / Coventry
  • Alignment HC
  • Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Humana Military/ Tricare East
  • MedCost
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan / PHCS
  • Prime Health
  • United Healthcare


Please come to your first appointment 30 minutes early with your photo ID, insurance card, and if applicable, any images or scans related to your visit. If your insurance plan has a copay, that will be collected at time of check-in. At your first appointment with Raleigh Orthopaedic, you will be expected to complete new patient forms, including a medical history questionnaire. You can update your demographics and fill out your new patient forms prior to your appointment through our Patient Portal. These forms will be used to get a baseline overview of pre-existing conditions and a better initial understanding of where and how you’re experiencing pain or discomfort. Conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis, anemia, obesity, hypertension, and diabetes may all impact both diagnosis and treatment plan options.

If you are in need of emergency medical care for your knee, please go to UNC Rex Hospital. Raleigh Orthopaedic specialists are on call for orthopaedic trauma at all hours of the day.

Explore other Services Available at Raleigh Orthopaedic

If you are looking for treatments outside of knee pain, Raleigh Orthopaedic is proud to offer the following list of treatments to members of the Triangle Community.

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