Knee Care in Wake County

Knee Injuries
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According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, knee injuries are the most common reason for visiting an orthopedic 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. Isbell, Dr. James, Dr. McNabb, Dr. Quinlan, Dr. Vaughn, Dr. Watters, and Dr. Wyker are trained to diagnose the various causes of knee pain and other uncomfortable knee symptoms. Our knee surgeons regularly perform total knee replacement procedures, but start each evaluation with the hopes of incorporating non-surgical treatment methods into the patient’s care plan. Our knee specialists are available at all of our clinics in Wake County, NC, working with patients and athletes of all ages to help them live and move more comfortably.

Common Knee Issues Treated at Raleigh Orthopaedic

At Raleigh Orthopaedic, our orthopedic specialists commonly diagnose injuries and conditions of the knee sustained both on and off the playing field. Problems with the knee can severely limit a person’s daily activities and ability to do the things they love, such as continuing to play their chosen sport. We utilize the cutting edge tools and techniques to diagnose orthopedic knee problems, followed by the creation of a personalized treatment plan for each patient. Common knee injuries and conditions we treat in Wake County include:

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. 

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.

Nonsurgical Treatment for the Knee

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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

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

Surgical Treatments for Knee Conditions and Injuries

Our knee surgeons in Wake County are experts in several approaches to repairing your knee. Some of the knee procedures we commonly perform for athletes and non-athletes alike include:

ACL Tear Surgery See Full Details

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 stitching 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 Surgery See Full Details

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.

Knee Sprain Surgery See Full Details

Sprains are often mild, but when ligaments are torn, surgery may be needed to correct the knee. X-rays and MRIs 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 your recovery.

Knee Clinics in Wake County

Members of the Triangle Community rely on Raleigh Orthopaedic’s clinics for expert orthopedic care. Located in Cary, Garner, Holly Springs, Raleigh, Wakefield, 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. 

Cary Orthopedic Doctor’s Office Cary Office
Orthopedic Clinic : (919) 781-5600
Physical Therapy: (919) 863-5924
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Garner Orthopedic Doctor’s Office Raleigh Orthopaedic Garner office
Orthopedic Clinic : (919) 781-5600
Physical Therapy: (919) 863-6991
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Holly Springs Orthopedic Doctor’s Office Holly Springs Office
Orthopedic Clinic : (919) 781-5600
Physical Therapy: (919) 645-1411
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Raleigh Orthopedic Doctor’s Office Raleigh Orthopaedic Edward Mills office
Orthopedic Clinic : (919) 781-5600
Physical Therapy: (919) 781-4060
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Wakefield Orthopedic Doctor’s Office Raleigh Orthopaedic Wakefield
Orthopedic Clinic : (919) 781-5600
Physical Therapy: (919) 453-5638
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West Cary-Panther Creek Orthopedic Doctor’s Office Panther Creek
Orthopedic Clinic : (919) 781-5600
Physical Therapy: (919) 863-6975
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Additional Information for Your Knee Appointment

Insurance and Payments See Full Details
  • Aetna / Coventry
  • Alignment HC
  • Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Humana Military/ Tricare East
  • MedCost
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan / PHCS
  • Prime Health
  • United Healthcare
Your First Appointment See Full Details

Please come to your first appointment 30 minutes early with your photo ID, insurance card, and if applicable, images or scans related to your visit. If your insurance plan has a copay, that will be collected at the 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.

What to do in Case of a Knee Emergency See Full Details

If you are in need of urgent orthopedic care, please visit one of our four orthopedic Urgent Care clinics at Garner, Holly Springs, Raleigh or Wakefield. For emergency medical care, please visit UNC Rex Hospital, where Raleigh Orthopaedic specialists are on call for orthopedic trauma at all hours of the day.

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  • English

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