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At Casper Orthopedics, our fellowship-trained knee doctors are the experts in assessing, diagnosing, and treating knee injuries and conditions.
Knee doctors are medical experts who have specialized knowledge of the knee and work with patients dealing with a wide range of knee issues. Knee injuries, such as a sports-related trauma like an ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tear, are frequently treated by knee doctors as well as injuries related to falls. However, the knee damage a person experiences can happen over time and the pain and problems gradually become worse. Overuse, such as when a person uses their knees repeatedly on the job, falls into this category. But, pain related to overuse can also happen simply as the result of aging and using your knees in normal daily life, like arthritis.
When Should You Visit a Knee Doctor?
It's important to be aware of the specific issues surrounding your knee pain so you can tell your knee doctor specifically what you are experiencing. Sharing this information with your doctor can help him or her better understand what might be causing your pain and what treatments to offer. Here are some common symptoms that people with knee conditions experience:
- Intense pain in the lower leg
- Knee feels locked in place
- Knee is bent, and you are unable to straighten it
- Loud popping sound or sensation
- Pain in the kneecap
- Pain when standing
If you have any of these symptoms or are experiencing another type of knee pain, you may have one of the following medical conditions:
- Ligament injuries (ACL, PCL, collateral)
- Meniscus tears
- Osgood-Schlatter disease
- Patellofemoral pain syndrome
- Plica syndrome
- Tendon or cartilage injury
To treat your knee condition or injury, our knee doctors will exhaust all conservative treatment options before recommending surgery. Please be assured that if surgery is necessary, our surgeons use state-of-the-art technology to perform the latest surgical procedures, like total knee replacement or arthroscopic ACL repair.
Our knee specialists understand that knee pain can alter your daily lifestyle and are dedicated to getting you back to the activities you love. To schedule an appointment at one of our four locations in Casper, Douglas, Riverton, or Worland, please call (307) 265-7205 or click on the Appointment Request button.
If immediate attention is required for your knee injury or condition, you can visit our OrthoCare Now at our Casper location on Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m, and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, and no appointment is necessary.
Experience Proven Results at Casper Orthopedics
Our board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic doctor and surgeons at Casper Orthopedics, Trevor P. Gessel, M.D., Matthew T. Gorman, M.D., Eric H. Linford, M.D., Matthew E. Mitchell, M.D., Craig P. Smith, M.D., and Daniel W. White, M.D., provide compassionate, experienced orthopedic care for injuries and conditions of the knee. When a doctor is fellowship-trained, it means they have completed an extra year of schooling that focused on a specific body part or area of specialty, like sports medicine. With this additional training, our knee specialists have the knowledge and expertise to diagnose and treat your knee condition or injury.
Working closely with our knee surgeons, our specialty-trained physical and occupational therapists provide comprehensive rehabilitation services. Our entire team is focused on developing a treatment plan that is specific to your goals and needs in order to get you back to your active lifestyle.
To schedule an appointment with one of our orthopedic knee surgeons, please call (307) 265-7205 or request an appointment online.