You depend on healthy knees to keep you moving, whether for competitive sports or simply to walk through the grocery store. And there’s a lot to keep healthy in this complex joint—bones, ligaments, tendons, cartilage and the surrounding muscles all play a role. Knee problems have a variety of causes, from weak hip muscles leading to misalignment of the patella (kneecap) to a sharp blow that injures the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament).
Orthopedic specialists in the Sutter Health network treat a wide range of conditions including:
- ACL tear
- IT band syndrome
- Meniscus injuries
- Patellofemoral injuries
We offer a wide spectrum of care options to restore mobility and reduce pain. Some conditions can be successfully treated with physical therapy or steroid injections, but severe damage may require more complex solutions like cartilage implantation, microfracture surgery or a partial or full knee replacement. For torn ligaments or tendons, surgeons offer the latest in knee arthroscopy, ACL reconstruction, meniscus repair and quadriceps tendon repair.