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Our Knee Experts

Knee Pain

Is knee pain is keeping you from doing the things you love?

Why Does My Knee Hurt?

The knee is the largest joint in your body it is susceptible to injury. Because the knee is a complex joint, made up of many parts, there are numerous things that can go wrong. Many of these injuries can occur from long-term overuse, such as repetitive lifting, pushing, pulling and throwing. For this reason, athletes and skilled workers are particularly prone to knee injuries.

Contact sports or high-impact activities that feature rapid, twisting movements can place extreme forces on the knee, which can lead to injury.

Knee Anatomy- What causes Knee Pain

Most Knee Pain falls into three categories:

  • Knee Tendon inflammation or Knee Tendon Tears
  • Knee Instability
  • Arthritis of the Knee

Knee Pain Symptoms

Common knee complaints include mild to severe pain, swelling, clicking or popping, decreased range of movement, tenderness along the inner or outer side of the knee, or the feeling of the knee “giving way.”

Knee Pain Treatment

Our orthopedic knee specialists offer a full range of knee treatments for patients of all ages with all types of knee problems. The knee experts at Bone and Joint Specialists will diagnose your knee pain and discuss all the available treatment options with you.

Common Knee Conditions

  • Knee Arthritis

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tear

  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear

  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) & Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Tear
  • Knee Instability
  • Sports Injuries of the Knee

  • Meniscus Tear
  • Cartilage Damage
  • Tendonitis of the Knee

Orthopedic Knee Specialists

Bone and Joint knee specialists are at the forefront of the latest orthopedic techniques and continue to pioneer new and innovative orthopedic procedures. Offering a full range of cutting-edge knee treatments allows us the most comprehensive approach to hip conditions.

Bone and Joint Specialists Orthopedic Surgeons, Bartholomew and Kohen are excited to offer the minimally invasive “Signature” Custom Knee Replacement. They were among the first orthopedic surgeons in Michigan to perform this procedure.

Our Knee Experts

Surgical and Non-surgical Treatments for Knee Pain

Bone and Joint Specialists Orthopaedic Knee Surgeons Dr. Richard BartholomewDr. William Kohen, and  Dr. Philip Schmitt, are knee specialists in the treatment of knee injuries and knee disorders, including arthritis and trauma. 

Knee Procedures

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    Waterford Twp, MI 48328

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    1349 S. Rochester Road, Suite 225
    Rochester Hills, MI 48307

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