Orthopedic Specialties

Knee Care

The knee is a joint that unites the thigh with the rest of the leg and is a system of moving parts consisting of cartilage, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. The knee is also a hinge that provides our body with the strength to run, squat, jump, and turn. However, the knee is vulnerable to a number of injuries and conditions because of its inability to rotate in every direction. To read more about knee conditions, click here.

At OrthoNorCal Orthopedic Specialists, our orthopedic knee surgeons have extensive education and training in performing specialized knee procedures. Common techniques our knee surgeons perform include total knee replacement, knee revision, total knee arthroplasty, partial knee arthroplasty, meniscal repair, ACL and PCL reconstruction, ligament repair and reconstruction, and cartilage repair and transplantation among many others. 

Knee Educational Articles

Popliteal Cyst

Introduction A popliteal cyst, also called a Baker’s cyst, is a soft, often painless cyst on the back of the knee. A cyst is usually nothing more than a bag of fluid. These cysts occur most often when the knee is damaged due to arthritis, gout, injury, or...

Plica Syndrome

Introduction Plica syndrome occurs when an otherwise normal structure in the knee becomes a source of knee pain due to injury or overuse. Plica is a term used to describe a fold in the lining of the knee joint. Imagine the inner lining of the knee joint as...

Patellofemoral Problems

Anatomy The patella, or kneecap, is the moveable bone on the front of the knee. The patella is wrapped inside a tendon connecting the large muscles on the front of the thigh and the quadriceps muscles, to the lower leg bone. This tendon is called the...

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