Norton Healthcare Home
alt
Decrease (-) Restore Default Increase (+)
Bookmark and Share

Knee Conditions

Knee Conditions

Your knee is the largest joint in your body. Because it’s a complex joint with many components, the knee is vulnerable to injury. In fact, it’s the most commonly injured joint treated by orthopedic surgeons.

The bones of the leg – the femur and tibia – meet to form the knee, which is a hinge joint. The kneecap, or patella, protects the joint in front. The knee joint also is cushioned by articular cartilage, the lateral meniscus and medial meniscus – more pads of cartilage that help absorb shock between the bones.

The knee contains large ligaments that provide stability. Collateral ligaments on the sides of the knee limit side-to-side motion. The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) connects the tibia to the femur at the center of the knee and helps limit rotation and forward motion of the tibia. The posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) is located just behind the ACL and keeps the tibia from moving backward.

In addition to knee injuries, the joint may develop pain and other problems due to arthritis, repetitive trauma or wear and tear over a period of years. When medications, therapies and other treatments are no longer effective, knee replacement surgery may be an option. More than half a million knee replacement procedures are performed in the U.S. each year.

Knee Conditions We Treat

Our Norton Orthopedic Care specialists provide care for the following knee conditions:

  • ACL and PCL tears
  • Arthritis
  • Chondromalacia patella
  • Fractures
  • Meniscal tear
  • Osgood-Schlatter disease
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Patellar malalignment
  • Patellar tendinitis
  • Runner’s knee (patellofemoral pain) 

See a Knee Care Specialist

For more information about common knee conditions we treat, or to schedule an appointment with an orthopaedic specialist, please call (502) 629-1234.

Visit Norton Healthcare's YouTube channel for more orthopedic videos.

 
Gary E. Bloemer, M.D.
Peter J. Buecker, M.D.
Joseph F. Catalano, M.D.
Sam Carter, M.D.
Owen K. Hitt, M.D.
Cyna Khalily, M.D.
Daniel T. Maurer, M.D.
Zack R. Stearns, M.D.
Carroll L. Witten Jr., M.D.

Medical Care

Bone Cancer
Carpal Tunnel, Hand and Arm Care 
Hip Replacement
Knee Replacement
Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
Rotator Cuff and Shoulder Injuries
Spine and Spinal Injuries
Sports Medicine
Traumas and Broken Bones

More Orthopedic Specialties

Locations

Louisville Arm & Hand
Norton Advanced Orthopedics
Norton Leatherman Spine Center

Norton Audubon Hospital
Norton Brownsboro Hospital
Norton Hospital - Downtown

Find a Norton Orthopedic Doctor

Patients/Visitors

MyChart
Pay Your Bill
Request an Appointment
Newborns
Classes and Events
Send an eCard
Patient Stories
Places to Stay

About Us

Quality Report
Careers
Ways to Help
Community Outreach
Contact Us
(502) 629-1234

Connect with us

© 2014 Norton Healthcare
Serving Kentucky and Southern Indiana