Common Knee Conditions
The knee is a complex joint consisting of the lower end of the thigh bone (femur), the upper end of the shinbone (tibia), and the kneecap (patella) held together by large ligaments. A meniscus (cartilage pad) provides cushioning between the bones and absorbs shock during motion.
The most common injuries to the knee, especially in athletes, are tears or sprains to the ligaments — the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and the medial collateral ligament (MCL) — as well as damage to the meniscus.
Common Treatment Options
OPA features several of Alaska’s knee doctors with extensive experience in the latest treatment options available. Several also have additional subspecialty training in Sports Medicine, Total Joint Replacement and Orthopedic Trauma.
All OPA physicians are board certified and several within the knee team have additional fellowship training in areas such as total joint replacement, trauma, and sports medicine. As with all OPA care teams, our providers consult with each other and use their collective expertise to offer patients the most appropriate and effective treatment plans possible.
MCL | LCL Injuries
OPA Knee Team
The OPA team includes Alaska’s leading knee specialists and offers some of the latest, most advanced treatment procedures available today.
OPA treats a wide variety of conditions and offers comprehensive treatment options — including many non-surgical solutions, minimally invasive, and total joint replacements.
All treatments work to restore pain-free function that allows patients to lead active, fulfilling lives, be it walking pain-free or getting back into athletic action.
Our Knee Providers
More Knee Conditions
Patella Tendon Tear
The OPA team includes Alaska’s leading specialists and offers some of the latest, most advanced treatment procedures available today.
OPA treats a wide variety of conditions and offers comprehensive treatment options — including many non-surgical solutions, minimally invasive arthroscopies (repairs), and total joint replacement.