Knee Injuries

Thanks to the Sports Medicine team for such great care and getting me back to what I love – hang gliding. To quote Leonardo Da Vinci ‘When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there will always long to return'. – Stacy Patterson, ACL reconstruction patient

Thanks to the Sports Medicine team for such great care and getting me back to what I love – hang gliding. To quote Leonardo Da Vinci ‘When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there will always long to return'. – Stacy Patterson, ACL reconstruction patient

Your knees are your greatest asset when you are an athlete. Why trust your care to anyone else except sports specialists whose sole focus is knee conditions? Plus, you can count on the experience of the only academic health system in the Northeast involved in the national collaborative on knee replacement with other healthcare leaders like the Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic. We’re leaders setting best practice guidelines for orthopaedists to follow across the U.S.

Knee Surgery Options to Get You Back in Action

Our team of surgeons and physical therapists are determined to get you back to your performance level as quickly as possible. Among the most common knee problems we see are torn ACLs (anterior cruciate ligament).  Last year along we treated well over 300 patients for this one condition. We’ll give you the information you need to choose the best option for your reconstruction surgery and a proven physical therapy protocol that gets you back on your feet.

Our team also offers a full range of arthroscopic options to treat your knee pain, fix a torn meniscus, or reconstruct a ligament. Arthroscopic procedures generally result in smaller scars, less pain, and a shorter recovery time. Of course, knee replacement options are also available from computer-assisted knee surgery to partial knee replacement to total knee replacement. Our Keene and Lebanon locations also offer autologous chondrocyte implantation  where cartilage cells are taken from the knee, grown in a lab until millions of cells have multiplied, and then are implanted into the area of cartilage damage in your knee.

A Fast Recovery is Our Goal

We have studied countless patient cases to determine the most appropriate path of care for knee injuries such as ACL reconstruction and knee replacement. Our approach is evidence-based, meaning that we only use the techniques that prove to be successful in a large number of our patients. Plus, we work with physical therapists to provide a comprehensive recovery schedule meant to get you back to your former performance level, sometimes even better.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please fill out the form to the right or contact the nearest Dartmouth-Hitchcock Orthopedics location..

Hear Hannah Kearney’s story about ACL reconstruction and how she went on to win gold in the 2010 Olympics.