Anatomy of the Knee

Cushioned by a well-designed system of cartilage, ligaments, and muscles, the knee is one of the most complex joints in the body. The strength of the muscles and ligaments surrounding the knee determine the joint’s stability, while the tendons connecting the leg muscles to the bones allow movement.

Importance of the Knee

Knees function as major load-bearing joints in your day-to-day activities. Athletics, work, and even daily chores around the home can put stress on your knees. A sudden lateral or aggressive movement the wrong way or the compounding effect of long-term wear can lead to failure or injury in one or more of the structures in your knee.

Disease or injury disrupting the normal functions of the knee can cause pain, muscle weakness, and limited activity. Allow a TCO specialist to help diagnose your condition and customize a plan to treat it.

Some of the Knee Problems We Treat

Our board certified orthopaedic surgeons specialize in:

  • Arthroscopy/Reconstruction

  • Meniscus Cartilage Tears

  • ACL/MCL Tears

  • Computer Assisted Surgery (CAS)/Navigation

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS)

  • Total Knee Replacement

  • Reconstructive Surgery

  • Robotic Surgery

Johnathan Perry - Tri-City Orthopaedics

Johnathan R. Perry, MD, is double board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. He specializes in the treatment, surgical and nonsurgical, of a variety of orthopaedic conditions and procedures.

Judd Fitzgerald - Tri-City Orthopaedics

Judd R. Fitzgerald, MD, is fellowship trained in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery from Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He specializes in the treatment, surgical and nonsurgical, of a variety of orthopaedic conditions.

Mark Merrell, MD - Tri-City Orthopaedics

Mark R. Merrell, MD, is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He specializes in the surgical and nonsurgical treatment of most orthopaedic disorders and injuries.

Dr. Uel Hansen - Tri-City Orthopaedics

Uel D. Hansen, MD, is board certified in orthopedic surgery and is fellowship trained in Adult Joint Reconstruction (Joint Replacement) Surgery.

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