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Orthopedic Specialties: Knee

Knee Anatomy

Knee Anatomy

Overview

As the largest weight-bearing joints in the body, knees are vulnerable to everyday wear and tear, injury during sports or recreational activities, and disease. Our specialists focus on restoring mobility to patients with knee pain, whether from an acute injury or a chronic condition. As part of our comprehensive care, we provide a range of treatment options designed to meet each patient’s unique diagnosis and needs.

Our Approach

We support a conservative approach to treatment. Our team starts with minimally invasive techniques like physical therapy and medication, recommending surgical intervention only if it is necessary to meet patient recovery goals and restore mobility.

Ortho Rhode Island knee specialists get to know you and your symptoms, and embrace communication to empower your decision making. By placing your experience at the center of our care, we create individualized treatment plans that provide better outcomes and help you regain your active lifestyle.

Leadership in Innovation

We believe the marriage of technology and medicine leads to safer, more effective treatment for healthier, happier patients. As a leader in emerging orthopedic technology, Ortho Rhode Island is pioneering state-of-the-art orthopedic tools and techniques:

Amniotic Stem Cell Injections  •  Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections  •  BioCartilage Procedures  •  Internal Brace Procedures  •  Robotic-Assisted Partial and Total Knee Replacement

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OrthoRI ACL Injury Prevention Program for the High School Athlete

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Knee Osteoarthritis

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February 18, 2021/ Knee ORI Blog / Natasha Sorrentino

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December 24, 2020/ Knee Knee Pain / Bridget Wilder

“There’s a Lump Behind my Knee!”

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November 4, 2020/ Knee Sports Medicine / Dr. Keith Monchik

Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD)

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October 30, 2020/ Knee Knee Pain / Dr. Matthew Plante

IT band Friction Syndrome

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PLATELET-RICH PLASMA (PRP)

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an autologous (derived from self) blood product used in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis as well as some ligament and tendon injuries. PRP is created by obtaining a small amount of blood via peripheral blood draw and concentrating the blood sample through centrifugation and isolation of a concentrated plasma product. The concentrated plasma product contains....

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October 2, 2019/ Knee Knee Pain / Cindy Napier

PATELLOFEMORAL PAIN SYNDROME

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