Knee Care

Live an active life free from knee pain with help from Essentia Health. Partner with our orthopedic specialists for comprehensive care that helps you get back to walking, climbing stairs, and enjoying your favorite pastimes with less discomfort.

When to See a Doctor for Knee Pain

Make an appointment with an Essentia orthopedist that specializes in caring for knees if you experience:

  • Difficulty standing
  • Pain when bending your knee
  • Pain when walking or climbing stairs
  • Swollen or bruised knee

Conditions Treated

See the full list of conditions we treat, and select a condition to find providers and locations near you.


Nonsurgical Solutions to Knee Pain

You’ll appreciate our approach to care, which emphasizes nonsurgical orthopedic treatments whenever possible. Many of our patients find relief with these conservative options.

Surgery for Knee Pain

If you and your doctor decide that surgery is the best treatment for your condition, benefit from our experience performing a wide range of advanced knee procedures, including:

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction – Replaces your torn anterior cruciate ligament
  • Meniscus repair – Mends the cartilage that cushions the space between the bones in your knee
  • Meniscus transplant – Places new, donor meniscus in your knee
  • Osteoarticular Transfer System (OATS) cartilage repair surgery – Trades damaged cartilage for healthy cartilage from another area of your knee
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) reconstruction – Replaces your torn posterior cruciate ligament
  • Total knee replacement (arthroplasty) – Removes damaged tissue from your knee and replaces it with an artificial joint

Knee Arthroscopy

Whenever possible, we’ll repair your knee using a minimally invasive arthroscopic procedure—so you benefit from less pain, smaller scars, and a shorter recovery time.

During knee arthroscopy, your surgeon guides a narrow tube with a tiny camera on the end through a small incision near your knee. He or she then uses small surgical tools to treat your knee problem.

Depending on your condition, you may be able to return home the same day you have surgery.

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