Skagit Northwest Orthopedic

Orthopedic Knee Specialists

Orthopedic doctors specialize in the musculoskeletal structure, which covers the bones, joints, ligaments, nerves, and tendons throughout the body. Different orthopedic specialists may specialize in a specific area, like orthopedic knee specialists focus on the causes of knee pain and provide care for conditions affecting the knee joint.

What is an Orthopedic Knee Specialist?

An orthopedic knee specialist is a type of orthopedic doctor who is trained to provide diagnosis, treatment, and surgical treatments for knee pain. These specialists are usually orthopedic surgeons, trained in both knee surgery and non-surgical knee treatments. They may also provide orthopedic sports medicine (called a sports medicine doctor) and treat other areas of the musculoskeletal structure.

To diagnose knee conditions, orthopedic knee specialists use a combination of physical examination, medical history assessment, and diagnostic tests, such as X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans. They may also order blood tests and perform diagnostic arthroscopy, which is a minimally invasive procedure where a small camera is inserted into the knee joint.

An Orthopedic specialist showing a knee joint model with a patient.

Knee Conditions An Orthopedic Specialist Treats

An orthopedic doctor who specializes in the knee is qualified to treat a variety of medical conditions, such as:

Knee Care & Treatments Orthopedic Surgeons and Specialists Provide

Orthopedic surgeons generally provide care for their specialty rather than only surgical treatment. For doctors who specialize in the knee, they provide both surgical and non-surgical treatments:

Non-Surgical Treatments

Surgical Treatments

A young man holding his knee with an image of the bone structure overlaid on top.

Why Choose Proliance Surgeons Skagit Northwest Orthopedic Specialists?

Our knee surgeons and doctors at Proliance Surgeons Skagit Northwest Orthopedics have completed additional training, specifically in the knee. With this training, Dr. Camille L. Connelly, Dr. Jacob Gorbaty, and Dr. Kenneth Oates have the experience and expertise to assess, diagnose, and treat your knee injury or condition individually to your needs.

To consult with one of our knee surgeons or doctors, please request an appointment online or call (360) 424-7041.