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Our board-certified knee doctors at EmergeOrtho: Blue Ridge Division consistently deliver exceptional knee care to the residents of Asheville, South Asheville, Hendersonville, and the surrounding communities.
Whether your knee pain is the result of a sports-related injury or an age-related condition like arthritis, the expertise of an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine or joint replacement is often sought out by patients. While both have the education, training, and experience to assess and diagnose your knee ailment, their advanced training in sports medicine or joint replacement is what makes them specialists, providing you the best treatment options for your needs. Treatments for knee pain can vary greatly from minimally invasive procedures, such as knee arthroscopy, to more traditional procedures, such as a total knee replacement, and are largely dependent on your injury or condition.
At EmergeOrtho: Blue Ridge Division, our knee doctors are medical experts and orthopedic surgeons who are dedicated to helping our patients with knee pain by using their advanced training and education to assess, diagnose, and treat simple and complex knee injuries and conditions, from a sprain to an ACL tear.
The symptoms of a knee injury or condition can indicate if you need to see a specialist, the type of condition you may have, or how severe your knee injury may be. Take note of symptoms you are experiencing, especially if they are similar to those listed below. This will be valuable information to share with your knee doctor since it can help to properly diagnose your knee ailment and find the best treatment for you.
- Burning or searing pain
- Knee collapses when you stand or walk
- Knee locks when you stand or walk
- Lump under the kneecap
- Swollen knee joint
- Unable to bend the knee without pain
- Weakness or unsteadiness
These symptoms could indicate that you have sustained one of the following injuries or knee conditions that can be treated by our knee experts at one of our four convenient locations in Asheville – McDowell, Asheville – Livingston, South Asheville, or Hendersonville. Treatments for the knee and related injuries and conditions may be conservative or require surgery.
- A loose bone trapped within the joint
- ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) and MCL (medial collateral ligament) tears
- Loose bone trapped within joint
- Patellar fracture (broken kneecap)
- Sports injury
- Sprained knee
- Tendonitis (medically referred to as tendinitis)
- Torn meniscus
Excellence & Exceptional Knee Care in Asheville
At EmergeOrtho: Blue Ridge Division, we understand that choosing the best doctor to treat your knee pain is an important decision. It requires you to consider several things; most notably, the doctor’s knowledge and experience in treating knee conditions and injuries, which is why we pride ourselves in having the most fellowship-trained doctors and surgeons in the Asheville region.
Dr. Robert Boykin, Dr. Werner Brooks, Dr. Tally Eddings, Dr. Jay Jansen, Dr. James Karegeannes, Dr. Jason Lang, and Dr. Edward Lilly are our orthopedic surgeons who have accomplished additional training through a fellowship specifically in sports medicine or joint reconstruction procedures, like knee replacements. Our knee doctors intimately understand how to treat your knee issue and will help guide you to a better quality of life through reduced or eliminated pain. They also benefit from the collective knowledge of our entire staff of orthopedic experts in conservative care, surgery, and therapy, which allows them to discuss cases, share knowledge, and bring the best treatment options to you. Regardless of your diagnosis and the treatment you receive, our doctors are committed to working with you every step along your journey to reduce or eliminate pain, and they always recommend conservative treatment first before offering surgery options.
If you feel the time is right for you to meet with an expert to discuss your knee issue, you can make an appointment online or call us at (828) 258-8800. We also offer an orthopedic urgent care for injuries or conditions that can't wait for an appointment. Please click here for the availability of our Orthopedic Urgent Care locations in Asheville, South Asheville, and Hendersonville.
For more information on knee injuries and conditions, please visit our Athlete and Parent’s Online Guide to Sports Medicine.