Adv. Orthopedic Specialists Archive: Knee

Total Knee Replacement

With the goal of relieving pain, restoring motion, and straightening your limb, a total knee replacement surgery is used to replace your painful knee joint with an artificial knee prosthesis made of metal and plastic. The artificial knee replacement restores the normal function of the knee... Read more

Subchondroplasty (Joint Preservation)

Subchondroplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that encourages the natural healing of bone marrow lesions (BMLs). Patients with chronic bone marrow lesions are more likely to require a total knee replacement. The goal of the subchondroplasty procedure is to heal the BMLs and preserve the joint. During... Read more

Revision Knee Replacement

Knee revision surgery is also known as revision total knee replacement. It's a procedure that orthopedic surgeons use to replace previously implanted artificial knee joints, or prosthetics, that have become loose, are causing pain, or are at risk of causing harm to the knee joint. Following an... Read more

Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Osteoarthritis, also called degenerative arthritis, is a gradual breakdown of cartilage in the joints. Cartilage is a tough, flexible connective tissue that protects the ends of bones in the joints. Osteoarthritis of the knee can severely impact a person’s lifestyle.

Aspiration of the Prepatellar Bursa

This outpatient procedure relieves pain and swelling in the knee caused by bursitis, or inflammation of the bursa. The bursa is a fluid-filled sac between the skin and patella (commonly called the kneecap).

Anatomy of the Knee

The knee is the body's largest joint. It's the place where three bones meet: the tibia, the femur and the patella. The knee is a "hinge" joint. It allows the leg to bend in one direction only.

ACL Reconstruction

This procedure replaces a damaged anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). The ACL connects the front top of the tibia (the lower leg bone), to the rear bottom of the femur (the thigh bone).

Partial & Total Knee Replacement

Orthopedic surgeon, Dr. R. August Ritter, III, of Advanced Orthopedic Specialists, describes partial and total knee replacement.

ACL Reconstruction

One of Advanced Orthopedic Specialists' fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons, Dr. James Edwards, shares information on ACL reconstruction and what it involves.


Our knee doctors at Advanced Orthopedic Specialists are recognized experts in the diagnosis and treatment of knee injuries and conditions. Pain in the knee can be the result of a condition that has developed over time or from overuse like osteoarthritis, arthritis, and Runner’s knee, or from... Read more

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