Expert Knee Care & Tailored Treatments

The knee is the largest joint in the entire body. It bears the majority of your weight, which makes the bone susceptible to injury. Each year millions suffer severe knee pain. The orthopaedic specialists at the University of Chicago Medicine's Musculoskeletal Center offer comprehensive non-operative, arthroscopic and joint replacement care for patients with knee injuries and knee pain.

Understanding Knee Injuries

Every year, people experience sports injuries, arthritis, falls, vehicle collisions and more. UChicago Medicine orthopaedic and sports medicine specialists will partner with you to create a care plan to eliminate your knee pain and restore your mobility.

We encourage our patients to try self-care remedies — rest, ice, decreased activity and over-the- counter anti-inflammatory medications — before seeking medical treatment for minor knee pain after an injury. If your pain persists after these measures, or if the injury is severe, our knee specialists can evaluate the problem and offer the best treatment options for your condition. Common causes of knee pain include:

  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears

  • Meniscus injury

  • Problems affecting the kneecap (patella)

  • Sprains, strains

  • Tendonitis and bursitis

  • Torn cartilage

Recover Faster, Walk Sooner

Many of our patients are up and walking within a day of surgery. We offer a multifaceted program for knee arthroplasty that includes minimally invasive surgery, specialized anesthetic techniques, multi-modal pain management and rapid-recovery physical therapy.

Comprehensive Services for Knee Pain

If you have disabling knee pain, the orthopaedic surgeons at UChicago Medicine can help. We perform the following procedures:

  • Minimally invasive surgery (arthroplasty) to reconstruct or replace the joints or bones in a diseased knee.

  • Partial knee replacement for patients with isolated disease in one area of the knee. Some patients with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis who require partial knee replacement may be candidates for a procedure that uses robotic-arm assisted technology. This approach helps achieve a more precise knee resurfacing that targets only the arthritic portion of the knee, preserving healthy tissue and bone. Learn more about partial knee resurfacing with robotic-arm assisted technology

  • Total knee replacement for patients with severe arthritis involving different parts of the knee. In some cases, knee replacements are performed with robotic-arm assisted technology. This approach allows for more precise alignment of the components as well as minimizing soft tissue trauma to the knee. Knee replacement helps patients restore their quality of life. Learn more about total knee replacement with robotic-arm assisted technology.

Knee Treatments & Replacements

We provide innovative and effective solutions for individuals experiencing chronic knee pain or disability as a result of:

  • Cancer

  • Deformities

  • Failed joint replacements

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Traumatic injury