Knee Doctor At North Texas Orthopedics & Spine Center
The knee doctors at North Texas Orthopedics & Spine Center are experts in diagnosing and treating a wide range of knee conditions and injuries. As the largest joint in your body, your knees are essential for mobility and daily activities. When knee problems occur, they can cause significant pain, swelling, and difficulty moving, impacting your quality of life. Our skilled orthopedic knee surgeons and non-surgical specialists use state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques and treatment options to help you find relief from knee pain and restore your knee function. Whether you're dealing with a sports-related injury, arthritis, or a complex knee condition, our team is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality of care.
Signs You Need a Knee Doctor's Strength of Experience
Knee conditions can result from various factors, including injury, overuse, aging, and underlying health issues. If you are suffering from any of the following symptoms, you may have a knee injury or condition:
  • Ankle or hip pain in addition to knee pain
  • Pain behind the knee
  • Pain in the kneecap
  • Severe joint pain
  • Swelling or tenderness in your knee or calf
  • Unable to bend or move your knee
  • Walking is hard or uncomfortable
Knee pain, as well as any of the above symptoms, can have a significant impact on your daily life. If you are experiencing any of those symptoms for more than a few days or if your knee pain worsens, you should schedule an appointment with a surgeon or doctor specializing in the knee, joint replacement, or sports medicine. The surgeon or doctor may diagnose you with one of the following injuries or conditions:
  • A type of arthritis, such as osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear
  • Bursitis
  • Cartilage damage
  • Collateral ligament injury
  • Fracture
  • Meniscus tear
  • Patella tendon rupture
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome
  • Sports-related injury
  • Sprain

Our Knee Doctors

Kerry M. Donegan

, M.D.

Jeffrey D. Moffett

, M.D.

Ryan P. Mulligan

, M.D.

Pat A. Peters

, M.D.

Eric M. Stehly

, M.D.

Casey R. Stuhlman

, M.D.

Nathan E. Williams, II

, M.D.

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Our Knee Center Can Help You
At North Texas Orthopedics & Spine Center, we offer a comprehensive range of treatment options for knee conditions, tailored to your specific needs and goals. Our knee doctors always prioritize conservative, non-surgical treatments when possible, but are also highly skilled in performing advanced surgical procedures when necessary. Treatment options may include:
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitative exercises
  • Bracing and orthotics
  • Medications for pain and inflammation
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Regenerative medicine therapies (platelet-rich plasma, stem cell injections)
  • Minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery
  • ACL reconstruction
  • Meniscus repair or meniscectomy
  • Partial or total knee replacement surgery
  • Knee osteotomy

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • When should I see a knee doctor?

    If you experience persistent knee pain, swelling, stiffness, instability, or difficulty bearing weight on your knee, it's important to consult with a knee doctor for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Additionally, if you suffer a knee injury or trauma, such as a direct blow to the knee or a popping sensation followed by pain and swelling, seek medical attention promptly.

  • What is the difference between a partial and total knee replacement?

    A partial knee replacement, also called a unicompartmental knee replacement, involves replacing only the damaged portion of the knee joint, typically the medial (inner) or lateral (outer) compartment. A total knee replacement involves replacing the entire knee joint, including the femoral, tibial, and patellar components.

  • How can I prevent knee problems?

    To help prevent knee problems, maintain a healthy weight, engage in regular low-impact exercises to strengthen the muscles around your knees, practice proper techniques when playing sports or exercising, and wear appropriate footwear. If you have underlying health conditions that affect your knees, work closely with your healthcare provider to manage these conditions and reduce your risk of knee issues.

  • What is arthroscopic knee surgery?

    Arthroscopic knee surgery is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that uses a small camera (arthroscope) and specialized instruments inserted through tiny incisions to diagnose and treat various knee conditions. This approach offers several benefits compared to traditional open surgery, including less pain, smaller scars, and faster recovery times.

  • How long does it take to recover from knee surgery?

    Recovery time after knee surgery varies depending on the specific procedure and individual factors. Minor arthroscopic procedures may require a few weeks of recovery, while more complex surgeries, such as ACL reconstruction or total knee replacement, may take several months. Your knee doctor will provide a personalized recovery timeline and guide you through the post-operative care process, which may include physical therapy, to ensure optimal healing and results.