Knee

Knee pain is common, especially among active adults. There are many reasons and treatments for pain.

Meet Our Doctors Who Treat the Knee

J. Patrick Caulfield, MD

J. Patrick Caulfield, MD

Orthopedic Knee & Hip Surgeon

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Kurt C. Schluntz, MD

Kurt C. Schluntz, MD

Orthopedic Knee, Shoulder & Elbow Surgeon

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Christopher J. Cannova, MD

Christopher J. Cannova, MD

Orthopedic Hip & Knee Surgeon

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Craig A. Miller, MD

Craig A. Miller, MD

Orthopedic Knee, Shoulder & Elbow Surgeon

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SRIDHAR M. DURBHAKULA, MD

Sridhar M. Durbhakula, MD

Orthopedic Hip & Knee Surgeon

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Andrew S. Holmes, MD

Andrew S. Holmes, MD

Orthopedic Hip & Knee Surgeon

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Knee Conditions and Treatments

Let the highly skilled Doctors at OrthoBethesda help you diagnose and treat your knee pain.

Conditions:

Guide to Knees

The knee is the largest joint in the body. A healthy knee moves easily, allowing you to walk, turn, and squat without pain. A complex network of bones, cartilage, ligaments, muscles, and tendons work together to make a knee flexible.

Your knee joint is made up of three bones. Your thigh bone (femur) sits on top of your shin bone (tibia). When you bend or straighten your knee, the rounded end of your thigh bone rolls and glides across the relatively flat upper surface of your shin bone. The third bone is often called the kneecap (patella), which is attached to the muscles that allow you to straighten your knee. Your kneecap provides leverage that reduces strain on these muscles.

Ligaments (another type of soft tissue) lie along the sides and back of the knee, holding the bones of the knee joint in place. These ligaments work with the muscles that control the bones, and the tendons that connect the muscles to the bones, so you can bend and straighten your knee. Fluid-filled sacs (bursae) cushion the area where skin or tendons glide across bone. The knee also has a lining (synovium) that secretes a clear liquid called synovial fluid. This fluid lubricates the joint, further reducing friction and making movement easier.

healthy knee vs arthritic knee

Knee pain and discomfort is very common and can be caused by a variety of different issues. Many of which can be treated without surgery. You can trust the OrthoBethesda Team of doctors to correctly diagnose and provide a treatment plan that will get you on your feet.

Dr. O'Brien Testimonial

Late last year, I was told I would need knee surgery. I visited Dr. O’Brien, and he examined the MRI and concluded that all I needed was PT. He was right! I had one steroid injection and PT and now walk 5 miles with no knee problems. THANK YOU for your good advice and a conservative approach. You are seriously good!

- R.E.  

Physical Therapy Testimonial

My post op PT for a total knee replacement has been excellent. My physical therapist has put together a targeted plan that works with each stage of the healing process. Highly recommended.

- C.B.  

Dr. Schluntz Testimonial

Dr. Schluntz is exactly what you want your doctor to be! I had my full knee replacement 9 days ago and I am walking on my own without any devises! Of course, I am still taking pain killers… Dr. Schluntz is a magician and definitely the best orthopedic surgeon in this area. Just follow his orders and you will understand how knowlegible and experienced he…

- N.G.  

Dr. Bhattacharyya Testimonial

I sing praises to DR. TIMOTHY BHATTACHARYYA, who has shown my elderly mother caring and compassion, as well as his highly regarded medical expertise as she suffered significant issues with her hip, knees and ankle over the last four months. Dr. Bhattacharyya is not only top in his field medically, he is second to none at reading our faces and taking pause to ensure we…

- E.A.  

Dr. Cannova Testimonial

I cannot praise this clinic enough.  I had my initial knee replacement operation in 2002 in Virginia.  I decided to have my revision in 2019 in this clinic when I heard of the phenomenal work of Dr. Christopher Cannova. I was NOT disappointed!  The surgery was a great success, and the intervention above and beyond replacement was exemplary.  Diagnosed with osteolysis particle disease, I was…

- S.E.  

Dr. Schluntz Testimonial

This is probably the best doctor to see in the DC area if you have any joint injury. I am a very critical person relatively speaking, so this review should mean a lot to anyone reading it who knows me. P.S. I injured my knee during a soccer game. I saw this doctor on April 26, 2019.

- J.T.  

Dr. Schluntz Testimonial

Just completed a 63 mile bike tour through West Virginia with my new knee. Glad to report that new knee worked better than the old knee, and that I completed the tour in a record time. Hats off to Dr. Schluntz and the rehab unit. Leg is as strong as it has ever been! I have recommended Dr. Schluntz to others and would gladly have…

- J.C. 09/20/2017

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