The most commonly injured joint in the body is the knee. Whether you suffer from a sports-related injury or the effects of a degenerative disease like arthritis, knee pain is often treated by an orthopedic doctor. Since there can be so many causes for knee pain, many orthopedic doctors specialize in various aspects of the knee joint, including sports medicine, joint replacement, and adult knee reconstructions. At Orthopedic Associates in St. Louis, we have several knee specialists who are recognized knee experts for their advanced education and training in several knee conditions, injuries, and treatments, including nonsurgical knee care and knee surgery. Additionally, each of our surgeons who specializes in the knee joint is also board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, which is an additional mark of distinction that extends beyond minimum standards and competency for their specialty. It is with this comprehensive expertise and experience that our knee specialists, Dr. James BurkeDr. Matthew Collard, Dr. Richard HulseyDr. Robert KramerDr. Christopher MuddDr. Michael Nogalski, and Dr. Ryan Pitts, demonstrate their commitment to offering you superior access to exceptional orthopedic care. 


Your specific type of knee pain or symptoms offer insights into your condition or injury. If you are experiencing any of the following, you may need to consult with a knee expert:

  • Hip pain in addition to knee pain
  • Instability
  • Knee is bent and unable to straighten
  • Knee locks up
  • Numbness
  • Pain on the sides of the knees
  • Pain when walking
  • Popping sound or snapping
  • Sensation of bones rubbing on bones
  • Sports-related knee pain
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness
  • Weight-bearing on the knee causes pain

If you have any of the symptoms above, your knee specialist may diagnose you with one of these knee conditions:

  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear
  • Arthritis
  • Cartilage damage
  • Dislocated kneecap
  • Distal femur fracture
  • Fracture
  • Ligament tear
  • Medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury
  • Meniscus injury
  • Osgood-Schlatter disease
  • Osteochondritis
  • Prepatellar bursitis
  • Shin splint pain
  • Sports-related injury
  • Tendon inflammation

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At Orthopedic Associates, our team of board-certified specialists and staff strive for excellence in orthopedic medicine and podiatry, offering exceptional knowledge and skill in every patient encounter. When diagnosing injuries and conditions, our doctors consider all factors and options before offering a care recommendation and are committed to attempting nonsurgical treatment options first before recommending surgery. Our knee doctors, Dr. James Burke, Dr. Matthew Collard, Dr. Richard Hulsey, Dr. Robert Kramer, Dr. Christopher Mudd, Dr. Michael Nogalski, and Dr. Ryan Pitts, will work with you to develop a custom treatment plan that specifically meets your individual needs and concerns. 

However, for advanced conditions or serious injuries, knee surgery, such as knee arthroscopy, partial or total knee replacements, or an adult knee reconstruction surgery, may be the best treatment choice. If this is true for you, you can move forward in confidence knowing our dedicated knee surgeons are board-certified, have additional training, and will perform the procedure with care, skill, and precision.  

All along the way—from diagnosis to treatment and surgery as well as postoperative recovery—we are here for you. Our additional services, including digital X-ray, MRI, durable medical equipment (DME), physical therapy, and our surgery center, are all conveniently accessible to you.

We also have the following locations available to you in St. Louis as well as throughout Missouri and Illinois:

To schedule an appointment with one of our knee experts, please call (314) 569-0616 or use the button below.

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