OrthoVirginia Specialties

Knee

Knee problems are the most common reason patients visit orthopedic surgeons.

As the largest joint in the body and one made up of many components, the knee is complex and particularly susceptible to various types of injury. Essentially comprised of four bones, the knee is surrounded by muscles that allow for movement, ligaments that provide stability, and a cartilage structure that protects the joint and allows the bones to slide freely against each other. From torn cartilage to ACL tears, the knee is frequently injured by "weekend warriors" and professional athletes alike. Osteoarthritis, fractures, and "wear and tear" injuries also cause many patients to seek treatment for pain and degeneration of the knee joint.

With fellowship trained sports medicine specialists and surgeons who serve as team physicians for sports organizations including the Washington Redskins, George Mason University, University of Richmond, Hampden-Sydney College as well as many Virginia high schools.

Additionally, our orthopedic specialists have trained alongside the best arthroscopic surgeons in the country and many are educators and leaders in the field of joint replacement procedures, making our team widely respected as a provider of state-of-the art care for all types of knee problems.

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Common Conditions

  • ACL Tear
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Meniscal Knee Tear
  • Multi-ligament Injuries

Knee Physicians

OV Lynchburg Physicians

John W. Barnard, Jr., MD

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Peter A. Caprise, Jr., MD

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Kristopher D. Collins, MD

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Omar Elkhamra, MD

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H.C. Eschenroeder, Jr., MD

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Gautham Gondi, MD

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Joseph H. Wombwell, MD

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OV Northern Virginia Physicians

George Aguiar, MD

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Christopher C. Annunziata, MD

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Anthony L. Avery, MD

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Brian P. Gladnick, MD

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Mark C. Hartley, MD

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Ben W. Kittredge, IV, MD

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Thomas J. Klein, MD

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Keith W. Lawhorn, MD

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Mark P. Madden, MD

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Thomas A. Martinelli, MD

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John P. McConnell, MD

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Mark R. McMahon, MD

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J. Stuart Melvin, MD

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William R. Mook, MD

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David J. Novak, MD

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David W. Romness, MD

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Kevin D. Sumida, MD

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Daniel E. Thompson, MD

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Daniel E. Weingold, MD

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Young J. You, MD

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OV Richmond Physicians

John W. Ayres, MD

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William D. Brickhouse, MD

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G. Vincent Dalton, MD

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Kennedy S. Daniels, MD

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Lockett W. Garnett, MD

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Mark H. Hadfield, MD

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Barton Harris, MD

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Marion M. Herring, MD

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Douglas E. Jessup, MD

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Glenn J. Kerr, MD

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Paul G. Kiritsis, MD

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Michael W. Mariscalco, MD

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James A. McCoig, MD

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David W. Miller, Sr., MD

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David D. Nedeff, MD

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William E. Nordt, III, MD

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Anthony J. Shaia, MD

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Harry J. Shaia, MD

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Julious P. "Jody" Smith, III, MD

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Jesse Torbert, MD, MS

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R. Douglas Wills, MD

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Jeffrey K. Wilson, MD

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Michael A. Wind, Jr., MD

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D. Christopher Young, MD

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Kenneth R. Zaslav, MD

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Virginia - Total Knee Replacement

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Debra - Both knees-meniscus repair

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Sharon - Knee Arthritis

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Tammy - Meniscus Surgeries

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Joe - Physical Therapy

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Gretchen - Knee arthroscopic surgery

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Steve - Arthroscopic surgery to repair torn meniscus (both knees – 2 years separation)

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Kaylie - Swollen Knee

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Diane - MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing

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Hisham - ACL Repair

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Shaun - Meniscus Tear

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Kelley - Dislocated Kneecaps

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Susan - ACL Tear

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Gil - Total Knee Replacement

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Linda - Knee

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John McConnell, MD practices out of our Arlington and Tysons offices.Arthroscopy has revolutionized the treatment of meniscal and ligament injuries of the knee. Surgeries that previously required large incisions can now be done through
Common Knee Problems The knee is a complex joint with many components, which makes it vulnerable to a variety of injuries. Many knee injuries can be successfully treated without surgery, while others require surgery to correct. Here are some facts
It's seems like every weekend there is a 5k, 8k, 10k, mud run, color run or the upcoming suntrust marathon here in richmond virginia. Many runners train themselves versus joining a training team and thus may have experienced some injuries along
By: Anthony L. Avery, M.D.   The meniscus is a disc-like structure that acts as a cushion between the femur and tibia bones in the knee.  To a lesser degree, it helps with stability of the knee joint.  Tears can occur in the meniscus
The kneecap or patella, connects the muscles in the front of the thigh to the shinbone (tibia). As you bend or straighten your leg, the kneecap is pulled up or down. The thighbone (femur) has a V-shaped notch (femoral groove) at one end to
http://wtvr.com/2013/01/08/an-inside-look-at-what-likely-happened-to-rgiiis-knee/
Mark Madden, MDAs an orthopaedic surgeon, I have been performing knee replacements for 24 years. I am very excited about a new technology called TruMatch which uses a CT scan to produce custom made knee cutting blocks specifically for
Over the past decade the number of total knee replacements (TKR) has doubled in the United States. The recovery and rehabilitation process plays a crucial role in helping you get back on your feet and resume an active lifestyle. It can help you heal
Muscle sparing knee replacement, also called quad-sparing knee replacement, is an innovative technique that combines the latest minimally invasive methods with a surgical approach that leaves key muscles and tendons intact.Read more about Muscle
We see a number of young patients every year with Osgood-Schlatter syndrome because it is one of the most common causes of knee pain in children and teens, affecting 1 in 5 adolescents. Osgood–Schlatter disease or
Overview: There are generally two common types of meniscal tears seen in clinical practice: Traumatic tears and degenerative tears. Patients with traumatic tears generally give a history of a twisting, pivoting or hyperflexion (knee bending
By: Dr. William Nordt III The modern day ACL reconstruction (using substitute graft tissue) remains the gold standard to treat the ACL-injured knee. However an old procedure known as an ACL repair is trying to make a come