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Your knee is the largest joint in your body and one of the most complex. The bones, cartilage, ligaments, and muscles work in harmony to produce movement. Articular cartilage is at the ends of the femur and tibia, and the back of the patella. Meniscal cartilage acts as "shock absorbers" between your femur and tibia. Different from articular cartilage, the meniscus is tough and rubbery to help cushion and stabilize the joint. The knee bones are connected to each other by ligaments. The four main ligaments in your knee act like strong ropes to hold the bones together and keep your knee stable.

ACL Repair

Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, also known as ACL reconstruction, refers to a surgical procedure that involves replacing a torn ligament in the center of the knee with a piece of tendon obtained from deceased donor or another part of your knee. It is usually done by a special doctor with expertise in bone and joint surgeries known as an orthopedic surgeon.

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Knee Arthroscopy

A repair to your meniscus or cartilage is called a knee arthroscopy. If you are considering any type of repair to your meniscus or cartilage, here is what you’ll need to know.

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Total Knee Replacement

Total knee replacement is an orthopedic surgery where your diseased knee is removed and replaced with an artificial joint.

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Meniscus Surgery

A torn or damaged meniscus can be both painful and debilitating. For many people with this disorder, a meniscus surgery is the best treatment option.

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Cartilage Surgery of the Knee

Cartilage is the cushion that protects bones from rubbing against each other. Athletes (especially those participating in contact sports) and those with conditions like osteoarthritis are susceptible to injury to or degeneration of this vital substance. Knees are especially prone to damage because of the weight and pressure put on them. While there are a variety of strategies to repair the harm, surgery is often the best option.

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Patella Fracture of the Knee

The patella is a small, round bone that sits on the top of your knee, commonly known as the kneecap. It protects the knee and acts as a connecting joint for certain leg muscles. Due to its location, the patella is rather vulnerable to injury and fracture.

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Orthopedic Specialists

Jeffrey Hessing, MD and Timothy Doerr, MD have a passion for helping others. They have a combined 50 years of orthopedic excellence dedicated to the people of the Boise area. All of our surgeons are board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

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