Knee Overview

Knee problems and pain can have many causes. Knee pain is common in all ages and with different activity levels. Pain and instability of the knee are the two most common reasons why people come to see their doctors for knee problems. A patient may have pain for many years from arthritis or acute onset of pain from a sports related injury.

Whatever the cause, it is important to make an accurate diagnosis so that the appropriate treatment can be started. Dr. Matthys has learned the most modern techniques used to treat various knee conditions, both surgically and non-surgically. Dr. Matthys is a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He has trained extensively and is fellowship trained by some of the leaders in field. His extensive training has included Harvard University and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA under the tutelage of Dr.'s Dick Scott,, Thomas Thornhill, and Tom Minas. Unique to this Joint Reconstruction Fellowship was special emphasis on the treatment conditions of the knee in the young patient. Some patient's problems may not require a joint replacement. Younger active patients may require ligament reconstruction, microfracture, removal of part of the meniscus, cartilage transplant or realignment of the leg.