Knee pain, dysfunction or injuries are some of the most common reasons a patient decides to visit an orthopedist. Anything from knee instability and arthritis to trauma—like tendon or cartilage tears—can keep you from doing the things you love. If you are looking for a solution to your knee pain or problem, it is probably time to ask your doctor about seeing an orthopedic specialist. Orthopedic specialists, also known as orthopedic surgeons, expertly diagnose and treat orthopedic issues, like knee pain, dysfunction, deformity or trauma.

An orthopedic surgeon will perform an examination, make a diagnosis and prescribe a treatment plan. Treatment options can range from a total knee replacement (surgery) to simple, nonsurgical pain management. Your surgeon should thoroughly explain your options and the expected outcomes for each.

Knee Joint Profiler

Complete this profiler to asses either your knee or hip function. The profiler will also list some of the ways your pain may be impacting your daily life and suggest what you next steps might be.

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At the Loma Linda University Health Department of Orthopedic Surgery, you’ll find a facility and staff focused on you. It is our goal to continue the healing mission of Jesus Christ “to make man whole”. We aim to treat all of our patients with the same love and compassion of the ultimate healer.

We know the medical needs and circumstances of each patient are different and tailor treatment options to best serve you. Our physicians take time to understand your concerns, educate you about the problem and recommended treatments. Each treatment plan is customized and driven by you, the patient. We believe that you, with the guidance and expertise of our surgeons, are the best person to decide which treatment will be most beneficial for your long term health. Our team is here to support you as you lead the way to your own recovery.

Our surgeons are authorities within their area of interest and have dedicated their lives to treating patients with conditions very similar to your own. In fact, our physicians are responsible for developing and teaching the latest techniques and technology to their colleagues and residents. They also often take on complex cases that other clinics refuse to treat; sometimes fixing failed surgeries done at other clinics. All of this means that when you come in to our clinic with knee pain, you’ll see an orthopedic expert that enjoys healing the knee.

Knee conditions treated

Our team of physicians are experienced in treating all conditions related to the knee, some of these conditions are:

  • General knee pain
  • Injuries/trauma
    • Fractures
    • Strains
    • Dislocations
    • Ligament and cartilage tears/ruptures
  • Sports injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Arthritis
  • Knee cap problems
  • Compartment sydrome
  • Knee instability
  • Deformities

Treatment options

Many conditions can be treated in a variety of ways. Our physicians will discuss these with you and design a customized treatment plan based on your needs and specifications.


Our surgeons are very particular about uniquely treating every condition and patient. Occasionally, surgery is not the only or best option for our patients. In these cases, our surgeons may prescribe one or a combination of the following nonsurgical therapy options:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Injections (cortisone)
  • Inflammation Management
    • NSAID (Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflamitory Drug) Therapy
    • Hot/Cold Treatment
  • Platelet rich plasma injections
  • Stem Cell
  • Education
  • Weight loss/diet
  • Nonprescription medication and supplements


We offer a complete range of surgical treatment options including the following:

  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Minimally invasive knee replacement
  • partial knee replacement
  • Knee osteotomy
  • Meniscal repair
  • Meniscal transplant
  • Ligament repair
    • ACL
    • PCL
    • MCL
    • LCL