The Knee




The knee is more than just a simple hinge, it is a very complex joint.  There are over 30 stabilizing structures in the knee all of which serve a very specific purpose.  The most commonly injured structures in the knee include the cruciate ligaments, the medial and lateral ligaments, the posterior lateral corner, the articular cartilage and the meniscus.  Knee injuries can occur as chronic repetitive trauma, an acute injury, or a combination of both.  Often knee injuries are not simply one structure injured, many times there are combinations of more than one.  Additionally, it is crucial to look at the whole patient prior to making decisions about treatment including the whole leg alignment.  Dr Petre has expertise in caring for all of these injuries both with surgery and with non-surgical treatments.

Click on the individual injuries for more information