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U.S. News & World Report High Performing Hospitals - Orthopedics

Recognized by U.S. News & World Report

UT Southwestern Medical Center has earned a "High Performing" rating from U.S. News & World Report for orthopaedic care, placing us among the nation’s leading hospitals in this area of care.

UT Southwestern Medical Center’s orthopaedic specialists have incredible depth of experience in treating the full spectrum of knee conditions and injuries. Our team offers both surgical and nonsurgical treatments to ensure we find the right option for each patient’s unique case.

For patients who require surgery, we offer world-class technology and techniques in the surgical replacement and reconstruction of knee joints. We are a high-volume center, replacing nearly 450 knees joints each year. This level of experience translates into better outcomes for our patients.

Experienced Team of Knee Experts

The knee is the largest joint in the body and a common source of injury. Knee injuries are often the result of repetitive overuse or acute trauma from an impact or twisting stress.

Whatever the cause of knee pain, the experienced orthopaedic specialists at UT Southwestern are here to help patients get back to the activities they love.

Knee Conditions

Our skilled surgeons treat a variety of knee conditions, such as:

  • Arthritis, including rheumatoid, post-traumatic, psoriatic, and osteoarthritis
  • Avascular bone necrosis (damages blood supply to joint)
  • Fractures and dislocation
  • Injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), and medial collateral ligament (MCL)
  • Knee bursitis
  • Meniscus tears
  • Sports-related knee and lower leg injuries 
  • Sprained or strained knee ligaments or muscles
  • Tendonitis (patellar tendonitis)
  • Torn cartilage

Knee Services

We offer a variety of nonsurgical and surgical treatments to relieve knee pain and restore stability and function of the joint. When medication fails to control knee pain, we offer physical therapy to strengthen the knee and braces or casts to stabilize the joint and help it heal.

For injuries that require surgical treatments, our surgeons offer knee repair surgery, such as knee osteotomy and knee arthroscopy.

For patients with a torn ACL, we offer knee reconstruction surgery, providing a specialized anatomic approach to the procedure that results in less postoperative pain and faster recovery.

When the knee joint is deteriorating beyond repair, our expert surgeons offer total and partial knee replacement surgery to replace the joint.