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Anchorage Fracture & Orthopedic Clinic has defined Alaskan orthopedics for over 50 years. With the strength of experience, our knee doctors deliver the specialized care Alaskans need to stay strong with offices located in AnchorageEagle River, and South Anchorage, Alaska.

Knee pain is not only frustrating, but it can signify a serious condition—for instance, arthritis. An injury to the knee, whether due to sports, a fall, or another accident, can also have a serious impact on your mobility. It is important to take knee pain seriously and to seek the proper treatment from a knee specialist.

Our knee doctors can help you obtain the correct diagnosis as well as the most effective treatment options. Additionally, our sports medicine doctors provide world-class treatment for sports-related knee injuries and understand the needs of athletes and active patients. Whatever surgery or nonsurgical treatment you need, our doctors and surgeons have the expertise to help you.

When you visit us, your specialist will provide a full evaluation. This may mean performing a physical examination and requesting X-rays or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Then your doctor can recommend the procedure or treatment to restore your knee joint function.

Our knee care providers diagnose a range of ailments in the knee joint, including:

  • Fractures of the kneecap
  • Knee arthritis, or osteoarthritis
  • Meniscus tears
  • Osgood-Schlatter disease
  • Osteochondritis dissecans
  • Post-traumatic knee injuries
  • Prepatellar bursitis
  • Shin splints
  • Sprains
  • Torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) or other ACL injury
  • Torn cartilage
  • Torn ligaments or tendons

When You Should Seek Treatment for Your Knee Condition

While a little knee soreness or stiffness can be normal, we recommend seeking a medical opinion from one of our surgeons if:

  • You have pain in the knee that lasts longer than two days.
  • You have pain in the knee that radiates to your hip.
  • Your knee pain is not affected by home remedies such as heat, ice, or over-the-counter pain medicine.
  • Your knee pain keeps you up at night or impedes your ability to carry out your duties.
  • Your knee pain began following a traumatic accident, such as a vehicular collision or a sports accident.

After diagnosis, our specialty-trained doctors will walk you through any nonsurgical options available. Some of the most common options for patients include medicine, physical therapy, nonoperative sports medicine care, ultrasound-guided pain injections, and/or orthotic devices

If surgery is necessary, one of our knee surgeons can explain which surgical procedures can help you and perform the surgery you need using the latest techniques. Whenever possible, our surgeons will use minimally invasive methods in surgery, such as knee arthroscopy. One of the most common reconstructive knee surgeries our specialists perform is knee replacement—either total knee replacement or partial knee replacement. Similar to other joint replacement surgeries, like hip replacement, these procedures involve having all or part of your natural joint removed then replaced with artificial components.

Our knee doctors are all board-certified or fellowship-trained in orthopedic surgery and have extensive experience in the specialized treatment of injuries and conditions of the knee. 

Call 907.563.3145 or request an appointment online today to be seen by one of our knee specialists in Anchorage or Eagle River.

For urgent knee injuries and other musculoskeletal needs, we offer our Walk-In Clinic.

  • Anchorage: Monday – Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. & Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
  • Eagle River: Monday – Thursday, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • South Anchorage: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Defining Alaskan Orthopedics at Anchorage Fracture & Orthopedic Clinic

As part of our world-class team of orthopedic surgeons and doctors, our knee specialists at Anchorage Fracture & Orthopedic Clinic have completed additional training specifically in sports medicine and the knee to offer our patients the highest level of specialized care. With this advanced training, our knee specialists, Dr. Bryan Haughom, Dr. John LapkassDr. Douglas Prevost, Dr. Adrian Ryan, Dr. Gregory Schumacher, and Dr. Brad Sparks, have the expertise to treat your injury or condition according to your individual needs and goals.

Whatever knee problem you're experiencing, our specialty-trained doctors will help you regain your strength and function. To consult with one of our knee surgeons in Anchorage or Eagle River, request an appointment online or call 907.563.3145.

Meet Our Knee Doctors