The knee is the largest joint in our bodies and the joint most likely to be injured. It’s a complex joint made of four bones: the femur, the tibia, the fibula and the patella, which is the knee cap. This series of bones, and the ligaments and tendons that support them, allow us to bend and straighten the leg with power. The knee joint is also able to rotate slightly. The knee bears our body weight and helps manage impact from things like running, jumping, and going up and down stairs or hills.
MultiCare Orthopedics & Sports Medicine is staffed by a wide range of musculoskeletal experts to help treat your knee pain, including:
Since knee pain can be caused by a number of conditions or injuries, your first step in diagnosing your pain is to be seen by one of our providers. Your initial appointment will be usually be with one of our orthopedic surgeons or sports medicine doctors. The doctor will complete a full evaluation of your symptoms and recent activities. X-rays, and MRI or CT scans may be necessary.
Finding the reason for your pain will help determine your treatment, as well as which provider or providers will be part of your treatment team.
To learn more or to make an appointment, select one of the providers listed above, or call:
Pierce County Locations (except Mountain Clinic):
South King County Locations: