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Our knee doctors are recognized experts in the field and have the specialized knowledge and training to assess, diagnose, and treat a full range of knee injuries and conditions. 

As the largest and most complex joint in the human body, the knee connects the thighbone, or femur, to the shinbone, or tibia. Also supported by ligaments and provided with mobility from tendons, the knee and all its components are susceptible to injury and the natural progression of wear and tear as we age. Common ailments and injuries that affect the knee include:

  • Arthritis, or pain or stiffness in the foot
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears, or an injury to a stabilizing ligament
  • Bursitis, or painful inflammation within or around the knee joint
  • Meniscus injuries, or damage to the cartilage in the knee
  • Osteoarthritis, or degenerative joint disease from wear and tear
  • Patellar (kneecap) fractures, or a break in the kneecap
  • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) tears, or an injury to a stabilizing ligament
  • Sports-related injuries and conditions
  • Sprains or strains, or when muscle fibers within the knee are abnormally stretched or torn
  • Trauma, or an unexpected injury to the knee

When to Choose a Knee Doctor Near You

Suffering from lingering symptoms of knee pain can lead to a prolonged or progressive knee condition or injury. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, it is recommended that you contact a knee physician near you:

  • Discoloration or change in appearance
  • Experiencing pain beyond the knee area
  • Inability to walk or participate in daily activities without pain
  • Loss of function or feeling
  • Numbness, tingling, or weakness
  • Severe pain that does not improve with rest

The Knee Experts at
Litchfield Hills Orthopedic Associates

Our specialty-trained knee surgeons, Dr. Leigh Brezenoff and Dr. Frank Pompo, are experienced and skilled in providing expert care for our knee patients. Though many knee conditions can be treated conservatively without surgery through the use of anti-inflammatory medication, supportive braces, or physical therapy, there are injuries or conditions that may require surgery. If knee surgery is necessary for you, our doctors have the advanced training and expertise to perform several advanced surgical procedures and minimally invasive techniques, including:

  • ACL reconstruction
  • Cartilage preservation of the knee
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Knee replacement assessment
  • Meniscus repair
  • PRP injections
  • Viscosupplementation

At Litchfield Hills Orthopedic Associates, our expert doctors and staff understand the first step towards reducing your knee pain and restoring your health is a proper diagnosis to determine the specific cause of your pain. To schedule a consultation with one of our specialty-trained knee doctors to discuss your condition and treatment options, you may request an appointment online or call (860) 482-8539 and be seen in Torrington or Bristol.