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Knee Concerns

It’s a wonderful thing to be able to get down on the floor to play with your children, work in your vegetable garden, or climb a hill for a better look at the sunset. Painful knees can hold you back from enjoying life.

Your knees are made of a complex structure of bones, ligaments, tendons and nerves that can be thrown out of balance by injury or illness. Many people have problems with their ligaments and cartilage (especially the meniscus, a special piece of cartilage in the knee) when they age or after years of athletic- or work-related wear and tear.

If you suffer aches or sharp pains and/or have trouble standing up, walking, running or bearing weight on your knees, it could be:

  • Arthritis
  • Ruptured tendons and ligaments, including the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and posterior cruciate ligament
  • Cartilage problems and meniscus injuries
  • Dislocations or fractures

Mercyhealth orthopedic specialists offer a range of treatments from conservative (physical therapy, orthopedic devices, injection therapies) to surgical options:

  • Partial knee replacement surgery
  • Total knee replacement surgery
  • Knee revision surgery
  • Knee osteotomy
  • Arthroscopic surgery

Contact a Mercyhealth orthopedic surgeon to learn more about knee surgery or therapy options.

Find a Provider

Providers available for this service:


Mercyhealth Crystal Lake South

415-A Congress Pkwy.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Phone: (815) 356-7494

Mercyhealth East

3524 E. Milwaukee St.
Janesville, WI 53546

Phone: (608) 756-7100

Mercyhealth Elkhorn

839 N. Wisconsin St.
Elkhorn, WI 53121

Phone: (262) 741-1400

Mercyhealth Lakeside Orthopedics

352 Peller Rd.
Lake Geneva, WI 53147

Phone: (262) 248-4467

Mercyhealth McHenry

3922 Mercy Dr.
McHenry, IL 60050

Phone: (815) 344-4499

Mercyhealth Orthopedic Specialists

2350 N. Rockton Ave., fourth floor
Rockford, IL 61103

Phone: (815) 971-7400

Mercyhealth Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center–Walworth

Hwys. 50 and 67, N2950 State Rd. 67
Lake Geneva, WI 53147

Phone: (262) 245-4990
Toll-Free (800) 637-2901

Mercyhealth Whitewater

507 W. Main St.
Whitewater, WI 53190

Phone: (262) 473-0400

Mercyhealth Woodstock

2000 Lake Ave.
Woodstock, IL 60098

Phone: (815) 337-7100
Toll-Free (888) 983-7100
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