I have knee pain...do I need surgery?

I have knee pain...do I need surgery?

Is it a mechanical problem, or is in an inflammatory problem?
— Dr. William Sterett

As an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine, one of the most frequent things I have to ascertain is whether or not people need to have surgery to take care of their knee pain. 

This week I tackle the topic, with some general advice on whether you should go to see a doc for you knee pain or stick with non-surgical routes. (Keeping in mind that speaking with a doctor is always a good way to go if you are in any doubt.)

Hope it helps!

Dr. Sterett


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