Osteoarthritis of the knee is best diagnosed and treated by an orthopedic surgeon, also known as an orthopedist. This is a common specialty, so there may be many of these orthopedic doctors in your area. To find a doctor, consider the doctor's location, whether you were referred by another health care professional, if the doctor participates in your insurance plan, and whether the doctor uses knee bracing to treat osteoarthritis.
If you don't have a doctor who can give you a referral, go to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) website and search for orthopedic doctors in your state. Here's how:
Physicians will be listed alphabetically, and the doctor's information will include location, contact information and "Anatomical Specialties." Look for doctors who list "Knee" as a specialty.
By following these steps, hopefully you will have found a good match with an orthopedic doctor!
Go to the AAOS website:
This service matches individuals to surgeons who specialize in orthopedic surgery and are members of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). Physicians may also be selected based on the state in which the physician is located. Neither surgeons nor patients pay a fee for this service. The Orthopedic Surgeon Locator is not intended as a recommendation, referral, or endorsement of any particular surgeon or as a tool for verifying the credentials, qualifications, or abilities of any such physician. This Orthopedic Surgeon Locator or any of the data, listings or other information contained therein may not be downloaded, republished, sold or duplicated, in whole or in part, in any medium, for use in any list of surgeons or for any purpose whatsoever.