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.

To find an orthopedic surgeon, follow these steps:

  1. If you have a family doctor or primary care physician, ask him or her for a referral to a doctor who specializes in orthopedic medicine.
  2. 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:

    1. Go to the lookup feature on the AAOS website: Find an Orthopaedist
    2. On "Choose a search method," select "Zip Code."
    3. In the "Search By Zip Code" box, enter your zip code and search by distance from your home.
    4. Click the "Search" button.
    AAOS Find a Orthopaedist

    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.

  3. After you have a list of possible doctors, check with your insurance company (if you have insurance) to see which doctors are included in your plan. The Freestyle OA knee brace is covered by most insurance.
  4. Contact the doctors who remain on your list, and ask if they prescribe Breg's Freestyle OA knee brace. No other osteoarthritis brace is like the Freestyle OA, so ask for it by name. Many orthopedic surgeons know about, and use the Freestyle OA. If a doctor is not familiar with the brace, he or she can get more information by calling Breg at 800-321-0607, or by visiting Breg's website. You can also print out the information sheet below and give it to your doctor.

By following these steps, hopefully you will have found a good match with an orthopedic doctor! Go to the AAOS website:

Find an Orthopedist.

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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.