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Welcome to the Knee Center

The knee is a complex joint made up of different structures including bones, tendons, ligaments and muscles. They all work together to maintain normal function and provide stability to the knee. The knee joints can wear out over the years due to disease, arthritis, or injury that can disturb the normal functioning of the knee resulting in pain, muscle weakness, and limited movement. Our practitioners tailor treatment to each individual, utilizing precise and expert skill. Our Fellowship Trained physicians at Palm Beach Orthopaedic Institute have completed advanced training in the knee. With this advanced training, our knee specialists have the experience and expertise to assess, diagnose, and treat your knee injury or condition individually to your needs. Our surgeons are proficient in the latest joint replacement procedures, including minimally invasive and robotic assisted techniques.

Fellowship Trained

Robert J. Avino, M.D.
Fellowship Trained: Total Joint Replacement

Interests: Direct Anterior Total Hip Replacement, Robotic Total Knee Replacement, Robotic Partial Knee Replacement, Revision Total Joint Replacement

Michael Cooney, M.D.
Fellowship Trained: Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy

Interests: Sports Medicine, Trauma-Related Injuries, Arthroscopy, Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, Total Shoulder Replacement, Fracture Management, General Orthopaedics, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Shoulder Surgery

Michael Leighton, M.D.
Fellowship Trained: Sports Medicine

Interests: Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Fracture Management, Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, General Orthopaedics, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Shoulder Surgery, Total Shoulder Replacement, Trauma-Related Injuries

Andrew R. Noble, M.D.
Fellowship Trained: Total Joint Replacement

Interests: Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement

Scott Norris, D.O.
Fellowship Trained: Sports Medicine

Interests: Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, General Orthopaedics, Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, Fracture Management, Shoulder Surgery, Trauma-Related Injuries

Gary Wexler, M.D.
Fellowship Trained: Sports Medicine

Interests: Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy

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Kenneth Gerszberg, M.D.
Fellowship Trained: Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle

Interests: General Orthopaedics, Arthroscopy, Fracture Management, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine, Trauma-Related Injuries, Total Ankle Replacement, Foot & Ankle Surgery

James Kerpsack, M.D.
Fellowship Trained: Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

Interests: Pediatric Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Fracture Management, General Orthopaedics, Hand Surgery, Shoulder Surgery, Trauma-Related Injuries

Fernando Mora, M.D.
Fellowship Trained: Interventional Pain Medicine

Interests: Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine, Pain Management, Spine Fractures

Andrew Seltzer, D.O.
Fellowship Trained: Hand/Wrist/Upper Extremity Surgery

Interests: Arthroscopy, Fracture Management, General Orthopaedics, Hand/Wrist Surgery, Total Knee Replacement, Total Wrist Joint Replacement, Total Finger Joint Replacement

Anatomy

The knee is the body's largest joint. It's the place where three bones meet: the tibia, the femur and the patella. The knee is a "hinge" joint. It allows the leg to bend in one direction only. Tendons connect the knee bones to the leg muscles that move the knee joint. Ligaments join the knee bones and provide stability to the knee.

Diagnostics

If you experience consistent pain in your daily activities, you should be evaluated by our orthopaedic specialists. Your physician will perform a physical exam of your knee to evaluate range of motion and will look for signs of swelling, tenderness and stiffness. They will conduct a radiographic exam to determine the loss of cartilage and joint space in the knee. Further exams including possible labs or MRI may be warranted based on exam findings.

Conditions

Your knees are vulnerable to a wide range of chronic conditions and acute injuries that result in pain. Knee pain can severely limit daily activity and diminish quality of life. The most common causes of knee pain are injuries such as sprains, fractures and ligament tears. Arthritis, cartilage damage and other degeneration can be the cause of knee pain. We treat all acute and chronic conditions involving the knee, including:

Care & Management

Visiting a knee doctor is often the first step in the recovery process. Whether you need a knee replacement or an ACL repair, do not wait to seek treatment. PBOI offers board-certified physicians and experienced, compassionate staff who specialize in providing comprehensive services to diagnose and treat knee conditions with a customized care plan specifically designed for you.

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    4215 Burns Rd
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    7701 Southern Blvd
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    West Palm Beach, FL 33411