World-Class Knee Care Begins at the Region's Most Preferred Orthopaedic Practice—EmergeOrtho: Foothills Region    

Our fellowship-trained or specialty-trained knee doctors, Dr. Mark Brazinski, Dr. Donald Campbell, Dr. Christopher Daley, Dr. Jeffrey Keverline, Dr. Stephen Sladicka, and Dr. James Stanislaw, are dedicated knee specialists board-certified in orthopaedic surgery and committed to providing patients with the compassionate, world-class care they deserve and need to emerge stronger.

Our knee doctors are experts at diagnosing and treating injuries and conditions of the knee and are not only highly skilled in providing nonsurgical knee and sports medicine care to treat pain but also in performing knee surgery, including knee replacement and knee arthroscopy.

How Our Knee Surgeons Help Patients Emerge Stronger

When our knee doctors develop an individualized treatment plan for a patient with a knee injury or condition, their first step is to always look at nonsurgical knee or sports medicine care options that will help instead of recommending surgery. Sometimes, the knee problem can be solved without the need for surgery with treatments such as physical therapy or anti-inflammatory medication.

However, if nonoperative treatments fail to provide relief for the patient or their pain becomes debilitating, our knee surgeons will recommend surgical treatment options that are right for the patient's knee injury or condition. Our surgeons have undergone extensive training and specialize in a variety of knee procedures that can be used to treat knee pain or injuries, including the following treatment options:

  • ACL reconstruction
  • Cartilage repair
  • Computer-assisted surgery
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Meniscus repair
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Oxford® unicompartmental mobile-bearing knee replacement
  • Partial knee replacement
  • Surgical fracture care
  • Total knee replacement

Our surgeons understand that patients sometimes have concerns about undergoing surgical procedures, which is why they are dedicated to spending time to educate and provide patients with an understanding of the procedure as well as how the surgery will be beneficial. They also make sure they answer any questions the patient might have about the knee procedure.

Do You Need World-Class Knee Care?

If you are noticing any of these symptoms, you should consider consulting with a knee or sports medicine doctor or surgeon:

  • Knee pain when straightening or bending the knee
  • Pain around or behind the patella (kneecap)
  • Pain on the sides of the knee
  • Pain traveling between the hip and knee
  • Pain when moving the knee joint
  • Popping sound or snapping
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Walking is difficult or painful

Patients with knee pain or any of the above symptoms often seek help from a doctor specializing in the knee or sports medicine who may diagnose them with one of the following injuries or conditions:

  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury
  • Arthritis, such as osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Cartilage damage
  • Dislocated kneecap
  • Ligament tear
  • Medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury
  • Meniscus tear
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome
  • Sports-related injury
  • Tendon tear
  • Tendonitis

If you have knee pain or have suffered a knee injury, our knee doctors are ready to provide you with the world-class knee or sports medicine care you need. Schedule an appointment with one of our doctors specializing in the knee by calling (828) 324-2800 or requesting an appointment online.

We have eight offices located throughout North Carolina—our offices include Granite Falls, Hickory, Lenoir, Marion (AccessOrtho Only), Morganton, Newton, Taylorsville, and Valdese.

Emerge Stronger, Healthier, and Better at EmergeOrtho: Foothills Region

At EmergeOrtho: Foothills Region, our patients are always our top priority. Our entire team, from our knee, hip, and sports medicine doctors and surgeons to our physical therapists and additional providers, is focused on providing you with the compassionate, world-class orthopaedic care you need to emerge stronger and get back to doing the things you love.

Our knee specialists will be by your side through every step of your journey to pain relief, from diagnosis and nonoperative treatment or surgery to recovery and rehabilitation. Whether you have a tendon tear, knee pain, or a ligament injury or you need sports medicine care or knee surgery, such as knee replacement, our doctors will be right beside you.