At Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute, we have orthopedic specialists who are skilled in all areas of knee and leg conditions, so you can feel confident that you are getting the best possible treatment for your injury.

With an extensive background in sports medicine, our team has expertise in treating injuries, as well as helping you avoid future injury. We understand that, for many of our patients, sports and fitness are at the center of their life and well-being, so we provide the most effective treatments to get you back to an active lifestyle as quickly as possible.

Which knee and leg conditions are treated at Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute?

Our team treats simple to complex knee and leg injuries, including traumatic and sports-related injuries, as well as chronic conditions. At Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute, we treat:

Knee conditions

  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries
  • Arthritis or osteoarthritis 
  • Baker’s cyst (popliteal cyst)
  • Breaststroke swimmer’s knee
  • Chondromalacia patella 
  • Dislocated kneecap
  • Fat pad impingement (Hoffa’s syndrome)
  • Hyperextended knee
  • Iliotibial band syndrome 
  • Locked knee
  • Knee tendon bursitis 
  • Lateral collateral ligament (LCL) injury
  • Loose bodies of the knee joint
  • Medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury
  • Meniscal cyst
  • Meniscal tear
  • Osgood-Schlatter disease
  • Osteochondritis dissecans
  • Jumper’s knee (patellar tendinitis)
  • Patellar tendon tear
  • Runner’s knee (patellofemoral pain syndrome)
  • Plica syndrome
  • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury
  • Prepatellar (kneecap) bursitis 
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Unstable kneecap (patellar instability or subluxation) 

Leg conditions

  • Anterior compartment syndrome
  • Breaks and fractures
  • Calf muscle strain or tear
  • Fibula fracture 
  • Hamstring strain or tear
  • Quadriceps muscle strain or tear
  • Quadriceps tendon tear
  • Patellar tendon tear
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Shin splints (medial tibial stress syndrome)
  • Tibial stress fracture

How are knee and leg injuries diagnosed?

At Miami Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute, your diagnosis starts with a physical exam. After this initial exam, we often use diagnostic tests to confirm the type of knee or leg injury you have. We may use ultrasound, high-resolution MRIs, X-rays and CT scans to help determine the location and extent of your injury and how best to treat it.

How are knee and leg conditions treated at Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute?

When treating knee and leg injuries, our goal is to try to keep you as active as possible, while also finding a way to effectively treat your condition. This means we may start with conservative treatments, such as braces, splints or pain medicines. Our sports medicine physicians may also use steroid injections to help relieve pain and inflammation.

In some cases, we may also recommend physical therapy to help rebuild strength.

If your injury is severe, or if conservative therapies are no longer effective in treating your condition, we may recommend surgery. In many cases, we will use minimally invasive techniques, such as arthroscopic surgery, to remove damaged bone or repair ligaments.

Part of your treatment plan will also include information on how to avoid reinjuring your knee or leg. Our physical therapists and trainers will work closely with you to modify techniques or routines so you can prevent future problems.

My knee feels strong and sturdy, and I expect to get cleared to run very soon. I’ve already registered for the Miami Half Marathon in February, and Dr. Yagnik and my therapists say that’s an attainable goal.
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Christine Hoogenbergen-Lamas ACL Tear Patient

Conditions & Treatments 

Our team treats simple to complex knee and leg injuries, including traumatic and sports-related injuries, as well as chronic conditions. At Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute, we treat:

Who benefits from this program?

Our team has expertise in treating all types of knee and leg conditions or injuries. Whether you’re a weekend warrior, a sports or fitness enthusiast, or a professional athlete, we are here to care for anyone experiencing knee and leg problems.

Our Approach

Our Approach

When you come to Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute for knee and leg care, you can expect:

  • A treatment plan that aims to get you back to an active lifestyle as soon as possible.
  • A compassionate team that cares about your well-being and provides a personalized approach for your treatment and recovery.
  • Physicians and surgeons who specialize in your specific injury or condition, so you can feel confident you’re getting the best possible treatment.

Meet the team

Our team includes orthopedic surgeons and sports medicine physicians who specialize in treating knee and leg injuries. We also have highly skilled athletic trainers, physical therapists and nutritionists who work together to help you recover and get back to an active lifestyle.
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Anthony Ameen Leg Injury Patient
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