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NRO is here to provide Missoula with the most qualified surgeons available to take care of any of your knee-related orthopaedic needs.

Some of the knee symptoms and conditions we treat at Northern Rockies Orthopedics include:


  • Swelling and stiffness
  • Redness and warmth to the touch
  • Weakness or instability
  • Popping or crunching noises
  • Inability to fully straighten the knee
  • Locking
  • Shifting or slipping sensation
  • Clicking


  • ACL or Anterior cruciate ligament tear
  • PCL or post to your cruciate ligament tear
  • MCL or medial collateral ligament tear
  • LCL or lateral collateral ligament tear
  • PLC or Posterolateral corner injury
  • Medial meniscus tear
  • Lateral meniscus tear
  • Meniscus root horn tear
  • Iliotibial band syndrome
  • Patellar tendinitis or jumper’s knee
  • Prepatellar bursitis
  • Lateral patellar compression syndrome
  • Lateral patellar instability
  • Patella femoral arthritis
  • Knee endstage arthritis
  • Baker’s cyst
  • Ganglion cyst
  • Medial meniscal cyst
  • Lateral meniscus cyst
  • Hamstring strain
  • Gastrocnemius or calf strain
  • Quadricep strain or rupture
  • Patellar tendon rupture
  • Tibiofibular instability
  • Chronic Exertional compartment syndrome
  • Patella fracture
  • Tibial plateau fracture
  • Fibula fracture
  • Femoral fracture
  • Tibial spine avulsion or ACL bony avulsion
  • Bucket handle meniscus tear
  • Articular cartilage injury

Treatments offered:

Knee replacement

  • Total knee arthroplasty (TKA)
  • Partial knee replacement (UKA)
  • Same day discharge outpatient knee replacement

Knee re-alignment

  • High tibial osteotomy (HTO)
  • Distal femoral osteotomy (DFO)
  • Patellar realignment
  • Tibial tubercle transfer

Ligament repair and reconstruction

  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction
    • All-inside graftlink technique
    • Allograft or cadaver graft
    • Autograft with patellar tendon, hamstring tendon or quadriceps tendon
  • PCL or Posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
  • Medial collateral ligament reconstruction
  • Collateral ligament repair
  • Medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction/repair
  • Multiligament reconstruction for knee dislocation
  • Patellar tendon repair
  • Quadriceps tendon repair
  • Lateral release

Meniscus surgery

  • Medial meniscus repair
  • Lateral meniscus repair
  • Root horn repair of meniscus
  • Partial meniscectomy

Cartilage repair and reconstruction

  • Articular Cartilage repair
  • Microfracture
  • Biocartilage
  • Fresh osteochondral graft transfer
  • OATS transfer
  • Cartiform

Fracture care

  • Repair of femur fractures
  • Repair of fractures around knee replacements (periprosthetic fracture)
  • Repair of patella fractures
  • Repair of tibial plateau fractures

Physical therapy

  • Blood flow restriction therapy
  • Dry needling
  • Fall assessment and prevention
  • Gait training
  • Neuromuscular training
  • Sport specific training
  • Strength training
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