Knee Pain & Injuries

Our knee doctors at Shady Grove Orthopaedics are recognized leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of knee injuries and conditions. Pain in the knee can be the result of a condition that has developed over time or from overuse like osteoarthritis, arthritis, and runner’s knee, or from the occurrence of a recent sports injury, such as a meniscus tear or dislocated kneecap.

In some circumstances, and if not identified early on, conditions such as knee arthritis may create extreme bone and joint discomfort, making knee surgery, such as knee replacement, total knee arthroplasty, or knee arthroscopy, possible options to relieving your knee pain.

Additional Information

Why Choose Shady Grove Orthopaedics?

Our knee surgeons at Shady Grove Orthopaedics have completed additional training, specifically in the knee. With this training, our knee surgeons, Andrew W. Bender, M.D., Mark A. Peterson, M.D., Brett J. Hampton, M.D., and Joseph A. Shrout, M.D., have the training, experience, and expertise to assess, diagnose, and treat your knee injury or condition individually to your needs.


When Should You See a Knee Doctor?

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms of knee pain, it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible before your knee injury or condition worsens.

  • A popping or snapping noise in or around the knee
  • Feel like your knee gave out while walking, running, jumping, or turning
  • Have severe joint pain, pain in the knee, pain in the kneecap, or pain behind the knee
  • Cannot bend or move the knee
  • Begin limping or are unable to walk comfortably
  • Have swelling of the knee, joint, or calf area


Conditions include, but are not limited to:

  • Ligament injuries to knee
  • ACL reconstruction
  • Meniscus reconstruction
  • PCL reconstruction
  • Patella dislocation correction
  • Knee multi-ligament reconstruction
  • Computer navigated robotic surgery (partial and total)
  • Cartilage transfer surgery
  • Tendon tears
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Total knee replacement
  • Overuse injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Arthritis
  • Runner’s knee
  • Recent injury, fracture or sprain
  • Ligament Injuries

Services: Ultra-sound Guided Injections

Shady Grove Orthopaedics is proud to provide ultrasound-guided injections, a highly advanced technology used to treat complex musculoskeletal pain.

Ultrasound-guidance makes it possible to deliver medication to painful target sites that otherwise would not be attempted. This nonoperative, outpatient procedure is designed to provide relief for patients who are suffering from sports, arthritis, nerve, and overuse injuries.

— Our Experts —

Adedapo Ajayi, M.D.

Dr. Ajayi is an orthopedic surgeon who focuses on sports medicine, knee replacement surgery, and shoulder

Andrew W. Bender, M.D.

Andrew W. Bender, M.D., is an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of

Mark A. Peterson, M.D.

Mark A. Peterson, M.D., is an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of

Brett J. Hampton, M.D.

Brett J. Hampton, M.D., is an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of