Enhancing Your Stability—for Life!
The knee connects the two longest mechanical levers in the human body: the thigh and lower leg. It is often responsible for carrying up to five times our body weight when we are running, walking/hiking downhill, or descending stairs. Given those stresses, it is little wonder that knee pain and injury is one of the most common presenting problems in orthopedic offices around the world.
SRO Knee Care Team
When your knee suffers injury, disease or other problems, it can affect your stability and mobility, which can then lead to other injuries in your musculo-skeletal system. At Santa Rosa Orthopaedics, our board-certified, fellowship-trained surgeons offer the latest advancements in knee care. If your condition requires surgery, today’s minimally invasive techniques reduce both surgical pain and recovery time, and can be done either as a total or partial knee replacement.
Our knee care orthopedic physicians iare assisted by an experienced support team of physician and medical assistants, physical and occupational therapists, an on-site diagnostic imaging staff, and splinting and casting professionals. Team members consult with each other and their patients through every step of the process.
Common Knee Problems
SRO’s Knee Care Team has the knowledge and experience to evaluate, diagnose and treat knee conditions, including, but not limited to:
Meet Our Knee Care Physicians
Thomas C. Degenhardt, M.D.
Dr. Thomas Degenhardt’s career as a board-certified orthopedic surgeon has been highlighted by his prominent role in the development and practice of sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery and joint reconstruction of the knee. He serves as co-director of The Sports Medicine Center at SRO and has extensive experience in complex reconstructive procedures of the knee, including articular cartilage regeneration and transfer techniques, multiple ligament reconstructions, and primary and revision knee replacement. Learn More …
Gary A. Stein, M.D.
Dr. Gary Stein is a board-certified specialist in orthopedic surgery, adult reconstructive surgery, sports medicine, and back care. A pioneer in developing minimally invasive techniques for hip and knee replacement surgery, he is co-director of the Sports Medicine Center at SRO and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Learn More …
Michael J. McDermott, M.D.
Dr. Michael McDermott is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, with long experience in general orthopedic surgery. His career has spanned patients ranging from adolescent, high school, college, professional and Olympic athletes through middle-aged recreational enthusiasts to seniors seeking relief from osteoarthritis. A co-director of the Sports Medicine Center at SRO, his practice emphasizes complex reconstruction and minimally invasive procedures for the knee… Learn More …