Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon Board Certified Orthopedic Sports Medicine
- ACL injuries (All Arthroscopic ACL reconstruction)
- PCL injuries
- Multi-ligamentous Knee Injury
- Meniscus Tears
- MCL/LCL Tears
- Knee Instability
- Patella (kneecap) Instability
- Chondral (cartilage) Defects
- Cartilage Restoration
- Osgood-Schlatter Disease
- Patella Fracture
- Tibial Plateau Fractures
Bones about the knee:
- The femur is the bone of the thigh. It is the largest bone in the body.
- The tibia is the large bone in the lower leg. The femur sits on the tibia.
- The fibula is the smaller bone in the lower leg. It serves as an attachment point for muscles and the lateral collateral ligament.
- The patella is also known as the “kneecap”. It is located in front of the femur and tibia. As the knee moves, the patella slides within a groove on the femur.
Cartilage about the knee:
- minimizes friction and wear of the bone surfaces.
- spreads the loads that are applied to a joint.
Ligaments about the knee:
Muscles & Tendons about the knee:
- The quadriceps (sometimes referred to as “quads”) are four muscles in the front of the thigh that straighten the knee .
- The hamstrings (sometimes referred to as “hams”) are the muscles in the back of the thigh that work together to bend the knee.
Why Choose Dr. Friedman?
- Board Certified Orthopedic Sports Medicine Specialist
- Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
- Director - New York Downtown Center for Sports Medicine @ New York Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital
- Clinical Assistant Professor Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery – Weill Cornell Medical College
- Fellow – American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
- Fellow – Arthroscopy Association of North America