Knee and Joint

As our body’s largest joint, our knees are very complex and susceptible to different types of injuries.  Athletes in particular are at risk of knee issues. The knee injury might be the result of chronic, repetitive use or an acute, traumatic injury like a fall.

One of the most common knee injuries is the dreaded ACL tear of the knee. ACL stands for anterior cruciate ligament. A forceful pivot of the knee, common in contact sports, usually causes this damage.

Other knee ligaments may be injured as well, requiring repair or reconstruction. This surgery is often done on an outpatient basis, which means you will not need to stay overnight in the hospital. The goal of ACL surgery is to restore normal or nearly normal stability of the knee (compared to what you had before your injury). Our goal is that our patients can return to the active, healthy lifestyle they’re passionate about.

Meniscus Surgery
The meniscus is the C-shaped discs of cartilage that act as shock absorbers between the thighbone and the shinbone. Athletes who play contact sports are prone to these tears, but the meniscus can also tear due to degeneration as one ages and the tissue around the knee wears down. 

Cartilage Restoration Surgery
Cartilage is the smooth coating covering the bone in a moving joint. Unfortunately, our bodies are not well equipped to heal damaged cartilage or make new cartilage. For isolated cartilage defects caused by sports injuries, cartilage transplant surgery might be an option. 

Kneecap (Patella) Instability and Dislocation Surgery
Unfortunately some athletes are prone to instability or dislocation of the kneecap. Each time this happens it causes severe pain and cartilage damage. If physical therapy doesn’t help control this problem, our orthopedic surgeons offer several surgical options to treat this difficult issue.

Robotic-assisted knee replacement

This procedure is offered by orthopedic surgeons Dr. William Smith, Dr. David Banks, and Dr. Kyle Fleck. Click here to learn more about ROSA (Robotic Surgical Assistant) for knee and partial knee replacement. You can also click here to view the ROSA Patient Information Flyer.

Knee and Joint Services


ACL Injuries and Repair


Patellar/Kneecap Fractures


Quadriceps Tendon Tear


Patellar Tendon Tear


Meniscus Tears


Osgood-Schlatter Disease


Collateral Ligament Injuries


Total Knee Replacement


Partial Knee Replacement


Osteoarthritis and Osteonecrosis


Tibia Fractures


Distal Femur Fractures

Your Knee and Joint Procedure


Percent of Knee/Hip Patients Discharged Home

Our Joint Replacement program brings together skilled surgeons and specially trained nurses, therapists, and technicians to provide seamless, coordinated care.  An orthopedic care coordinator oversees the program and patient outcomes.  Each patient receives a comprehensive binder explaining their upcoming surgery.  Pre-operative classes prepare you for your surgery and your recovery process.  Patients designate a “coach” to be an active part of their care.  Daily newsletters alert patients on their schedule for the day.  We monitor your recovery through each step and help you continually improve so you can get back to what’s important.  

Average Knee/Hip Surgery Length of Stay (number of days)


Please contact us for more information and to schedule your visit

(229) 353-BONE (2663) or toll free 888-807-0101

901 E. 18th Street Tifton, GA 31794