Our team of experienced knee specialists is led by Leon E. Popovitz, MD, co-founder of New York Bone & Joint Specialists. A nationally renowned expert in arthroscopic surgery, Dr. Popovitz specializes in ACL, meniscus, and cartilage tears. He has been listed as one of the best orthopedic surgeons in NYC by New York Magazine, and has appeared on the New York Times’ “Superdoctors” list.
Dr. Popovitz works alongside renowned orthopedic surgeon Rupesh Tarwala, MD to provide comprehensive knee care that is as simple and painless as possible. Our specialists offer expertise in non-surgical and surgical treatment options for knee injuries, prioritizing conservative methods such as physical therapy.
Each member of our care team — including our physicians, surgeons, physical therapists, and support staff — displays the same level of dedication to the wellbeing of their patients. The ultimate goal of New York Bone & Joint Specialists is to provide impeccable care and peace of mind to every single person we treat, and to ensure that he or she enjoys an active, fulfilling lifestyle.
Why Choose NY Bone & Joint Knee Specialists?
- Access to world-class joint specialists
- Compassionate and comprehensive care for a range of conditions, from diagnosis to recovery
- Conservative treatment coupled with expert surgical interventions ensure a complete recovery for every patient
Knee Conditions We Specialize InKnee Arthroscopy - Knee arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure performed to diagnose and repair a number of injuries affecting the knee, including osteoarthritis, meniscal tears, and patellar dislocations. Because it’s minimally invasive, it results in shorter recovery timelines and reduces the risk of surgical complications.
ACL Tears - An ACL tear is a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament, an important ligament that stabilizes the knee. Some minor tears can be rehabilitated without surgery, but most cases are best treated with a short arthroscopic procedure.
Runner’s Knee - Patellofemoral pain, often referred to as runner’s knee, is a dull, persistent pain around the front of the knee, usually experienced by runners, cyclists, soccer players, and other athletes whose sports entail extensive running. Runner’s knee can usually be treated conservatively, with a focus on physical therapy.
Knee Replacement - A knee replacement is the complete or partial replacement of the knee joint with a prosthetic implant. It can provide long-lasting relief to patients with osteoarthritis or other chronic conditions that might affect the knee’s ability to function.
Kneecap Dislocations - A patellar dislocation occurs when the kneecap is dislodged from the trochlea, which is a groove at the bottom of the femur. More common among younger people, it can be effectively treated with physical therapy, though some patients might benefit from a short surgical procedure.
Most Common Knee Conditions & TreatmentsFor more information on your specific injury, consult the pages below. You will find comprehensive information on common symptoms, how the condition is diagnosed, our recommended course of treatment, and expected recovery timelines for each condition.
Knee Arthroscopy - Surgery & Recovery
ACL Tears - Signs, Symptoms, & Types | Surgery & Recovery
Runner's Knee - Symptoms & Treatment
Knee Replacement - Surgery & Recovery
Patellar Dislocation - Treatment & Recovery
Meniscal Tears - Symptoms & Tests
Knee Cartilage Injury - Symptoms, Types, & Treatment
Loose Body in the Knee - Surgery & Recovery
All Knee Conditions and Treatments
Orthopedists at New York Bone and Joint are highly skilled in treating numerous knee conditions, including:
- ACL Reconstruction
- ACL Tear
- ACL Tear: Surgery & Recovery
- Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
- Chondromalacia Patella (Patellofemoral Syndrome)
- Iliotibial Band Syndrome
- Knee Arthritis/Osteoarthritis
- Knee Arthroscopy – Arthroscopic Surgery
- Knee Cartilage Injury – Repair and Transplantation
- Knee Fracture
- Knee Ligament Injuries
- Loose Body in the Knee: Symptoms, Treatment, & Recovery
- MCL Tear: Symptoms, Treatment, and Recovery
- Meniscal Injuries
- Meniscal Tears
- Partial Knee Replacement
- Patellar Dislocation
- Patellar Tendinitis (Jumper’s Knee)
- Patellofemoral Pain
- Total Knee Replacement
- Unicondylar Knee Replacement