Knee Procedures - Overview

Dr. Andrew Pearle specializes in sports and arthritic conditions of the knee. Dr. Pearle is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Techniques in Knee Surgery and a member of the international ACL Study Group. He is pioneering the use of robotics and computer assisted surgical techniques; he directs the Computer Assisted Surgery Center at Hospital for Special Surgery. These techniques are often used in knee resurfacing and replacement procedures and have provided insight to improve techniques for sports surgery as well.

Dr. Pearle performs all his knee procedures at the Hospital for Special Surgery, the #1 ranked orthopedic center in the country. Hospital for Special Surgery has the lowest infection rate and performs more knee surgeries than any other center in the world. In addition, Hospital for Special Surgery has developed advanced protocols for pain management and rapid rehabilitation to guide you through the procedure. Finally, the nurses at Hospital for Special Surgery have earn the Magnet Award for Nursing Excellence and were the first in the State of New York to be re-designated with the Nursing's highest honor. In addition to Dr. Pearle's expertise, this world-class environment enhances the patient experience and outcome.

Dr. Pearle feels strongly that patient education is essential for optimal outcome. As such, please find a list of many of Dr. Pearle's common knee procedures listed on the sidebar to the right. While Dr. Pearle treats all conditions about the knee, only the most common procedures are listed. In some cases, a surgery may involve multiple procedures that are listed to the right.

If you are considering surgery, click on the appropriate procedure for educational videos, frequently asked questions and risks of the procedure, as well as other useful information. We hope you find these resources helpful; please contact the office with any further questions.