Knee Conditions

The knee is a hinge joint and consists of cartilage, muscle, tendons, and ligaments. It provides the capability to run, squat, jump and turn. However, the knee is vulnerable to injury and conditions because it helps to support the full weight of the body, and it’s unable to rotate in every direction. 

Knee pain can be from acute trauma or from high impact activity such as jumping, running, or twisting. Pain can develop over time and can cause arthritis, from wear and tear on ligaments and cartilage. Knee pain can sideline a patient from activities of daily living.

Common Symptoms treated by Dr. Nowak:

  • Knee Swelling
  • Locking/Giving way
  • Popping or snapping sensation
  • Bruising or discoloration
  • Knee Cap pain or numbness
  • Knee Pain with bending or straigthening
  • Unstable Knee Cap

Knee Care

Arthroscopic and mini-open procedures are considered for the following conditions: tendinitis, bursitis, meniscal tears, ACL reconstruction, medial collateral or lateral collateral ligament tears, dislocating patella/patella instability, quadriceps ruptures, osteochondral defects, and arthritis.

We Treat The Following Conditions


Adhesive Capsulitis (frozen shoulder)
Rotator Cuff Tears
Calcific Tendinitis
Labral Tears
Impingement Syndrome
Snapping Scapula Syndrome
Shoulder Instability/ Dislocations
A/C Sprains
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Meniscal Tears
ACL Reconstruction
Collateral Ligament Tears
Patella Pain
Patella Instability
Quadriceps rupture

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Golfers Elbow
Tennis Elbow
Biceps Tendinitis/Rupture
Loose Bodies
Nerve Compression

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Mallet Finger
Trigger Finger

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First Visit

  • Remember to register on the patient portal with Athena prior to your first visit
  • Kindly bring your license, healthcare cards at your first visit.
  • Wear shorts for lower extremity evaluation and a tank top or loose-fitting shirt for upper extremity evaluations
  • All patients are required to follow our posted Covoid-19 protocol including wearing a mask.
Covid-19 Notice

Nowak Orthopedic Associates is taking every precaution to provide a safe clinical environment.  Our waiting room has limited seating and allows for maximum social distancing.  All patients who are not vaccinated are recommended to wear a mask.  Our staff is fully vaccinated, however if you feel uncomfortable and would prefer our staff to wear a mask during your visit, kindly request.  Rooms are sanitized between each visit and the clinic is daily sanitized.

In accordance with CDC recommendations, if you have traveled out of the country, or have been in contact with someone with the coronavirus, or if you are experiencing symptoms, kindly reschedule your visit.  The Coronavirus pandemic remains a fluid situation, and we will adjust our policy accordingly.