Knee pain can make performing normal, everyday activities difficult and can make maintaining an active lifestyle nearly impossible. The knee is a complex hinge joint, connecting the upper leg (femur) to the bones of the lower leg (tibia and fibula) through a series of muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Due to its complex structure and consistent stress at this joint, knee pain can be the result of a wide range of injuries and conditions.

At Ascendant Orthopedic Alliance, our board-certified specialists are experts at diagnosing and treating knee injuries and conditions. We are a recognized authority in providing comprehensive care for sports injuries, dislocations, traumatic impact injuries, and degenerative conditions such as arthritis. While many of these knee injuries and conditions can be treated non-surgically, you can feel confident that we have the highest training and experience when surgery is required.

Ascendant’s orthopedic surgeons use the latest techniques to perform knee replacement surgery, ligament reconstruction, knee arthroscopy, meniscus repair, and minimally-invasive procedures. We understand that knee pain can disrupt your lifestyle and make simple, everyday activities difficult. Our physicians are committed to developing personalized treatment plans to accommodate your individual condition and get you back to an active lifestyle.

It is important to seek immediate Indiana knee pain treatment from one of our knee specialists if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms of knee pain:

  • A popping or snapping noise in or around your knee
  • Sensation of your knee “giving out” while walking, running, jumping, or turning
  • Severe pain in the knee joint, within the kneecap, or behind the knee
  • Unable to bend or move your knee
  • Unable to walk comfortably
  • Swelling of the knee joint or calf area

Common Conditions

  • ACL Injuries
  • Chondral Defects
  • Chondromalacia Patella
  • Knee Bursitis
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Ligament Injuries
  • Meniscus Tears
  • Patellar Misalignment
  • Patellar Tendonitis (Jumpers Knee)

Common Procedures

  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Autologous Chondrocyte Transplantation
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Meniscus Repair
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Revision Knee Surgery


Ascendant Orthopedic Alliance was formed by joining the two leading providers serving North Central Indiana and Southwestern Michigan. South Bend Orthopaedics (SBO) and Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center (OSMC) bring together the current seven office locations in South Bend, Elkhart, Mishawaka, Goshen, LaPorte, Middlebury and Nappanee to form Ascendant Orthopedic Alliance.