Knee Doctors in North Mississippi

Knee Doctors

Bryan C. Fagan, MD
William P. Pillow, MD
Gabriel Rulewicz, MD
Stephen Southworth, MD


Our specialty-trained knee doctors are experts in assessing, diagnosing, and treating knee injuries and conditions. 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 posterior to the kneecap (or patella).

Knee pain can be the result of a wide range of injuries and conditions. Whether caused by a traumatic injury, such as a sports injury, dislocation, or ligamentous tear; an overuse injury, such as runner’s knee; or a condition that has developed over time, such as arthritis or osteoarthritis, knee pain should never be ignored or overlooked.

In some cases, and if not identified early on, conditions like knee osteoarthritis may progress and worsen, causing severe pain and, in extreme cases, necessitating knee surgery to relieve discomfort and restore mobility. Similarly, tears to the ligaments of the knee (the meniscus, ACL, MCL, or PCL) often require reconstructive surgery to repair the damaged ligament.

  • A popping or snapping noise in the knee during activity
  • The sensation of your knee giving out while walking, running, jumping, or turning
  • Severe joint pain, whether in the knee, behind the knee, or within the kneecap
  • Inability to bend or move the knee
  • Inability to walk without pain
  • Swelling localized to the knee joint or calf area