Learn about our General Orthopedic treatments for joint replacement and trauma, and the specialized services we provide at our Knee and Shoulder Clinic, Hand Center, Spine Center, and Foot and Ankle Clinic.
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Knee and Shoulder Clinic

r. Matthew Hwang cares for patient at the Knee and Shoulder Center at St. Cloud Orthopedics.

Pain, stiffness, or swelling of the knee and shoulder can be an indication of something wrong below the surface of the joint. The specialists at our Knee and Shoulder Clinic are equipped to diagnose and treat knee and shoulder problems to help you heal and recover from common injuries.

Several of our orthopedic surgeons have received fellowships or specialized training in treating conditions affecting the knee and shoulder, including complex sports related injuries, trauma, fractures, arthritis, and tendon or nerve injuries.

Common knee & shoulder problems

Our specialists at the Knee and Shoulder Clinic provide the care and treatment you need to heal and recover from common injuries.

Common knee problems

Common knee diseases and problems (bursitis, ACL tears, arthritis, meniscus tear, etc.) result in pain, giving way, locking, or swelling. Knee problems we treat include:

  • Bursitis
  • Cartilage lesions
  • Hyper extended knee
  • Iliotibial band syndrome
  • Infection
  • Kneecap (patella) problems
  • Ligament injuries
  • Meniscus injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Tendon injuries

Common shoulder problems

Dr. Matthew Hwang tests shoulder movement on patient at the Knee and Shoulder Center at St. Cloud Orthopedics.

The most common shoulder problems are usually related to the rotator cuff, instability, arthritis, or stiffness. Symptoms consist of pain, weakness, popping or clicking, stiffness, or looseness. Shoulder problems we treat include:

  • AC joint pathology
  • Bicep tendonitis
  • Dislocations
  • Impingement/tendonitis
  • Labral injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rotator cuff tears

Request an appointment with one of our knee and shoulder specialists today if you’re experiencing any of these knee or shoulder problems and want to end the stiffness and pain.
Surgery and Other Treatments

If surgery is your only treatment option, our surgeons will help you understand how a procedure is done and why it’s recommended. We’ll also guide you through the rehabilitation process as you recover.

Our physicians specialize in knee and shoulder surgery and are highly skilled in these procedures:


  • ACL reconstruction
  • Cartilage transplant
  • Meniscal repair
  • Total and partial knee replacement


  • Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
  • Arthroscopic labral repair
  • Total and partial shoulder replacement
  • Shoulder stabilization

We’ll work with you to develop a personal treatment plan and establish goals to meet your therapeutic needs. We want you to be able to return to work and your normal lifestyle as quickly as possible.

Contact us if you’d like to learn more about our surgical treatments for knee and shoulder injuries.