What Kinds of Doctors Evaluate and Treat Knee Problems?
By nih.gov — From nih.gov October 10, 2011 713
After an examination by your primary care doctor, he or she may refer you to a rheumatologist, an orthopaedic surgeon, or both.
A rheumatologist specializes in nonsurgical treatment of arthritis and other rheumatic diseases.
An orthopaedic surgeon, or orthopaedist, specializes in nonsurgical and surgical treatment of bones, joints, and soft tissues such as ligaments, tendons, and muscles.