Dr. Bailie is a leading expert in the diagnosis and treatment of knee problems. Since 1996 he has had over 3000 patient knee encounters, resulting in more than 250 surgeries each year. He uses rehabilitative, advanced surgical (arthroscopic and arthroscopic assisted) and injection techniques (including PRP, hyaluronic acid, and cell therapy), to resolve symptoms of both common and difficult knee problems. He has helped create new, more advanced surgical techniques for the knee and contributes to clinical outcomes research.


  • ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tears, acute, chronic and revision
  • Articular (Hyaline) cartilage disorders
  • Chondromalacia (i.e. early arthritis)
  • Chondral and osteochondral defects
  • Collateral Ligaments (MCL, LCL-posterolateral corner)
  • Loose bodies
  • Mensicus tears
  • PCL  (posterior cruciate ligament) tears
  • Patellofemoral problems

MPFL tears, mal-alignment, chondromalacia
lateral patello-femoral compression syndrome

  • Patella tendon injuries
  • Pes Anserine Bursitis
  • Plica Syndrome
  • Quadriceps tendon injuries
  • Synovitis


*Arthroscopic Surgery/Arthroscopic Assisted

Arthroscopic surgery involves filling the joint with water and placing a small fiberoptic camera through a one centimeter incision into the joint. This allows the surgeon to visualize all of the internal structures. Through a second one centimeter incision, a variety of surgical instruments can be placed to actually perform the procedure. In most cases, patients can be on their feet the next day and walk without crutches. However, in some situations, the use of crutches and/or a brace for a period of time, may be required in order to protect the joint from stress, especially in cases where a major reconstruction was performed of the joint surface. Some of the more common arthroscopic procedures are noted below.

  • ACL reconstruction
  • Meniscus repair
  • Meniscectomy
  • Patellofemoral surgery
  • MCL repair
  • Lateral release
  • Cartilage Transplantation/Restoration
Knee Chondral defect

Knee Chondral defect

  • PCL reconstruction
  • Chondrocyte transplant
  • Micronized cartilage transplant
  • Autograft/allograft cartilage transplant
  • MPFL repair/reconstruction
  • Posterolateral corner reconstruction

*Open Surgery

While many knee procedures can be treated arthroscopically by a skilled and knowledgeable Orthopedic Surgeon, there are some knee problems which occur outside of the joint itself. Because these structures are not within the joint cavity, they may require an open incision to be made and cannot effectively be treated with arthroscopic techniques.

  • Quadrideps tendon repair/reconstruction
  • Tibial tubercle osteotomy
  • Patella tendon reconstruction/repair
Achilles Tendon Allograft

Achilles Tendon Allograft


(for more information, please visit our Regenerative Medicine Tab)

CELL THERAPIES (Stem cell and Amniogenic)


During his 18 years practicing Orthopedics, Dr. Bailie has had the privilege of working with many top notch physical therapists from various locations throughout the state of Arizona. Utilizing his experiences, he has hand picked several physical therapists, all of whom have demonstrated exemplary hands on treatment skills, knowledge and commitment to customer service. Because each therapist possesses their own style, expertise and techniques, Dr. Bailie matches every patient to the therapist best suited to help achieve an optimal outcome. Whether physical therapy is the sole treatment option, or the continuation of treatment following surgery, patients can be assured that his team approach will provide the highest quality care possible to achieve their goals. To learn more about Dr. Bailie’s philosophy on rehabilitation and his preferred physical therapy clinics throughout Arizona, please visit our REHABILITATION interactive tab, located on the home page.