Dr. Knedel specializes in both surgical and non-surgical treatment of hip and knee pain, including minimally invasive total hip and knee replacements and injections.

Dr. Knedel comes to Saint Agnes after practicing at Sierra Pacific Orthopedics. In 2011, he spent a year in Chicago in an intensive adult joint reconstruction surgery fellowship program at the prestigious Rush Medical Center.

He earned his medical degree from Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, then a general surgery internship at University of California, Los Angeles, followed by orthopedic surgery residency at University of California, San Francisco-Fresno.

Dr. Knedel says he chose to focus on orthopaedics because of the ability to improve people’s quality of life. “There are very few areas of medicine that allow you to provide such a dramatic improvement in quality of life,” he says. “Playing a part in a patient’s pain relief and improvement is the most rewarding aspect of my job and motivates me every day.”

During his free time, Dr. Knedel enjoys swimming, golf and spending time with family.

He is currently a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and the Northern California Orthopaedic Society.

Dr. Knedel is currently accepting new patients.