Hip and knee pain can be a big roadblock to athletic aspirations, active lifestyles, and just everyday living. The preservation specialists on our medical staff understand the complex nature and function of the hip. They examine the interactions of the various muscles, tendons, ligaments, vessels, and bone to determine the source of the pain. Our physicians will develop individualized treatment plans for each patient based not only on imaging studies but also on a detailed medical history and in-depth physical exam. In addition to the medical diagnosis, treatment focuses on what the patient wants to accomplish–whether that’s going for a swim or playing tennis again. The overall goal is always to relieve pain, preserve function, slow or stop the progression of degenerative joint disease, return the patient to an active lifestyle, and, whenever possible, avoid hip or knee replacement. Click here to find a hip preservation specialist on our staff.
What Is Osteoarthritis?
Most people will develop this common condition at some point in their lives. Osteoarthritis occurs when a joint begins to wear out. This damage to the cartilage and bones limits movement and may cause pain. The tendency to develop this condition may run in your family, or it may be caused by an injury you had years ago.
Minimally Invasive Relief for Hip and Knee Pain
Minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery techniques have led to big advances in the successful diagnosis and treatment of hip and knee disorders. Arthroscopic procedures in the hip and knee region offer patients many potential benefits:
No overnight hospital stay
Less blood loss
Quicker recovery/return to normal activities