Hip or knee pain can really interfere with everyday life. Advances in technology and surgical procedures provide more options for hip pain treatment than ever. In addition to traditional approaches, we offer several specialized procedures that help reduce recovery time.
Hip & Knee Preservation
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
Don’t Just Live with It
Sometimes, treatments for joint pain are as simple as rest, over-the-counter or prescription medications, activity modification, and physical therapy. Occasionally, surgery is required. Joint replacement can restore people to active, functional, and fulfilling lives. After rehabilitation, most patients can return to the activities they enjoyed before their joints became so painful.
You rely on all of your joints every day, but due to overuse or other injuries, poor mechanics, or arthritis, you may start to experience joint pain.
Rehabilitation is helpful in correcting poor mechanics and strengthening weak areas to better support joint health. However, if joint pain has started interfering with your daily activities, we recommend making an appointment with an orthopedic joint wellness expert to learn about your orthopedic treatment options—from the conservative to surgical.
When you have hip or knee pain, it can be tough to decide when to walk it off and when to see a doctor. Your symptoms need treatment when:
1. An injury where you observe a deformity or hear a popping sound
2. Persistent pain that lasts more than a week
3. Pain that recurs with specific activities
4. Continuous pain and swelling
Our Total Joint Replacement Coordinators are here to guide you through the surgery process. If you have questions or would like to learn more about joint replacement surgery, click here. Click here to find out if you are a candidate for total joint replacement.
Our Joint Replacement Center provides education and support for our patients. It is designed to provide comprehensive care for patients who undergo joint replacement. Our patient-centered and compassionate approach can help you return to healthy, active living.