Hip Care

In order to lessen joint pain, a range of options from total hip replacement surgery to rehabilitation therapy may be appropriate.

One of the most common causes of joint pain is Osteoarthritis, which arises when cartilage breaks apart and therefore causes pain, stiffness, and swelling. Although there is no specific cause of Osteoarthritis, the following circumstances that can contribute are: overweight, injuries, overuse, and genetics. Symptoms for Osteoarthritis can include stiffness upon waking up from rest, cracking sounds with joint movement, joint pain after physical activity, and swelling around an area of a joint. Our treatment options for Osteoarthritis include weight management, controlled physical activity, prescribed medications, joint replacement surgery, and various other treatments depending on your condition.

These common conditions are reasons to see a specialist:

  • Arthritis and joint pain
  • Soft tissue and referred pain (pain felt at a location other than where it is caused)
  • Bursitis (the inflammation of one or more bursae, small sacs of lubricating synovial fluid)
  • Cartilage and ligament damage
  • Strains, sprains and fractures
  • Tendonitis and tendinopathy (inflammation or damage of the cord attaching muscle to bone)
  • Dislocated hip
  • Osteoporosis (a condition that causes bones to become brittle and fragile)
  • Snapping hip (snapping sensation felt when the hip is flexed and extended)

Total Hip Replacement Surgery

Throughout this surgical procedure, the problematic hip is replaced with a prosthetic artificial joint. What the process of this procedure entails is the removal of the arthritic ball of the upper thighbone (femur) along with damaged cartilage from the hip socket. The damaged ball is replaced with a metal ball that is fixed inside a metal shell. This creates a well-functioning ball-and-socket joint that does not cause pain.

It is estimated that 90-95% of patients who go through this procedure report good to excellent results with reduced pain, along with an increase in mobility and physical activity. Total hip replacement surgeries make it possible for patients to recover in a timely matter and many patients are able to walk the day following the procedure.

Specialty Approaches of Care

In some cases your physician may recommend an anterior approach for your total hip replacement. The anterior approach is considered a minimally invasive option to lessen the amount of tissue and tendons which are disrupted during the surgical case. It has been show that patients may experience a quicker recovery, less pain and a more normal function following the surgery.


Knee Care

If you have shooting pain through your knee that limits the lifestyle you want to live, get back on track with the help of our orthopedic team. The total knee replacement procedure removes the knee joint and replaces it with a new, prosthetic artificial joint. The human knee joint, which moves like a hinge, is formed where the femur and the tibia connect. The interior lining of the knee serves as a soft cushion of cartilage. As this delicate cartilage can diminish over time, movement of the knee can become painful.

Through getting a total knee replacement, three things are achieved:

  • The depleted cartilage is restored with manufactured cushioning
  • The end of the femur is replaced with a smooth metal surface
  • The tip of the tibia is replaced with a fragment of plastic, along with a metal stem.

Patients report relief and comfort, and most importantly, have experienced an increase in mobility and physical activity post-surgery. Our procedures give patients the opportunity for a quick recovery, with many being able to walk the day after the surgery.

These common conditions are reasons to see a specialist:

  • ACL injuries (overstretching or tearing of the anterior cruciate ligament in the middle of the knee)
  • Arthritis and joint pain
  • Cartilage and ligament damage
  • Strains, sprains and fractures
  • Tendonitis and tendinopathy (inflammation or damage of the cord attaching muscle to bone)
  • Soft tissue and referred pain (pain felt at a location other than where it is caused)
  • Bursitis (the inflammation of one or more bursae, small sacs of lubricating synovial fluid)
  • Dislocated knee
  • Osteoporosis (a condition that causes bones to become brittle and fragile)
  • Hyperextension knee injuries (caused by weight or pressure forcing the knee past its normal range of motion)
  • Meniscus tear (tear in a piece of cartilage that provides a cushion between the thighbone and the shinbone)
  • Runner's knee (overuse injury causing pain in the front of the knee)

Partial Robotics-Assisted Knee Replacement

Using robotics assisted technology we can do partial or total knee replacements which improve accuracy and lead to quicker recovery and less down time for patients. The system generates a 3D representation of the unique anatomy of the knee and helps the surgeon complete the removal process and prosthetic replacement.

3D Printed Knee Replacement

These custom total knee replacement implants match your anatomy closer than off-the-shelf varieties which may be limited in size. A CT scan of your knee helps create the image by which you knee implant will be generated to find the best fit for you. Because the knee is custom, often the physician can preserve more of the patient’s original bone.

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