Your hips and knees are highly prone to arthritis and injuries from sports as well as falls and work-related accidents. As you age, osteoarthritis can take a serious toll on your joints. Cartilage between bones can deteriorate, causing the bones within a joint to rub together. Arthritis is painful and can severely limit movement and function. Because your hips and knees are weight-bearing joints, they are also highly prone to injuries from sports, falls, or work activities, such as a dislocated hip or cartilage tear.
Non-surgical treatment of hip and knee problems may include physical therapy and corticosteroid or viscosupplementation injections for knee arthritis. However, if these conservative methods fail to relieve your pain and restore function, you may need surgery. Our skilled hip and knee surgeons in Hagerstown perform some of the most advanced procedures available, including minimally invasive hip and knee joint replacements.
Following surgery, you will receive post-operative rehabilitation from our skilled physical therapy team who will develop a personalized treatment plan specific to your individual diagnosis and needs.
When you experience a hip or knee injury, you want the best possible physicians and treatments to help relieve your pain and get you back to your favorite activities as soon as possible. Contact the Orthopaedic Medicine and Surgery today at (301) 665-4575 to schedule an appointment, or use our online appointment request form.