With their wide range of motion and the fact they bear most of the human body's weight, the hips and knees are highly susceptible to injury, arthritis and chronic pain. Thankfully, continuously evolving techniques and innovations in knee and hip surgery help our surgeons improve the health and lifestyles of patients suffering hip and knee pain.
From primary hip and knee replacements, to the most complex revision situations, our surgeons are dedicated to getting our patients back to their active lifestyles, as quickly as possible and pain-free.
Our surgeons are board certified and experienced in treating a wide range of problems associated with aging, arthritis, trauma and sports. With expert care after surgery and our unmatched rehab program we are able to get you back on your feet quickly.
The conditions treated include:
- Hip pain
- Knee pain
- Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, avascular necrosis, congenital disease and others
- Minimally invasive surgery for partial and total joint replacement
- Musculoskeletal and joint infection
- Revision joint replacement
- Work-related and traumatic joint injuries
Recent major advances in artificial joints with better materials and designs have led to hip and knee replacements that allow quicker healing and now last for years longer than previous joint replacements. Please visit our Patient Education library for detailed information on these procedures.
Total and Partial Joint Replacement
The performance of knee and hip replacements depends on age, weight, activity level and other factors. There are potential risks and recovery takes time. People with conditions limiting rehabilitation should not have this surgery.
Recent developments in the surgical techniques used to perform hip and knee replacement surgery are making more and more procedures possible with minimally invasive surgery. These techniques involve specialized instrumentation and/or alternative soft-tissue and muscle plane approaches to the hip and knee joints to minimize the overall muscle and soft-tissue damage.
A variety of minimally invasive surgical techniques have been developed for the hip. These include approaching the hip from the front, from the back and a combination thereof, termed the two-incision approach.
In knee replacement surgery, minimally invasive surgery allows the use of specialized instrumentation to minimize soft tissue trauma during the insertion of the implants. In certain patients, a surgical approach, called the sub-vastus approach, maintains the integrity of the entire quadriceps muscle, termed by some, "quad-sparring," and may allow earlier recovery and return to function as well as optimize the mechanics of the knee cap.
The goal of these modern surgical approaches is to minimize post-surgical pain and facilitate early recovery. Early reports suggest that patients may discontinue their walker, crutches or cane at an earlier time than with traditional surgical approaches, as well as return people to their previous activity level and employment sooner than with conventional techniques.
The long-term outcomes of these approaches have not been evaluated and certain patients, such as those who are obese, are not appropriate candidates for minimally invasive surgery. Please consult your physician to see if minimally invasive surgery may be appropriate for you.
Partial hip or knee joint replacements are an option if part of the joint is still healthy. There are a greater variety of artificial joints available now than ever and our experts will help decide which option is the best for your individual needs.
Arthroscopic Labral Repair
The socket in the hip joint is lined with a protective cartilage covering called the labrum. Injury, aging, and repetitive movements can cause the labrum to tear. For some, the cause is unknown. Frequently, a labrum tear causes no symptoms; however, some people may feel pain or that their hip is “catching.” Our surgeons can alleviate this pain using the latest surgical techniques.
Hip impingement, the short name for “Femoroacetabular impingement,” results from abnormally shaped bones in the hip joint. Hip impingement can be quite painful and restrict movement. Arthroscopic surgery is used to reshape the hip joint by changing the shape of the bones and cartilage. Arthroscopic surgery for hip impingement spares healthy bone and tissue while creating pain-free movement.
Knee Ligament Reconstruction (ACL/PCL)
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) cross inside the knee joint to provide stability. The ACL and PCL tears most commonly occur among very active people and athletes. ACL and PCL tears may be partial or complete; however, the ligaments are unable to repair themselves. Treatments include physical therapy, surgery, or a combination of both.