Hip and Knee Care Center
Knee and Hip problems represent one of the most frequent reasons for visits to an orthopedic surgeon’s office.
Hip problems are the result of hereditary influences, injury, overuse, inflammation due to rheumatism or from simple wear and tear.
We conservatively treat hip problems at our medical center through modification of activity, medication, physical therapy or injections. If conservative treatments fail, we also provide hip arthroscopy, which may be used to treat a torn labrum, loose cartilage, joint inflammation and some inherited deformities. These surgeries are performed to improve your symptoms and prevent later development of arthritis.
If you already have arthritis, arthroscopy is not typically a helpful solution. If other conservative treatments fail to control your symptoms, you may be a candidate for a hip replacement.
A total hip replacement involves the removal of the arthritic ball and socket and replacing it with artificial parts. This highly successful procedure helps eliminate hip pain. Some of our happiest patients are those that have received total hip replacements.
Physicians With Special Interest in Hips and Knees
- Robert R. Dahmus, M.D.
- Stephen W. Dailey, M.D.
- Steven M. DeLuca, D.O., M.S.
- William W. DeMuth. M.D.
- Curtis A. Goltz, D.O.
- Richard H. Hallock, M.D.
- Gregory A. Hanks, M.D.
- Brett A. Himmelwright, D.O.
- Ronald W. Lippe, M.D. F.A.C.S
- William J. Polacheck, M.D.
- Ernest R. Rubbo, M.D.
- Richard J. Boal, M.D.
- Raymond E. Dahl, D.O.
- Adam M. Buerk, D.O.
- Daniel P. Hely, M.D.
- James A. Oliverio, M.D.
- Michael J. Oplinger, M.D.
Knee injuries are often the result of injuries, overuse, etc. They can range from:
- Cartilage tears
- Meniscus tears
- Ligament injuries
We also use viscosupplementation to help treat knee arthritis conservatively. A vast majority of patients are helped with these treatments, but when conservative treatments fail, we utilize arthroscopic and open surgical procedures.
Arthroscopic procedures can treat most problems in your knee, including a torn meniscus, roughened cartilage, loose bodies or ligament tears. Our surgeons frequently perform anterior cruciate ligament and posterior cruciate ligament reconstructions arthroscopically.
When arthritis is severe and all conservative treatments fail, a knee replacement may be necessary. A total knee replacement does not replace the entire knee, but only the worn and roughened joint surfaces. The tendons, muscles and most of the ligaments are left intact and the roughened cartilage surfaces are replaced by smooth metal and plastic components. Every attempt will be made to use a minimally invasive approach to treat your knee arthritis.
Knee replacement can be a highly successful procedure. Your surgeon will discuss which techniques best fit your knee problem.
To set up an appointment at our hip and knee center, call 717-761-5530.