Pain in your hips or knees can make everyday tasks more difficult. Even walking or going up and down stairs becomes painful and challenging. At OIP’s Hip and Knee Medical Center in central PA, our staff of orthopedic doctors includes those who specialize in the care of these vital joints. Our goal is to work with you to overcome pain, thus improving your quality of life.
When you entrust an OIP physician with your care, we don’t just see you as a patient, but as a person. That’s why before we attempt any treatment, we evaluate your condition carefully. Working closely with our patients, we explore conservative treatment options to lessen painful symptoms. We never rush into surgery.
However, if the pain becomes too severe, and you’re no longer able to do the things you love, surgery may be your best option. Rest assured that OIP’s award-winning team can handle your surgical care. After receiving a hip or knee replacement, we’ll provide rehabilitation services, so you can recover as quickly and as safely as possible. All procedures are performed with your utmost care in mind.
Knee problems are common issues experienced by most people at one point or another during their lives. However, if you are experiencing severe pain or if your knee is preventing you from doing the things you love, your knee may be injured.
Knee problems are often the result of previous injuries, overuse or everyday wear and tear. They can occur over time, during sports or other recreational activities and even while performing tasks or chores around the house. Some of the most common knee injuries we encounter range from:
- Cartilage tears
- Meniscus tears
- Ligament injuries
If you’re experiencing knee pain, don’t try to tough it out. It could be indicating a serious underlying condition. Many avoid going to the doctor because they do not wish to have surgery. But rest assured, we will exhaust conservative treatment options before pursuing a surgical solution.
One way we treat knee arthritis conservatively is by using viscosupplementation, a procedure where fluid is injected to add additional lubrication to the knee joint. Many of our patients are helped with these and other non-surgical treatments.
However, when conservative treatments fail, our team of highly-trained orthopedic surgeons will advise you about the latest surgical options. We utilize both minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery and open surgical procedures. View our interactive videos to learn more about the different types of knee surgery we perform.