Knee & Hip Conditions

 

The largest joints in the body, our knees and hips support our body's weight. These joints are prone to arthritis and overuse injuries, which causes the surrounding tissue and bone to "wear down."

 

What Type of Doctor Should You See For Knee or Hip Pain?

If you experience pain caused by a sports injury or daily activity, we recommend seeing one of our sports medicine physicians. Our specialists are experts in non-surgical therapy and management. If surgery is necessary, we utilize state-of-the-art technology and minimally invasive procedures.

For patients with severe joint pain caused by arthritis and aging, we recommend visiting our knee and hip specialists. If surgery is the best option, our expert orthopedic surgeons are able to perform total knee and hip replacements, arthroscopy and osteotomy procedures to restore mobility and alleviate pain.

If your child has a congenital condition or is suffering from an injury, please visit our pediatric orthopedic specialists. Our specially trained pediatric orthopedic staff is committed to the total care of your child's orthopedic problems, from the simplest fractures to the most complex congenital anomalies.

 

Common Knee and Hip Conditions

Over-use Injuries

Caused by repetitive trauma to the muscle or joint, over-use injuries are very common with athletes, as well as senior patients. For athletes, correcting technique or easing off their training regimens can help relieve pain. For senior patients, over-use injuries are usually the result of aging, and are increasingly being referred to as "boomeritis," where these overuse injuries which can lead to earlier onset of arthritis.

 

Arthritis

A common complaint for knee or hip pain is arthritis. Pain in these joints is commonly caused by osteoarthritis, which is often a result of aging. The knee and hip can also be affected by rheumatoid arthritis and post-traumatic arthritis. In general, any type of arthritis affects the cartilage around the joint, where it wears down, causing pain and inflammation. Our staff explores conservative options such as medications, injections, physical therapy and mechanical aids before considering surgery. If surgery is the best option, joint reconstruction of the knee and hip are performed, using minimally invasive techniques whenever possible.

 

Hip Fractures

While it is common for younger patients to sustain a hip or pelvis injury, older patients often fracture their hip after a fall. There are varying types of hip fractures depending on where the break occurs in the pelvis and how the surrounding area is affected. Our specialists will determine with you the best course of action for your particular case.

 

Find out more and speak with a specialist.

Call 718-283-7400 to make an appointment with an orthopedic specialist or request an appointment online today.