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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 in Brooklyn, NY. 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. A hip and knee doctor specializes in diagnosing and treating such common joint ailments. A knee specialist will first evaluate the extent of an injury, and then recommend a proper course of treatment, which can range from conservative care to orthopedic knee surgery.

If hip and knee surgery is the best option, our expert orthopedic surgeons will be able to perform any necessary procedure, from partial knee replacement surgery to full knee replacement and hip replacement surgery. We also offer 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

Overuse Injuries

Caused by repetitive trauma to the muscle or joint, overuse 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, overuse injuries are usually the result of aging and are increasingly being referred to as "boomeritis." These overuse injuries can lead to an earlier onset of arthritis.

 

Arthritis

A common complaint concerning 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 is 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 hip 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.