Hip & Knee
At Associated Orthopaedics, we understand that every patient is unique and deserves individualized care. That's why we partner with our patients and their families to develop customized treatment plans that are designed to maximize recovery of hip and knee function.
We use the latest technologies and evidence-based treatments to provide our patients with the best possible outcomes. Whether you're dealing with a hip fracture or a total knee replacement, we're here to help you on your road to recovery.
When to See a Hip & Knee Specialist
When you hurt your hip or knee, it can be tough to walk, run, or even put weight on it. It's also difficult to find a comfortable position to sit or sleep in. You may want to see a hip & knee specialist if you are experiencing:
- Difficulty in walking or running
- Hip or knee joint that is popping or locking
- Persistent swelling around the joints
- Symptoms that get worse at night
A hip & knee specialist is a doctor who treats conditions that affect these joints. Our team will take a comprehensive medical history and perform a physical examination. They may also order imaging tests, such as X-rays or CT scans, to diagnose the problem. Once they have a diagnosis, they will develop a treatment plan. If you're dealing with hip or knee pain, don't wait any longer to see a specialist.
Conditions We Treat
Our practice can treat several conditions linked to the hip and knee including:
- Bursitis and tendonitis
- Sprains and strains
- Knee ligament tear (ACL, PCL, MCL, and LCL)
- Meniscal (cartilage) tear
- Patellofemoral (knee) joint syndrome
- Stress fractures
- Iliotibial band syndrome
- Hip dislocation
- Inflammation and infection
- Osteonecrosis of the hip
A hip fracture is a break that occurs in the upper part of the femur (thighbone). The femur is one of the strongest bones in the human body and usually only breaks as a result of high-impact trauma, such as a car accident or a fall from a height. However, hip fractures can also occur in people with osteoporosis, a condition that weakens bones and makes them more prone to fractures. Symptoms of a hip fracture include:
- Pain and swelling in the affected area
- Difficulty walking
- Unnatural sense of rotation in the hip joint
Treatment typically involves surgery to repair the break, followed by rehabilitation.
Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is a condition that causes pain around the kneecap. The kneecap, or patella, is a small bone that sits at the front of the knee joint. PFPS is a common condition that can affect people of all ages. It is more common in women than men, and in people who participate in activities that put stress on the knee, such as running, jumping, or biking.
PFPS can also be caused by structural problems with the knee, such as alignment issues or arthritis. Symptoms of PFPS include pain when walking up and downstairs, sitting for long periods of time, and when extending the knee.
Hip and knee surgery is a type of surgery that is performed on the hip joint or the knee joint. The most common reason for this type of surgery is to repair damage from an injury to the hip or knee. This type of surgery can also be performed to correct a deformity in the hip or knee. In some cases, hip and knee surgery may be performed to relieve pain. The specific type of surgery that is performed will depend on the condition that is being treated. Our team performs:
- Knee ligament reconstruction
- Total knee replacement
- Total hip replacement
- Minimally invasive knee replacement
- Minimally invasive hip replacement
- Hip resurfacing
Hip & Knee Care Services in Kingsport, Tennessee
Has enjoying your favorite activities become more and more painful? Contact Associated Orthopaedics in Kingsport, Tennessee, at (423) 245-3161 or schedule an appointment online directly to meet with a hip & knee specialist.