Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Expert Hip and Knee Specialization at University Hospitals

With comprehensive care for the full range of hip and knee issues, our team of hip and knee specialists at University Hospitals provide expert diagnosis and treatment of even the most complex musculoskeletal conditions. With a full range of clinical specialization, our team provides expert care for everything from hip and knee replacement to the most complicated orthopedic traumatic injury.

Our board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedists have additional specialty training in arthroscopic techniques for a more minimally invasive approach as well as joint preservation and reconstruction surgery for complex rotation deformities that cannot be addressed arthroscopically. For any hip or knee issue, including sports injuries, our team can help with symptoms that affect your quality of life, including joint pain, movement limitations or overall mobility issues.

Understanding Hip and Knee Pain

Hip or knee pain can adversely affect your quality of life because when it hurts to move, you move less. If you are suffering from joint pain and not able to do the things you love, our team has the knowledge and solutions to improve your musculoskeletal health. A complex system that supports your body and allows you to move, your musculoskeletal system includes your bones, muscles, joints, ligaments, cartilage and tendons. Completely interrelated, any part of this system that is damaged or diseased can affect many aspects of your health.

If you or a loved one is experiencing limited mobility or painful movement, see one of our UH orthopedic doctors – expertly trained in all aspects of the musculoskeletal system. By seeing a specialist that understands how the system works together, your specific issues can be diagnosed and treated more efficiently.

At University Hospitals, we provide a wide range of treatments, including non-surgical treatments, targeted physical therapy and rehabilitation and surgical expertise, if needed, to restore movement. For each patient, our team provides an individualized treatment plan, after carefully reviewing your medical history and discussing your personal goals and objectives.

Joint Replacement Expertise with a Range of Solutions

Don’t let hip or knee pain limit your mobility and lessen your quality of life. Our team of orthopedic specialists can help relieve your pain and get you back to doing the things you love. With exceptional training and experience in a wide range of hip and knee replacement solutions, our team provides innovative minimally invasive techniques such as the anterior approach for hip replacement, hip arthroplasty and knee arthroplasty. In addition, we offer skilled techniques for hip revision surgery, partial hip replacement, partial knee replacement and total hip or total knee replacement surgery.

National Reputation in Hip Arthroscopy

As national leaders in the field of hip arthroscopy, we are able to actually see inside your hip joint, using a small camera called an arthroscope. By seeing inside your joint, our hip and knee specialists can better diagnose the exact cause of your pain or other problems and in many cases, can treat the issues at the same time. Using miniature instruments that only require a small incision to access your joint, our team is able to provide the following benefits:

  • Improve recovery time
  • Limit scar tissue
  • Reduce pain
  • Reduce risk of complications
  • Treat arthritis in the early stages

Hip and Knee Orthopedic Conditions We Treat

University Hospitals is a regional referral center for the comprehensive care of any orthopedic disorder. In addition to more common hip and knee issues such as the many forms of arthritis, our team can diagnose and treat the most complex hip or knee conditions, including:

  • ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tear
  • Arthritis
  • Avascular necrosis
  • Baker’s cyst
  • Blount’s disease
  • Bursitis
  • Calf injuries
  • Cartilage tears/injury
  • Chondromalacia (runner’s knee)
  • Chronic exertional compartment syndrome
  • Compartment syndrome
  • Cruciate injury
  • Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI)
  • Gastrocnemius (calf) injury/strain
  • Genu valgum (knock-knee)
  • Gluteal injury/strain
  • Groin muscle pull
  • Hamstring injuries
  • Hip arthritis
  • Hip cysts
  • Hip dislocation
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Hip fracture
  • Hip impingement
  • Hip pointer
  • Hip strain/sprain
  • Iliotibial band (IT Band) syndrome
  • Jumper’s knee
  • Knee dislocation
  • Knee pain
  • Knock knee deformity
  • Labral tears
  • Lateral snapping hip
  • LCL (Lateral collateral ligament) tear
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes disease
  • Ligament strains
  • Loose bodies
  • MCL (Medial collateral ligament) tear
  • Meniscus tear
  • Osgood-Schlatter syndrome
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) lesions
  • Patella (kneecap) dislocation/subluxation
  • Patella injury
  • Patella tendon rupture
  • Patellofemoral disorders
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome
  • Patellar tendonitis
  • Periacetabular osteotomy
  • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury
  • Pes anserine tendonitis/bursitis
  • Plica syndrome
  • Quadriceps strain
  • Quadriceps tendon rupture
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Shin splints
  • Sinding-Larsen-Johansson (SLJ) syndrome
  • Snapping hip
  • Sports herni
  • Stress fractures
  • Tendonitis
  • Thromboembolic disease
  • Tibia osteotomy
  • Trochanteric bursitis

UH Sports Medicine Experts Care for Any Hip or Knee Injury

Board-certified and fellowship-trained in sports medicine orthopedic care, our team of musculoskeletal experts care for any hip or knee injury for athletes of all ages and all skill levels. With national expertise in treatments such as hip arthroscopy and open hip osteotomies for hip preservation and advanced joint preservation and cartilage restoration, we provide comprehensive care for even the most challenging procedures.

Some sports increase the risk of joint injury such as football, basketball, lacrosse or skiing – because of the harsh moves that can especially affect knee and hip joints. The sudden stops, twists and turns can significantly impact your joint health. Selected by national and international sports organizations to care for the most elite athletes, our team at University Hospitals expertly diagnoses and treats every level of athlete – from peewee players to professional athletes to Olympians.

Our team of sports medicine specialists can help with minor to the most complex injury diagnosis and treatment – and help you understand how to protect your knee and hip joints to prevent injury

For More Information about Hip and Knee Specialization

Our team of hip and knee orthopedic doctors at University Hospitals can help with your hip or knee pain, including limited mobility issues. Don’t suffer with persistent joint pain or athletic injury that affects performance – call one of our University Hospitals hip and knee specialists at a convenient location near you.

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