Expert Hip and Knee Pain Treatment 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.
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Why Choose UH for Hip and Knee Pain Treatment?
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. 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.
What Causes Hip & Knee Pain?
There are a number of conditions that may cause or contribute to knee or hip pain. Some of the most common include:
- Osteoarthritis: An age-related form of arthritis, osteoarthritis is caused by the normal wear and tear of the knee joint. As the cartilage wears out, bones can eventually rub together causing inflammation and pain.
- Rheumatoid arthritis: Also known as inflammatory arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis can result in inflammation and thickening of the joint capsule and destruction of the underlying cartilage.
- Post-traumatic arthritis: This form of arthritis is caused by a wearing out of the cartilage in the joint after a physical injury.
- Conditions We Treat
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 and injuries, including:
- ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tear
- Avascular necrosis
- Baker's cyst
- Blount's disease
- 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
- 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
- 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 hernia
- Stress fractures
- Thromboembolic disease
- Tibia osteotomy
- Trochanteric bursitis
- What to Expect at Your First Appointment
When you see one of our orthopedic surgeons for hip or knee pain, you will review your medical history, undergo a physical exam, and may receive diagnostic imaging such as X-ray or MRI. After speaking with you about your pain and how it is affecting your day-to-day life, your doctor will make recommendations for potential treatment options.
- Treating Knee and Hip Pain
At University Hospitals, we provide a wide range of treatments, including non-surgical treatments 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.
Non-surgical treatment options you may be offered include:
- Anti-inflammatory drugs
- Glucosamine and Chondroitin supplements
- Physical therapy
- Weight Loss
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.
Hip and Knee Replacement
If hip and knee pain is interfering with your quality of life, and other more conservative treatment options have been exhausted, you may be a candidate for knee or hip replacement surgery. Our board-certified joint replacement specialists are experienced in the most innovative joint replacement techniques, using minimally invasive procedures for faster recovery and less pain.
- Hip and Knee Replacement
If hip and knee pain is interfering with your quality of life, and other more conservative treatment options have been exhausted, you may be a candidate for knee or hip replacement surgery. Our board-certified joint replacement specialists are experienced in the most innovative joint replacement techniques, using minimally invasive procedures for faster recovery and less pain. For certain patients, hip or knee replacement surgery may be done as an outpatient procedure, meaning they are discharged to recover at home 4 -23 hours after their surgery. Others may require a short hospital stay (1-4 days) to monitor their recovery, particularly if other medical conditions exist.