Care for Arthritis of the Hip and Knee in North Carolina
Comprehensive Solutions for Arthritis of the Hip and Knee
Age, stress, and disease can make joints stiffen, similarly to how wear can cause stiffness and squeaking in old hinges. EmergeOrtho’s joint specialists utilize the latest research, technology, and techniques to provide the proper treatment at the right time for each patient.
There are several types of arthritis, but osteoarthritis is the most common arthritis of the hip and knee joints. Osteoarthritis occurs with “wear and tear” on your joints. Every joint gets cushioned by cartilage, an elastic tissue that reduces the friction between your bones and joints. However, the cartilage gradually wears away as you age, resulting in pain and swelling. Such wear and tear can turn into osteoarthritis of the hip or knee.
Thankfully, experienced orthopedic specialists have multiple methods for arthritic knee treatment and arthritic hip treatment. Depending on your case, getting you out of pain may not even require any surgical intervention. Instead, you can use various treatments the arthritis specialists at EmergeOrtho offer.
Non-Surgical Treatments for Arthritis of the Hip and Knee Include:
- Cortisone injections
- Ultrasound-guided injections
- Joint fluid injections
- NSAIDs or anti-inflammatory drugs
- Physical therapy
Surgical Treatments for Arthritis of the Hip and Knee Include:
Experienced hip arthritis specialists and knee arthritis specialists can often relieve knee and hip pain with minimally invasive procedures, joint realignment, ligament reconstruction, and arthroscopy, which require only tiny incisions and a few stitches.
However, some cases do require total or partial knee or hip replacement. Total replacement substitutes an arthritic or damaged joint with an artificial joint called a prosthesis and is an important treatment option for severe joint pain and stiffness.
The artificial joint moves like a healthy human joint, relieving pain and restoring normal function. Our orthopedic knee and hip specialists realize arthritis can devastate your lifestyle and interfere with everyday activities. Therefore, we’re committed to developing complete and customized treatment plans to accommodate your individual needs. Click here to contact us now and start living your life pain-free.