Treatment Options For Knee & Hip Arthritis

What Is Arthritis?

Arthritis is the wear, tear, or breakdown of cartilage that surrounds your joint. This can occur as a result of age, genetics, or significant injury. As the cartilage wears away the spacing between the bones will decrease until bone-on-bone rubbing occurs. This rubbing can cause significant swelling or pain.

hip anatomy

What Are My Treatment Options?

We offer several non-operative and operative treatment options. For arthritis of the knee or hip, we begin treatments more conservatively with treatments such as anti-inflammatory medications, ice/heat, physical therapy or home exercise programs, bracing, or injections of cortisone or stem cells (Biologics). These options may help at improving your pain but will not reverse the effects of arthritis. If our non-operative treatment options are no longer working, you may be considered a candidate for total joint replacement surgery.

Non-Operative Treatments

  • Injections
  • Braces
  • Anti-Inflammatory Medications
  • Ice/Heat
  • Activity Modifications
  • Physical Therapy or Home Exercises

Operative Treatments

  • Total Joint Replacement Surgery: Indicated once you are experiencing severe pain that affects your quality of life, and have failed several non-operative treatments

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