Conditions of the Hip and Knee
Hip and knee injuries can put a big damper on your everyday life. Because your hips and knees bear a lot of your weight while walking or sitting, it can be very painful to have a hip or knee injury. At Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants, we treat a number of patients for various hip and knee conditions. Some of the hip and knee conditions that we often treat include total hip replacements, hip arthritis, avascular necrosis, and hip resurfacing.
Some common hip and knee conditions include overuse injuries, hip fractures and arthritis. Overuse injuries can be extremely dangerous because you need to take the time to rest in order to properly heal. Oftentimes, hip fractures are associated with older patients; however, they can occur in younger patients as well. Arthritis in the hip or knee often affects the cartilage around the joint, causing it to wear down as time goes on. All of these common hip and knee conditions have one thing in common: no matter what your condition is, a physical therapist will help you as you recover from your injury.