Archive for category: Knees and Hips

Hip Dysplasia

What is Hip Dysplasia? Hip dysplasia or DDH (Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip) is a condition when the hip joint does not develop properly in infants and young children. The problem may be in the socket, the head of the femur, or both; eventually leading to mechanical instability of the hip joint. It can involve […]

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Patellar tendonitis (Jumper’s Knee)

What is Patellar Tendonitis? Patellar tendonitis, otherwise known as Jumper’s Knee, is an inflammation of the tendon that connects the patella (knee cap) to the tibia (shin bone). Patellar tendonitis is an overuse syndrome of the patellar tendon.   The front knee pain is worse with jumping or running. The condition is seen in athletes who […]

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Anterior Hip Replacement

Direct Anterior Hip Replacement is a unique technique, currently used by a select group of surgeons in order to reduce muscle damage, pain and immobility associated with traditional hip replacements. The same “tried and true” implants are used, but this approach allows for a more anatomic exposure of the hip. In traditional hip replacements, the […]

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Knee Arthroscopy

The doctor and you have decided that the pain in your knee has gotten so severe, and non-surgical management has not helped. After looking at your knee with examinations and various imaging (X-rays, MRI, etc.), you have decided that arthroscopy would help   The knee is a joint made up of three bones: the femur […]

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Total Knee Replacement (Arthroplasty)

You and your doctor have decided that the pain in your knee has gotten so severe that non-surgical management has not been helping. By replacing the joint surfaces of the knee, the arthritis and its associated pain will be taken away, and you will be able to move better.   The knee is a joint […]

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Total Hip Replacement (Arthroplasty)

You and your doctor have decided that the pain in your hip has gotten very severe, and non-surgical management has not helped. By replacing the joint surfaces of the hip, the arthritis and its associated pain will be taken away, and you will be able to move better.   The hip is a joint made […]

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