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 one or both hips; however, it will generally affect the left hip.
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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.
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.
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 made up of three bones: the femur (thigh bone), tibia (leg bone) and patella (kneecap). They both have joint surfaces that meet each other, and will be replaced. The actual replacement involves cutting off the diseased bone and putting metal in its place with plastic.
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.
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