Hip & Knee Reconstruction

A broad array of conservative to surgical treatment options for hip and knee pain

When it comes to hip and knee pain ...

A healthy joint is any place in the body where two or more bones connect. Freely movable joints, the knee and hip joints provide a high degree of flexibility. These joints are surrounded by muscles, ligaments and tendons – all of which provide stability and contribute to motion. 

Over time, the cartilage wears away and becomes roughened, acting like sandpaper against sandpaper, making movement difficult and painful. When this happens, the joint may become stiff, swollen and sore; and the pain may interfere with your ability to perform many activities. 

Services offered

Starting with conservative options and progressing to surgical procedures when the patient’s condition warrants more aggressive treatment, our skilled orthopedic surgeons address numerous joint-related conditions, injuries and illnesses such as: 

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Knee arthritis
  • Hip arthritis
  • Degenerative arthritis
  • Knee pain
  • ACL tears
  • Ligament damage

What you need to know about hip and knee reconstruction

You will be cared for by numerous members of our team, working under the direction and supervision of our physicians:

A group of advanced practice providers—Duane Chess, PA-C, Timothy Heusey, PA-C, Jason Kuchta, PA-C, Christopher VanSchepen, PA-C, and Zachary Weber, PA-Cwork with the Hip & Knee Reconstruction Team physicians to assist them during surgery and office hours. The advanced practice providers also see patients for pre- and postoperative care and new patient appointments. 

To request an appointment, call 1-866-874-7483 or click here. 

What conservative treatments are available?

For patients with arthritis pain, our physicians initiate treatment options such as:

  • anti-inflammatory medications
  • physical therapy
  • steroid injections
  • use of cane, walker or other ambulatory device for support

What surgical procedures are available?

After conservative measures are no longer effective, our surgeons may recommend that patients progress to surgical treatments including:​

  • arthroscopy of the hip or knee
  • minimally invasive techniques of the hip or knee
  • total replacement of the hip or knee, which may be done traditionally or with a minimally invasive procedure

When to see a doctor

Mild joint pain that occurs with activity can generally be controlled with self-help measures. Rest, topical ointments and the use of over-the-counter medications – such as aspirin and ibuprofen – are usually effective in treating mild cases. When pain becomes more severe or persistent, it may be necessary to see your doctor. You should seek medical attention when the pain and swelling:

  • Occur when you are not involved in an activity
  • Cannot be relieved by rest or reduced by over-the-counter medications
  • Interfere with your ability to perform many activities, such as climbing stairs, bending over or grasping objects
  • Awaken you from sleep