Hip and Knee Conditions and Treatments
Injuries and conditions of the hip and knee can be incredibly painful and bothersome. More than anything, they create anxiety about how you will continue your regular activities. At Washington Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, our hip and knee specialists will give you the comprehensive care and personal treatment you expect.
All of our physicians are fellowship trained and board certified, which means they have completed the highest form of training an orthopaedics physician can. Hip and knee conditions may also require surgery, and if this is the case, you should know that our hip and knee physicians are among the most highly respected physicians in the region. In fact, other orthopaedic surgeons refer complex cases to us.
Our practice offers total joint replacements for hips and knees. Learn more about joint replacements.
Hip and Knee Evaluations
At WOSM, our physicians will provide a comprehensive evaluation to determine the cause of your pain or condition. You can expect a thorough evaluation, where your doctor will ask you to describe the history and extent of this injury of condition. If you have X-rays or other diagnostic images, you should bring them with you. If you do not, your doctor will recommend them. This evaluation will probably include:
- Clinical exam
- Other imaging tests, like MRI
Hip and Knee Treatment
After the evaluation, your doctor may recommend immediate treatment. In our practice, we focus on creating an individualized treatment plan for each patient. Our first line of treatment is usually rest, splinting, physical therapy and medical management to control pain. However, some hip and knee conditions and injuries clearly need surgical treatment.
Some common hip and knee conditions:
- Acetabular Dysplasia (AD)
- Adductor Muscle (Groin) Strain
- Femoral Acetabular Impingement (FAI)
- Osteitis Pubis
- Snapping Hip Syndrome
Hip and Knee Surgery
If surgery is necessary, you should know you are in excellent hands, as all of our doctors are experts in performing surgery. Our helpful staff will explain everything you need to know to prepare for surgery. After surgery, your doctor will check on you and then expect to see you in the office a week later to make sure you are healing well.
Please call us for an appointment at 202-787-5601.
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