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Say goodbye to hip pain

If an injury or disease in your hip or knee is slowing you down, Novant Health can help renew your mobility and gain your freedom from pain. Our orthopedic teams will give you a thorough examination to determine a diagnosis and recommend the best treatment plan.

We have an extraordinarily high success rate for a number of minimally invasive procedures that have brought lasting relief to thousands of patients. If needed, our rehabilitation teams will provide physical therapy to help you regain your strength so you can live life at your best.

Our orthopedic procedures include:

 Total hip replacement

Hip replacement or arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure to replace a worn out or damaged hip with an artificial joint (prosthesis). This surgery may be considered due to hip fractures, severe arthritis, or degenerative joint disease, including if activities such as walking, sitting, or even resting become painful.

If you’re a candidate for total hip replacement, our experienced orthopedic teams at Novant Health are ready to provide you with excellent care. Our board-certified physicians are experts in the anterior-approach hip replacement – a less invasive surgery with a faster recovery time.

Throughout your treatment, our patient-support staff will keep you informed. Our rehabilitation teams will provide physical therapy to help you regain your strength so you can live life at your best.

 Total knee replacement

Knee replacements are usually performed when a knee is severely damaged by disease or injury. The most common condition is osteoarthritis, a breakdown of joint cartilage adjacent to the bone in the knees. Surgery may be necessary due to rheumatoid arthritis and arthritis that results from a knee injury. Fractures, torn cartilage or ligaments can also lead to knee damage.

If you’re a candidate for total knee replacement, the team of orthopedic doctors and specialists at Novant Health help get you moving again.

Throughout your course of treatment, our patient-support staff will work with you to keep you informed. If you need them, our rehabilitation teams will provide physical therapy to help you return to your best possible quality of life.

 Partial joint replacement

If you are relatively young and physically active, your orthopedic surgeon may recommend a surface replacement, or partial knee replacement, using the MAKOplasty procedure rather than a total joint replacement. Other alternatives to joint replacement include osteotomy to realign the joint to reduce wear and pain. Throughout your treatment, our patient-support staff will keep you informed. Our rehabilitation teams will provide physical therapy to help you regain your strength so you can live life at your best.

 Arthroscope surgery

An arthroscope is a small tube that is inserted into the body with a system of lenses, a light, and a small video camera connected to a monitoring system allowing the surgeon an accurate view to operate.

Although each procedure varies, arthroscopic surgeries involve:

  • You will receive a general, local, or spinal anesthetic.
  • A small incision is made in your skin.
  • The arthroscope is inserted through the incision.
  • Other incisions may be made to introduce other small grasping, probing, or cutting tools.
  • Light is transmitted via fiber optics at the end of the arthroscope.
  • Information about the interior of the joint is transmitted to a screen.
  • Corrective surgery, if necessary, may be done during the initial diagnostic procedure.
  • Dressings or bandages may be put on the incisions.
  • The small puncture wounds created by the arthroscope and probing tool(s) may take several days to heal.

Recovery time varies and is usually done on an outpatient basis. This means you can go home within hours after the surgery. Some people get back to their normal activity within a few days. Athletes and other people in good physical condition may return to athletic activities within a few weeks, under the care of their doctor.

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