Hip & Knee Surgery
Your hips and knees bear your full body weight and have a wide range of motion making them susceptible to injury and arthritis. The Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeons at Orthopedic Associates of St. Louis
are experienced experts for the full range of hip and knee problems associated with sports, aging, trauma, and arthritis. Orthopedic Associates' goal is maximum recovery of hip and knee function with diligent follow-up after surgery and a total rehabilitation program to get you back to your normal activities as quickly as possible.
Total & Partial Joint Replacement
Feel confident that the Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeons have the advanced training and expertise to provide the latest advances in total and partial hip and knee replacement. Partial hip or knee joint replacements are an option if part of the joint is still healthy. There are a greater variety of artificial joints available now than ever and our experts will help decide which option is the best for your individual needs. If knee or hip pain is limiting your activities, call (314) 569-0612 to learn more about total or partial joint replacement.
Orthopedic Associates is proud to offer hip resurfacing to relieve pain and restore function for select people with arthritis or other hip conditions. Unlike traditional total hip replacement, hip resurfacing does not remove the bones in the joint, but instead resurfaces the bone with smooth metal. Younger active people are the best candidates for hip resurfacing. Call Orthopedic Associates at (314) 569-0612 to schedule a consultation for hip resurfacing and look forward to returning to the activities that you enjoyed before hip pain.
A hip fracture is caused by trauma, most frequently falls. The risk for hip fractures increases with age. Medical complications from hip fractures can be life threatening. Because of the possible serious consequences, you should see your doctor or go to the Emergency Department of a hospital if you suspect that you fractured your hip. Treatment for hip fractures typically involves surgery, which is highly individualized and depends on the location of the fracture.
Arthroscopic Labral Repair
The socket in your hip joint is lined with a protective cartilage covering called the labrum. Injury, aging, and repetitive movements can cause the labrum to tear. For some, the cause is unknown. Frequently, a labrum tear causes no symptoms; however, some people may feel pain or that their hip is "catching." Orthopedic Associates is proud to offer arthroscopic labral repair. Our Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeons have the advanced training and expertise to perform this state-of-the-art procedure to help you get back on your feet as soon as possible.
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Hip impingement, the short name for "Femoroacetabular impingement," results from abnormally shaped bones in the hip joint. Hip impingement can be quite painful and restrict movement. Arthroscopic surgery is used to reshape the hip joint by changing the shape of the bones and cartilage. Arthroscopic surgery for hip impingement spares healthy bone and tissue while creating pain-free movement. Feel confident that the Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeons at Orthopedic Associates are the recognized experts for arthroscopic hip surgery. If you are bothered by hip pain that is limiting your activities and lifestyle, call our friendly professionals today at (314) 569-0612 to schedule your consultation.
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Knee Ligament Reconstruction (ACL/PCL)
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) cross inside the knee joint to provide stability. The ACL and PCL tears most commonly occur among very active people and athletes. ACL and PCL tears may be partial or complete; however, the ligaments are unable to repair themselves. Treatments include physical therapy, surgery, or a combination of both. At Orthopedic Associates, our compassionate physicians evaluate each person individually and consider many factors when formulating a treatment plan, such as your activity level, severity of injury, and degree of knee instability. We will listen carefully to your goals and direct your continuum of care to get you back on your feet in the shortest time possible.