Hip & Knee
Treating injuries such as Hip Bursitis, Hip Fractures, strains and others
Your hips and knees bear all of your body weight day in and day out and are susceptible to conditions such as osteoarthritis and bursitis. Hip and knee pain are often the result of a sudden or overuse sports-related injury. In fact, knee injuries are one of the most common problems we see at Sports Physicians Orthopedics and Rehabilitation of Texas (SPORT).
Hip pain can be the result of an injury, such as:
- Hip fracture
- Hip bursitis
- Hip labral tear (cartilage that surrounds the hip socket)
- Strains such as groin pull
- Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI)
The hip area is also a common site for pinched nerves as in the case of sacroiliitis or sciatica, or other problems such as osteoporosis, synovitis, or avascular necrosis (death of bone tissue due to limited blood flow).
The knee is a complex joint that provides strength and stability to the lower body. While the knee can move in various directions, the four knee ligaments keep the joint aligned and help resist excessive forward, backward, and side-to-side forces. However, the knee is subject to a number of injuries as well as osteoarthritis.
Some of the most frequent knee injuries we treat at SPORT include:
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear
- Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) tear
- Meniscus tear (knee cartilage)
- Patellofemoral syndrome (runner’s knee)
- Patellar tendon tear
ACL and meniscus tears are extremely prevalent among athletes, especially those who participate in sports such as soccer, football, and basketball. These sports often involve sudden stopping, twisting, jumping, and change of direction, all of which can put undue stress on the knee ligaments and cartilage.
In addition, Osgood-Schlatter disease is an overuse injury that causes knee pain in growing children and adolescents who are active in sports that involve running or jumping.
Treatment for knee pain depends on the specific cause and severity. Arthritis is treated with medication, physical therapy, and knee replacement surgery. Meniscus tears usually heal with rest, ice, pain relievers, and physical therapy, but can require surgery. Knee ligaments and tendons that are completely torn will typically require surgery, such as ACL reconstruction, to repair the tissue.
If you have a hip or knee injury or condition and you’re looking for one of the top orthopedic surgeons in Dallas and Frisco to take care of you, call SPORT today. We also offer same-day urgent care appointments for acute injuries. To make an appointment, call our office at (469) 200-2832 or use our online form.