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Hip and Knee Orthopedic Care

Your hip and knee joints were designed to last a lifetime, but injuries, excess weight, arthritis and other diseases can cause these joints to ache and lose flexibility and mobility. Our orthopedic team provides care for many hip and knee problems, including sports injuries and underlying health conditions like arthritis.

What are hip and knee injuries?

Hip and knee injuries can cause pain when climbing stairs, getting up from a chair or even while walking and doing other everyday activities. The pain can range from mildly irritating to incapacitating. Hip and knee injury can be treated with medications, injections, physical therapy, surgery and, if necessary, total joint replacement.

Hip and knee injury diagnosis and treatment

Your physician will conduct a physical exam and take a complete medical history to evaluate the nature of your hip or knee injury. Some of the factors your doctor may look for include:

  • Range of motion in the hip or knee

  • Swelling or tenderness in the joint

  • Symptoms resulting only in certain positions


Your doctor may also recommend imaging tests to evaluate the extent of your injury or condition. Those tests may include:

  • CT scan to examine the joint structure

  • Ultrasound to view ligaments and tendons

  • X-ray to identify or rule out broken bones

  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to view soft tissue in the foot and ankle


Hip and knee injury treatment

Total joint replacements of the knee and hip are helping people of all ages live pain-free, active lives. When only some of the joint is damaged, a surgeon may be able to repair or replace just the damaged parts. When the entire joint is damaged, a total joint replacement is done. To replace a total hip or knee joint, a surgeon removes the diseased or damaged parts and inserts artificial parts, called prostheses or implants.

The best treatment for your hip or knee injury depends on the type of injury or joint condition you have. Our team in Great Bend offers treatments to address different injuries and conditions that affect the hip and knee. Treatments include:

  • Fracture treatment

  • Hip arthroscopy*

  • Hip preservation

  • Joint aspiration and injection

  • Knee reconstruction – ACL, MCL/LCL, PCL

  • Labral repair and reconstruction*

  • Meniscus repair meniscectomy

  • Minimally invasive hip replacement (direct anterior hip replacement surgery)

  • Nonsurgical treatment, including physical therapy and rehabilitation

  • OCD lesion repairs

  • Osteoarthritis treatment

  • Sports injuries

  • Total hip replacement

  • Total knee replacement

  • Work-related injuries


*Surgery is performed in Kansas City.

To schedule the appointment, call 620-792-4383.

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