Hip and Knee Conditions
Mount Sinai’s Joint Replacement Center offers surgical and non-surgical treatment options for a range of knee and hip conditions, from progressive arthritis to sudden injury. The patients who come to us for care are struggling with extreme pain and loss of mobility caused by disorders such as the following:
- Arthritis of the hip and knee: The wear and tear of cartilage (osteoarthritis) or inflammation of a joint (rheumatoid arthritis), which can affect part or all of the hip or knee
- Osteonecrosis of the hip and knee: A decrease in blood supply to the bone, which could lead to pain and deformity
- Fractures of the hip and knee: A break in the bone that could be caused by a range of factors, from osteoporosis to a fall
- Torn cartilage of the knee: A common knee injury in which the meniscus (a piece of cartilage that cushions the knee) is torn through physical activity
- Torn labrum of the hip: A tear in the labrum, which is the ring of cartilage that rims the hip joint’s socket
- Hip impingement: A condition in which the “ball” of the hip joint doesn’t fit properly in its socket, impairing range of motion
Our Advanced Hip and Knee Treatments
Whenever possible, Mount Sinai Joint Replacement Center physicians treat hip and knee conditions with non-surgical options, including anti-inflammatory medications, viscosupplementation (the injection of lubricating fluids into the joint), bracing, and physical therapy.
If surgery is necessary, our orthopaedic surgeons are skilled in providing a spectrum of advanced, minimally-invasive options, including the following:
- Arthroscopic surgery for the hip and knee. This minimally-invasive procedure involves threading a camera through a small incision into the hip or knee joint. Surgeons then use the camera to guide other instruments to the problem area in order to repair damage caused by conditions such as arthritis or meniscus tears.
- Osteotomy for the hip and knee. This procedure involves removing or adding a small section of bone to help decrease pressure on the damaged section of a hip or knee joint. It is generally performed on patients thought to be too young for a total joint replacement.
- Total and Partial Hip Replacements. A range of minimally-invasive surgeries that use various techniques to replace all or part of a hip joint damaged by disease or injury.
- Total and Partial Knee Replacements. A range of minimally-invasive surgeries that use various techniques to replace all or part of a knee joint damaged by disease or injury.