Hip and knee pain affects more than 21 million people in America. If you find it difficult to sleep or have lost the ability to maintain your usual activities and exercise, you owe it to yourself to meet with the Orthopedic Specialists at Health First. Surgeries are more efficient than ever and generally result in a faster recovery with less pain. In fact, our patients are usually up and walking the same day.
Hip pain may be the result of a sudden injury such as a fall but could also be due to a degeneration of healthy tissue at the hip area. Regardless of the cause for the pain, one thing is certain - it does not simply go away on its own or get better with time.
The function of the hip is such that it often requires surgery to replace damaged or worn areas. With many different approaches and techniques available, many patients are able to find a procedure that is a perfect fit.
Hip replacement and resurfacing surgeries are more advanced than ever and can provide an effective means for correcting painful hip conditions. Recovery varies from person to person but most patients will be able to drive within two to three weeks and resume most normal activities within 10 to 12 weeks. In fact, many patients wonder why they didn't have their procedure sooner.
Knee replacement is recognized as one of the most successful procedures in medicine today. In the United States alone, more than 400,000 people have knee replacements each year. While there are a number of contributing factors, ultimately joint disease is the most common diagnosis leading to replacement surgery.
Like the hip, knee restoration is most often a surgical procedure. Sometimes pain management can be accomplished through health and behavior modifications or medication. Over time however, the cartilage that cushions the bones can wear away, causing pain and discomfort that cannot be cured with prescriptions and rest.
Knee replacement surgery is designed to provide long-term relief from pain and improve range of motion. There are several options for treatments and implants available providing a wide range of solutions. Partial and total replacements along with innovative resurfacing procedures can reduce or eliminate pain, allow easier movement and get you back to your normal activities.
Research is a great place to start but it is no substitute for a personal consultation with a Health First Orthopedic Specialist. Whether your appointment results in a diagnosis or serves as a valued second opinion, Health First puts you one step closer to a life free of joint pain.Request an Appointment
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Health First hospitals provide Brevard County's leading Orthopedic care. Our Orthopedic Specialists are certified and trained in the most advanced procedures to provide joint solutions, including conservative rehabilitation, total and partial replacements, resurfacing and complex traumatic injury repair. From your initial consultation to your rehabilitation, your care is entrusted to the most qualified physicians, nurses, and treatment teams so you can be free to discover an improved you.Discover Health First