Hip & Knee Pain Specialist

Orthopaedic Associates of New Orleans

Orthopedic Surgeons located in New Orleans, LA

Hip and knee pain can make it unbearable to move through your day and participate in the activities you love. The expert orthopaedic surgeons at Orthopaedic Associates of New Orleans (OANO) treat the full spectrum of hip and knee problems at their practice in New Orleans. If hip or knee pain is interfering with your life, call or click online to schedule an appointment at Orthopaedic Associates of New Orleans today.

Hip & Knee Pain

What causes hip pain?

Hip pain is a common complaint that can stem from a host of possible causes. The specialists at Orthopaedic Associates of New Orleans are skilled at identifying and treating many orthopaedic conditions associated with hip pain, such as:

  • Arthritis of the hip
  • Hip bursitis, or joint inflammation
  • Sciatica
  • Hip dislocation
  • Hip fractures
  • Strains and sprains in the hip
  • Hip labral tears
  • Hip tendonitis
  • Avascular necrosis, or death of bone tissue due to lack of blood flow

What causes knee pain?

Knees are the most commonly injured joints in your body. These complex and hardworking joints suffer a host of different injuries and medical conditions that cause knee pain. The team of physicians at OANO can expertly diagnose and treat a variety of knee problems, including:

  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury
  • Knee and patella fractures
  • Meniscus tears
  • Knee arthritis
  • Knee bursitis
  • Knee strains and sprains
  • Patellar tendonitis
  • Dislocated kneecap

When should I see an orthopaedic surgeon for hip or knee pain?

You should see one of the OANO skilled physicians if you experience any of the following symptoms along with hip and knee pain:

  • Visible deformity in your joint
  • Inability to bear weight on the affected leg
  • Increasingly severe pain
  • Inability to move your knee or hip
  • Sudden swelling
  • Signs of infection, such as fever, redness, or chills

How are hip and knee pain diagnosed and treated?

First, your physician at OANO performs a physical exam and carefully inspects your affected joint, testing the joint’s strength and range of motion by applying gentle pressure or asking you to move your leg in different directions.

The team is available to conduct imaging tests to confirm a preliminary diagnosis through on-site X-ray or MRI scans.

Most knee and hip issues resolve with basic treatments, such as medication, physical therapy, rest, and injections. But if your condition is severe or doesn’t improve with initial treatment, your physician may recommend surgery to relieve hip or knee pain.

The team at OANO is skilled in the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques, such as arthroscopic knee surgery and anterior approach hip replacement.

If you’re suffering from hip or knee pain and want the highest quality treatment, call Orthopaedic Associates of New Orleans or book an appointment online today.