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Hip and Knee Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Parcel discusses knee replacement surgery at CMC Orthopaedic Surgery-Lincoln
Dr. Parcel discusses knee replacement surgery at CMC Orthopaedic Surgery-Lincoln.

When injury to the hip or knee occurs, the functionality of these joints is disrupted, impacting the intricate workings of bones, muscles, ligaments, cartilage and other structures. Fortunately, the physicians at CMC Orthopaedic Surgery, providing care in Lincolnton and Denver, NC, are well-trained in the numerous surgical techniques and non-surgical treatment plans designed to restore function and range of motion in the hip and knee.

Commonly Treated Hip Conditions

The hip joint is a ball-and-socket joint. It is a complexly designed joint which provides good stability and a large amount of motion needed for daily activities like walking, squatting, and stair-climbing.

Powerful muscles connect to and cross by the hip joint, making it possible for us to accelerate quickly during actions like running and jumping. Bones in the hip include the femur (the thighbone) and the pelvis. The top end of the femur is shaped like a ball.

This ball is called the femoral head. The femoral head fits into a round socket on the side of the pelvis. This socket is called the acetabulum.

Commonly Treated Knee Conditions

The knee is the joint where two important bones meet in the leg: the femur (the thighbone) and the tibia (the shinbone). The patella (or kneecap) is made of bone and sits in front of the knee, protecting it. The knee joint is a synovial joint which means it is enclosed by a ligament capsule and contains a fluid, called synovial fluid, which lubricates the joint.

Knee problems are fairly common among people of all ages because although the knee has a somewhat unstable design, it must support the body's full weight when standing, and much more than that during walking or running.

The knee is the largest joint in the body and the most common reason patients visit an orthopedist. The knee joint is comprised of bones, cartilage, muscle, tendons, and ligaments. ue to the various supporting components, there is an array of knee diseases and injuries that can occur.

Arthritis is a disease of the knee that can take many different forms. The most technological advanced surgery available for the treatment of arthritis is joint replacement. To get more information on treatment options for arthritis, Texas Orthopedics offers an Arthritis Camp the first Thursday of every month to present patients with their options for treatment.

Knee injuries can originate from many different sources; for example, normal wear, sports injuries, and work-related injuries. It is important to get a clear diagnosis from a physician before deciding on treatment options. Diagnoses can be made by our orthopedists' using our onsite X-ray and MRI.

Common Knee Conditions
ACL Injuries Knee Arthroscopy
Collateral ligament Injuries Osteotomy and Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty
Compartment Syndrome Surgical Treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Knee
Kneecap (Prepatellar) Bursitis Total Knee Replacement
Osgood-Schlatter Disease Revision Total Knee Replacement
Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear Viscosupplementation Treatment for Arthritis
Runner's Knee (Patellofemoral Pain) Hamstring Muscle Strain
Unstable Kneecap Stress Fractures
Meniscal Tear Knee Implants
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