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Hip and Knee Care

Expect the Best in Hip and Knee Care

Sacred Heart’s Orthopedics Center is Northwest Florida’s leader in the diagnosis and treatment of hip and problems. From sprains and muscle pain to total joint replacement, and everything in between, Sacred Heart’s Orthopedics Team has created a comprehensive approach to solving and treating hip and knee problems – from diagnosis and treatment to rehabilitation and recovery.

Hips

The hip joint is a ball and socket joint made up of the femur (ball) and the acetabulum (socket). The ends of the bone are covered with a smooth, glistening layer called articular cartilage. The articular cartilage is what allows the bones to glide smoothly with less resistance than ice sliding on ice. The articular cartilage can be seen on x-ray as the space in between the ball and the socket.

Common Conditions
• Osteoarthritis
• Rheumatoid Arthritis
• Fractures and Breaks
• Joint Deformities

Surgical Procedures:
• Total Hip Replacement
• Partial Hip Replacement
• Joint Replacement Revision
• Fracture Repair
• Hip Arthroscopy

Knees

The knee is the largest joint in the body and one of the easiest to injure, making it the most often treated joint by orthopedic surgeons.

The knee joint can be thought of as a hinge joint with the primary motion of straightening and bending. In reality, it is more complex than a simple hinge, as the surfaces actually glide and roll upon one another. It is composed of the end of the thigh bone (femur), the top of the leg bone (tibia), and the kneecap (patella).

The ends of the bone are covered with a smooth, glistening layer called articular cartilage. The articular cartilage is what allows the bones to glide smoothly with less resistance than ice sliding on ice. The articular cartilage can be seen on x-ray as the space in between the bones.

The knee can be thought of as having 3 compartments - the medial, the lateral, and the patellofemoral. In addition, there are 2 special cartilages within the knee joint called the lateral and medial meniscus, which act as shock absorbers within the knee joint. There are also 2 ligaments within the knee, called the anterior cruciate ligament and the posterior cruciate ligament, which contribute to knee stability.

Common Conditions
• Osteoarthritis
• Rheumatoid Arthritis
• Fractures and Breaks
• Joint Deformities
• Ligament Tears (ACL, MCL, PCL, LCL)
• Cartilage and Meniscal Tears
• Chondromalacia (Runner’s Knee)
• Iliotibial Band Syndrome
• Osgood-Schlatter disease
• Osteochondritis Dissecans
• Plica Syndrome

Surgical Procedures:
• Total Knee Replacement
• Partial Knee Replacement
• Joint Replacement Revision
• Fracture Repair
• Knee Arthroscopy
• Meniscal Repair
• Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction

 

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