Many people assume achy hips and creaky knees are a natural part of the aging process, or a consequence of strenuous exercise. But whatever your age or activity level, having pain in your hip or knee means there is a problem within the joint. If pain, stiffness or swelling keeps you from your favorite activities — or keeps you up at night — it’s time to see an orthopedic doctor who specializes in joint care. At Athens Orthopedic Clinic, we treat hip and knee pain caused by conditions like arthritis, dysplasia, impingement and osteonecrosis. Whether you want to manage your symptoms without surgery or are looking for a hip or knee surgeon, you’ll find treatment options to suit your needs, goals and preferences.
Not everyone with joint pain wants or needs surgery. In many cases, we can greatly reduce your symptoms using a conservative (nonsurgical) approach. Your options include:
If conservative treatments don’t help or stop working, you may need hip or knee replacement surgery. For many patients, joint replacement is a long-term solution that provides long-lasting relief.
All of our hip and knee surgeons perform traditional “open” surgery and newer, less invasive procedures that may help you recover more quickly. You and your doctor will decide which approach is best for you, based on several factors. These include:
Our orthopedic surgeons offer traditional, minimally invasive and robotic hip replacement. Our areas of expertise include:
For patients who are interested and qualify, we can also perform total hip replacements using Mako® robotic technology. This minimally invasive approach uses planning software and a surgeon-controlled robotic arm. It enhances implant placement and helps preserve healthy bone.
We offer traditional and robotic knee replacement surgery, including:
If you prefer a robotic approach and your insurance covers it, we can perform both partial and total knee replacements using Mako technology.
We know you’re looking for a medical team that can help you safely — and successfully — get over your pain and get back to doing what you love. Our orthopedic specialists have advanced training in hip and knee care, and you’ll find the care we provide is as complete as it is convenient.
People also choose us because: