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Ask the Hip & Knee Surgeon
Monday, August 12, 2013 - 12 Noon (Eastern Time)

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Carlos Higuera, MD

  • Orthopaedic & Rheumatologic Institute
  • Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Cleveland Clinic

Chronic hip or knee pain can change your life by limiting your ability to walk, sit comfortably, exercise or perform normal daily activities. Pain in the hip can be caused by osteoarthritis, bursitis or hip fractures, while pain of the knee can occur from tendonitis, ligament tears or osteoarthritis among other diagnoses. Normal aging also affects your joints. If a hip fracture is severe enough, especially if it is present along with osteoarthritis, your physician may suggest a hip replacement.

A knee replacement, similarly, may be recommended in those with severe medical conditions—particularly if it results in bone on bone wear without cushioning.

When hip and knee pain interferes with your ability to move and live comfortably, it’s time to seek medical advice. If you are considering joint replacement surgery, get your questions answered by our hip and knee surgeon who will discuss possible causes of pain, and your treatment options.

Carlos Higuera, MD, is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee replacement surgery, hip muscle-sparing techniques, clinical outcomes research and predictive modeling. Dr. Higuera graduated from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana School of Medicine and completed a fellowship at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in biomechanics. He completed a general surgery internship and a residency in orthopaedic surgery at Cleveland Clinic. He also completed an adult reconstructive orthopaedics fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

To make an appointment with Dr. Higuera or any of the other specialists in our Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Cleveland Clinic, please call 866.275.7496. You can also visit us online at clevelandclinic.org/ortho

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