Is it time for a hip or knee replacement? If you and your doctor are considering a joint replacement you are not alone. More than a million Americans will undergo a joint replacement this year, and that number is expected to grow rapidly in the future. The good news is that there are more effective treatment options available for joint pain today than ever before. If you are considering joint replacement surgery, get your questions answered by our hip & knee surgeon who will discuss possible causes for pain, diagnosis and treatment options.
Hip and knee pain can have many causes such as osteoarthritis, bursitis, tendonitis in the knee, and hip fractures.
There are other possible causes of hip and knee pain; be sure to seek medical help if you:
• Can’t walk normally because of the pain
• Can’t bend your hip or knee
• Experience hip or knee pain for more than a few days
• Notice a deformity or swelling in your hip or upper thigh or knee
• Experience hip or knee pain at night or while resting
• Develop a fever, with redness and warmth over the hip or knee
About Cleveland Clinic Orthopaedic & Rheumatologic Institute
At Cleveland Clinic’s Orthopaedic & Rheumatologic Institute, we have designed our services so that all the specialists you need – including orthopaedic physicians and surgeons, rheumatologists and physical therapists – work together to help you return to an active lifestyle.
Using state-of-the-art diagnostics and decades of experience, we evaluate the cause of your joint pain and then tailor the most appropriate treatment for your individual needs. Cleveland Clinic’s Orthopaedic and Rheumatology programs have a long history of excellence and innovation, and are consistently ranked among the top five programs in the nation by U.S.News & World Report.
About the Speaker
Michael Bloomfield, MD, is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in primary and revision hip and knee replacements and direct anterior approach for total hip replacement. Dr. Bloomfield graduated from medical school at Northwestern University and completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Cleveland Clinic. He then went on to complete a fellowship in adult reconstruction of the hip and knee at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
To make an appointment with Dr. Bloomfield 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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