Hip and Knee 
   

Orthopaedics at Piedmont Medical Center:

Expert Treatment of the Hip and Knee

The Orthopaedic Specialists at Piedmont Medical Center of Rock Hill SC have the skill and expertise required to treat the various acute conditions that can cause hip and knee pain.

The hip is one of the most stable joints in your body. But its function - bearing your body's weight - makes your hip susceptible to arthritis due to excessive pressure.                     

The knee is a vulnerable joint that bears a great deal of stress from everyday activities such as lifting and kneeling, and from high-impact activities such as jogging and aerobics.                                                                                                                  

The hip and knee specialists at Piedmont Medical Center can diagnose and treat the full array of conditions causing hip and knee pain, including:

Treatment of Hip Conditions at Piedmont Medical Center:

  • Treatment of Degenerative Joint Disease, such as arthritis
  • Hip Labral Tear Treatment
  • Arthritis Treatment: Inflammation of a joint, usually accompanied by pain, swelling, and sometimes changes in structure.
  • Osteoarthritis Treatment- also referred to as “wear and tear” arthritis; this type of arthritis involves the cartilage that cushions the bones of the hip wearing away, letting the bones then rub together, causing hip pain and stiffness.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment- a disease in which, for unknown reasons, the synovial membrane becomes irritated and produces too much fluid. It damages the cartilage, leading to pain and stiffness.
  • Traumatic Arthritis Treatment- often the result of an injury or fracture, there are more than 300,000 hospitalizations for hip fractures in the United States each year.
Hip Replacement Animation

Hip replacement, also called arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure to replace a damaged hip with a prosthesis (an artificial hip). This surgery may be considered following a hip fracture or for someone who has severe arthritis.

Treatment of Knee Conditions at Piedmont Medical Center:

Knee Care Quiz  

Your knees are complex joints and that makes them more vulnerable to injury. Learning how to prevent knee injuries and treating them if they occur can help you stay active at work and play. Test your knowledge of knees by taking this quiz, based on information from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Knee Conditions:

  • Sports Injury- Treatment for contusions (bruises,) sprains, tendonitis, bursitis, stress injuries and strains
  • ACL Injury Treatment- involving the ligament located in the center of the knee that controls rotation and forward movement of the tibia or shin bone.
  • Treatment of Collateral Ligament Injuries- The collateral ligaments are the medical collateral ligament (MCL) that gives stability to the inner knee, and the lateral collateral ligament (LCL) that gives stability to the outer knee.
  • Treatment of Knee Cap Bursitis- in this condition, the bursa, a closed fluid-filled sac that functions as a gliding surface to reduce friction between tissues of the body, becomes inflamed.
  • Treatment of Posterior Cruciate (PCL) Ligament Tears- the ligament located in the center of the knee that controls backward movement of the tibia or shin bone.
  • Runner’s Knee Treatment- Runner’s knee is characterized by dull pain around the front of the knee, where it connects with the lower end of the thigh bone. Runner’s knee may be caused by a structural defect, by a certain way of walking or running, or by other causes.
  • Treatment of Stress Fractures- Stress fractures are weak spots or small cracks in the bone of the knee caused by continuous overuse.  

Piedmont Medical Center Joint Class

Piedmont Medical Center hosts a Joint Class on the first Monday of each month. This class is appropriate for anyone who wants to learn more about Joint Replacement or if you already have your joint replacement surgery scheduled.

These classes feature Q&A sessions where you will have an opportunity to speak with representatives from

  • Pharmacy,
  • Case Management,
  • Physical Therapy,
  • Nursing,
  • Respiratory and
  • Infection Control

… to make sure all your questions are answered.

You can also work with Case Management to determine if your surgery will require rehab, and whether your insurance will cover rehab services.

Classes begin at 3:00 P.M. in the Physician Conference Room at Piedmont Medical Center.  For more information contact:
(803) 367-4499 or (803) 323-6092. Click here for a physician referral.