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Hip & Knee

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Orthopedic Treatment
for Your Hip & Knee

Meet our team and learn about hip & knee treatments.

The hip and knee are two of the largest joints in the body.  The motion in these joints work together to give us the ability to walk, run, and participate in sports and activities of daily living.  While the hip and knee offer excellent mobility, they are also quite strong.  Carrying our body weight over the course of our life is no easy task and the hip and knee are developed to do just that.

The hip is a deep-seated, ball and socket joint.  The femoral head (part of the thigh bone) and the acetabulum (part of the pelvis) make up the joint.  The hip provides excellent stability with good mobility.  Many muscles, ligaments, and tendons help provide additional stability and give our hip the power it needs to carry our bodies.

The knee is a complex hinge joint.  Three main bones form the knee joint: the femur (the thigh bone), the tibia (shin bone), and the fibula.  The supporting muscles, ligaments, and tendons work in concert to provide strength, range of motion, and stability.

Hip and knee pain can occur if there is any breakdown in the complex link between the joints, or due to an isolated problem in one joint.  Overuse, muscular imbalance, inflammation, tendonitis, tendon injury, ligament injury, instability, and arthritis are all reasons joints hurt.  It is common for hip or knee dysfunction to cause pain, stiffness, or a sensation of instability.

Many hip & knee conditions can be treated with rest, medication, injections, and physical therapy.  However, sometimes surgery may be necessary to relieve symptoms.  An evaluation for hip or knee pain will commonly consist of a detailed history, physical examination, x-rays, and possibly an MRI.  Your doctor will determine what treatment is best suited for you.

Mid America Orthopedics Hip & Knee

Kansas City Practice Staff
dr eckland

Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine

Dr. Christopher Eckland

dr michael dempewolf

Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine

Dr. Michael Dempewolf

dr craig yager

Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine

Dr. Craig Yager

dr pat do

MAO Founder & Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Pat Do

Common Conditions We Treat

  • Sports Injuries
  • Meniscal Tears
  • ACL Tears
  • Inflammation
  • Tendonitis
  • Patellofemoral Disorder
  • Ligament Injury
  • Cartilage Injury
  • Labrum Injury
  • Bursitis
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Arthritis
  • Fractures
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