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

The hip is a deep-seated, ball and socket synovial joint, meaning that the joint is surrounded by a membrane and lubricating fluid. The femoral head (part of the thigh bone) and the acetabulum (part of the pelvis) make up the joint. The hip provides weight-bearing stability with excellent mobility. Many muscles, ligaments, and tendons help provide additional stability and give the hip the power it needs to carry its share of bodyweight.

The knee is a complex hinge joint, and one of the largest in the human body. Three main bones form the knee joint, which include the femur (the thigh bone), the tibia (shin bone), and the fibula (runs parallel to the tibia). The patella (the kneecap) is the triangular-shaped bone which protects the knee joint. Several supporting muscles, ligaments, and tendons work in concert to provide strength, range of motion, and stability in the knee.

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 that joints can begin to hurt. It is common for hip or knee dysfunction to cause pain, stiffness, or a sensation of instability.

In the event that you’re experiencing pain or discomfort, your first course of action should be to schedule an examination with Mid-America Orthopedics so that we can identify the root cause of the issue. An evaluation for hip or knee pain will commonly consist of a detailed history, physical examination, X-rays, and possibly an MRI. Once you’ve been properly evaluated, then we can put you on an effective treatment plan.

Many hip and knee conditions can be treated with rest, medication (over-the-counter or prescription), corticosteroid injections, and physical therapy. Your doctor will determine what treatment is best suited for you. Sometimes surgery may be necessary to relieve symptoms on a long-term basis. If that is the case, you can rest assured knowing that Mid-America Orthopedics has a team of the best orthopedic surgeons in the Kansas City area. Our doctors have years of experience performing knee and hip replacement surgery.

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Mid America Orthopedics Hip & Knee

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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

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Mid-America Orthopedics KC
joins forces with Sano Orthopedics


November 1

By joining Sano, we are able to improve your access to care and increase the range of specialties available.

Locations available in Lee's Summit, Grandview, Leawood, Paola, Garnett

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