Hip and Knee

Hip and knee pain can make everyday motions like walking and bending seem almost impossible. As we age, certain types of arthritis can cause the cartilage in our joints to break down, causing pain and limiting mobility. The orthopedic specialists at North Shore Medical Center are experts in hip and knee treatment as well as total joint replacement and can help you get moving again.
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Our Approach

Hip or knee pain may initially be treated with non-surgical approaches like physical therapy or medication. In certain cases, surgery may be required to repair or replace a joint that has deteriorated significantly. Our surgeons are specially trained in joint restoration and replacement.

Joint Replacement Surgery

If surgery is recommended, our highly skilled team will work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan that will prepare you for surgery and help you recover. All patients are encouraged to attend our free “Hip and Knee School” to meet members of your care team, ask questions and meet and learn from other patients who are also scheduled for joint replacement surgery.

Today, joint replacement surgery is highly advanced and many only require a short stay in the hospital. Some patients may even be discharged the same day. If a hospital stay is required, you will be cared for on our recently remodeled patient floors that feature spacious private rooms with private bathrooms. All staff on these floors have been specially trained in caring for orthopedic patients.

Our Hip and Knee Navigators

If your physician determines that surgery is necessary, you will work with our Hip and Knee Navigators who will guide you every step of the way. From scheduling your procedure at a time that is convenient for you and your loved ones, to answering your questions and acting as a liaison between your physicians and family , our navigators are there to make the surgery experience easier. Our navigators will check-in with you during your hospital stay and will follow-up with you after you have returned home.

affiliated with Mass General

Joint Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Avascular necrosis
  • Hip fracture
  • Hip problems
  • Infectious arthritis
  • Knee pain and problems
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis