Welcome to Hip and Knee Orthopedic Services in Maine!

Your hips and knees play a critical role in your daily activity, from running or cycling to simply walking or sitting. When your hips or knees aren’t functioning, it can have drastic ramifications for your mobility and ultimately, your lifestyle. However, the earlier you identify any potential hip or knee issues and get it treated, the better off you will be long-term. When hip or knee conditions affect your mobility and overall well-being, our specialized team of orthopedic experts is here to provide comprehensive and personalized care for you.

It's important to note that individual cases of hip and knee issues can vary greatly, and anyone experiencing hip pain, knee pain, or related issues should seek professional medical advice from an orthopedic specialist for a proper diagnosis and personalized treatment plan.

Top 5 Hip and Knee Conditions People in Maine Seek an Orthopedic Surgeon

  1. Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis is a common joint condition characterized by the breakdown of cartilage in the hip and knee joints. This is a degenerative joint disease that affects the cartilage in the hip and knee joints, leading to pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility. Our experienced orthopedists diagnose and treat osteoarthritis, offering you both conservative treatments and surgical options to alleviate pain and enhance joint function.
  2. Rheumatoid Arthritis: Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that affects the synovium in the hip and knee joints. This leads to hip and knee pain and swelling. Our orthopedic specialists can accurately diagnose and manage rheumatoid arthritis, providing you with targeted therapies to reduce inflammation and preserve joint health. Learn more about Northern Light Rheumatology Services.
  3. Meniscus Tears: The meniscus is a C-shaped cartilage in the knee joint that acts as a shock absorber. Meniscus tears are common knee injuries that can result from sudden twisting movements or wear and tear over time. Tears in the meniscus can cause pain, swelling, and instability in your knee. Our specialized team can provide you with accurate diagnosis and effective treatment options for meniscus tears, including arthroscopic surgery when necessary.
  4. ACL Tears: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are common knee injuries, often occurring during sports activities. ACL tears are prevalent knee injuries, especially among athletes. They can cause instability and may require surgical intervention. Our orthopedic experts are well-versed in managing ACL tears, offering you both surgical and non-surgical approaches to restore your knee stability and function.
  5. Hip Fractures: Hip fractures can occur due to falls or accidents, particularly in older adults. Fractures of the hip usually require immediate medical attention and often surgery. Our experienced orthopedic surgeons are skilled in treating hip fractures, providing you with prompt and effective surgical interventions to ensure your hip heals well and that your mobility returns to normal over time. Learn more about Northern Light Orthopedic Surgical Services.

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