Hip and Knee Services in Southwest Michigan - Bronson Healthcare

Hip and Knee

Don’t let pain in your hips and knees stop you from having an active lifestyle! If you have problems with your hips or knees, our experts can help. Hips are the largest joints in the body and your knees support your body’s weight and provide a full range of motion. Just like you, most people will have problems with their hips or knees during their lifetime.

Injury, wear and tear, aging and genetics are all factors that can cause hip or knee pain. Other problems may be a result of an injury.

Our orthopedic surgery team provides outstanding care and has advanced training in hip and knee joint replacement surgery, including anterior hip replacement and orthopedic trauma. We work closely with a dedicated orthopedic care team that includes nurses, orthopedic nurse navigators and physical therapists to create a comprehensive treatment plan for before and after surgery. Our goal is to get you to be pain free and able to return to doing the things you love.

Mark, Anterior Hip Replacement Surgery Patient
Mark is pain-free and is back to being active—riding his bike and working on his house.
Learn About the Anterior Approach to Hip Replacement

Hip and knee conditions we treat

Some causes of hip and knee pain include arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or post-traumatic arthritis that develops after an injury), osteoporosis, bone disease or an abnormality.

Commonly treated hip conditions include:

Commonly treated knee conditions include:

If you need care for a condition not listed here, consult with one of our orthopedic and sports medicine providers.

Expertise in hip and knee pain treatment options

In order to provide you with the best treatment, our team will need your complete medical history* and will perform a physical examination. Based on our findings, your treatment plan may include nonsurgical or surgical options, such as:

Nonsurgical treatments

  • Hot and cold therapy – Heat will help muscles relax and cold will help minimize inflammation
  • Injections – Treat painful conditions, such as tendinitis
  • Medication – Prescription or over-the-counter drugs to relieve pain.
  • Physical therapy/rehabilitation – Non-surgical techniques, such as massage, heat treatment and exercises to reduce pain, restore function and prevent injury
  • R.I.C.E. – Rest, ice, compression and evaluation
  • Taping techniques – Apply tape to help stabilize muscles and joints without restricting range of motion
  • Therapeutic aids – Braces, inserts, wraps, splints and other accessories designed to provide supports to injured bones, muscles and joints
  • Therapeutic exercise – Physical activities that focus on restoring and maintaining strength, stability, flexibility and balance
  • Weight loss – Helps relieve stress on joints

Surgical treatments

  • ACL reconstruction – Used to reconstruct the damaged anterior cruciate ligament in the center of the knee
  • Arthroscopy – A minimally invasive procedure used to view, diagnose and treat problems inside a joint
  • Hip and knee surgery – Performed to repair fractures, damaged or diseased joints, muscles or bones
  • Hip resurfacing – An alternative to hip joint replacement. Only a portion of the hip joint is replaced. Metal caps are placed over the femur and over the pelvis socket
  • Joint replacement surgery – Also known as arthroplasty, it is the reconstruction or replacement of a diseased or damaged hip or knee joint with an artificial implant.
  • Meniscal transplant surgery – Replaces a damaged meniscus with a donor cartilage
  • Revision surgery – A procedure to remove any damaged parts of a hip or knee joint implant
  • Tendon repair – Repairs torn or damaged tissue that connects muscles to the bone
  • Transplant surgery – Removal of a damaged organ, tissue or blood product and inserting a replacement from a donor

*If you don’t have a Bronson MyChart account, it’s easy to sign up and it’s free. It allows you and your care team to securely access your health information to make sure you get the right care based on your current health condition. Request an activation code today.

  • Mark in his kitchen

    "My hip was my only obstacle."

    Watch Mark's video below to find out how anterior hip replacement surgery has him pain-free and back to being active now.

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