More About Joint Injuries
Using his vast knowledge of all types of artificial joints he is able to help even those with the most difficult cases. Whether you or your loved one is suffering from arthritis, a fracture brought on by osteoporosis or a sports injury, Dr. Waldman can help. Please call or email Dr. Waldman with your inquires.
The knee joint is where the lower end of the femur (thighbone), the tibia (shinbone), and the patella (kneecap) meet. Injuries to the knee are commonly injuries to the ligaments and meniscus (cartilage) of the knee. Many minor injuries to the knee require no surgical intervention and can be treated with physical therapy. An individual should seek treatment for his or her knee injury as soon as possible, especially if the individual has any of the following: heard a popping noise or felt the knee give out when the injury occurred, is in severe pain, cannot move the knee, is limping, or has swelling at the site of the injury.
The hip is a ball and socket joint and is one of the human bodies largest joints. There are many potential causes of hip pain; some of the most common are arthritis, avascular necrosis, and childhood hip diseases. When considering whether surgery is the appropriate option for a specific condition we look at the patient’s history, a physical examination of the patient, and X-rays of the patient’s hip. We always look first at non-operative methods to restore motion and strength to your hip and to help minimize the pain prior to recommending surgery.
The shoulder is a ball and socket joint similar to the hip. However, instead of two bones, as in the hip, the shoulder joint is made up of three bones: humerus (upper arm bone), scapula (shoulder blade), and the clavicle (collarbone). The shoulder is one of the most flexible joints in the body, but this flexibility also leads to susceptibility to injury. We will perform a thorough evaluation of your shoulder to diagnose your injury and/or condition and to determine what the best course of treatment for you.