HCM is here with an orthopedic plan that is right for you
So, you’ve talked to your doctor about your knee or hip pain, and you’re receiving physical therapy. But you’re still feeling the pain, and it’s starting to impact your lifestyle even more. You’d like to continue to live as independently as possible, but some basic tasks, such as getting in and out of your car, are becoming increasingly difficult.
Your Orthopedic Treatment Team
At this point, your doctor may refer you to an orthopedic surgeon (also called an orthopedist). At HCM, our orthopedists provide a range of services. They diagnose bone, muscle, joint, tendon, or ligament conditions, treat injuries, provide rehabilitation, and advise how to prevent further damage to a diseased area. Some of our orthopedists specialize in particular areas, such as knees or hips or sports medicine, and all are highly trained and board certified.
Your orthopedist will review with you your medical history, including current and past illnesses and injuries, and will conduct a physical exam. The two of you will discuss further testing and treatment options. If surgery is the best option for you, HCM provides a team of specialists to assist your orthopedist before, during, and after your procedure.
Depending on the type and source of your knee or hip pain, your doctor may refer you to a rheumatologist. A rheumatologist specializes in arthritis, autoimmune diseases, and disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Like an orthopedist, your rheumatologist will go over your medical history with you and will conduct a physical exam. Next steps will depend on your diagnosis and the best treatment options to deal with your specific needs.
In relation to the specific condition, other doctors and healthcare professionals, such as pain specialists, may be involved in treating your orthopedic conditions. HCM offers interventional pain management that is focused on improving your pain and enhancing your quality of life. Our Pain Management providers can respond to a wide variety of pain, including pain resulting from degenerative disc disease and arthritis, and they have expertise in a range of pain management procedures.
If your knee or hip pain is changing your daily life, talk to your doctor about next steps. It may be time to see one of HCM’s many orthopedic specialists.
Contact one of our Orthopedic Specialists today.