Hip & Knee Surgery

Our expert surgeons focus on diagnosing and treating an array of hip and knee conditions with precision and expertise.

Welcome to Premier Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, P.C. (Premier Orthopaedics), your premier destination for expert orthopaedic care in New Jersey. Delve into the world of orthopaedic hip and knee surgery, exploring what it involves, when it’s necessary, the various treatment options available, and what to expect during the recovery process. With our team of board-certified surgeons, physician assistants (PA), and state-of-the-art facilities, we’re dedicated to helping you regain mobility, reduce pain, and improve your quality of life.

Understanding Orthopaedic Hip & Knee Surgery

Orthopaedic hip and knee surgery encompasses a range of procedures designed to address injuries, degenerative conditions, and structural abnormalities affecting these vital joints. Whether it’s a result of arthritis, trauma, or wear and tear over time, hip and knee pain can significantly impact your daily activities and quality of life. Our skilled surgeons specialize in diagnosing and treating a variety of hip and knee conditions, from total joint replacements to arthroscopic procedures aimed at restoring function and mobility.

When is Orthopaedic Hip & Knee Surgery Needed?

Orthopaedic hip and knee surgery may be recommended when conservative treatments such as medication, physical therapy, or injections fail to provide adequate relief, or when the condition significantly impairs daily activities. Common scenarios where surgery may be necessary include:


A degenerative joint disease characterized by the breakdown of cartilage in the hip or knee joint, leading to pain, stiffness, and limited mobility. Total joint replacement surgery may be recommended for severe cases.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

An autoimmune disease that causes inflammation and damage to the joints, resulting in pain, swelling, and deformity. Surgery may be necessary to repair or replace damaged joints.


Fractures, dislocations, and ligament injuries resulting from accidents, sports injuries, or falls may require surgical intervention to restore stability and function to the hip or knee joint.

Sports Injuries

Tears of the meniscus, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), or other soft tissues in the knee are common sports-related injuries that may require arthroscopic surgery to repair or reconstruct the damaged structures.

Structural Abnormalities

Congenital conditions or developmental abnormalities in the hip or knee joint, such as hip dysplasia or femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), may necessitate surgical correction to improve joint mechanics and prevent further damage.

Treatment Options for Orthopaedic Hip & Knee Surgery:

Total Joint Replacement

During a total hip or knee replacement surgery, the damaged joint surfaces are removed and replaced with prosthetic components made of metal, plastic, or ceramic. This procedure can provide significant pain relief and restore function for patients with severe arthritis or joint damage.

Arthroscopic Surgery

Minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures involve inserting a small camera and specialized instruments through tiny incisions to visualize and repair damaged tissues within the hip or knee joint. This approach offers less post-operative pain and faster recovery compared to traditional open surgery.

Recovery Process after Orthopaedic Hip & Knee Surgery:

The recovery process following orthopaedic hip and knee surgery varies depending on the type of procedure performed and individual factors such as age, overall health, and adherence to post-operative instructions. However, there are some general guidelines that apply to most patients:

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy plays a crucial role in the rehabilitation process, helping to restore strength, flexibility, and range of motion in the hip or knee joint. Our team has developed and partnered with various skilled therapists in the area who will work with you to develop a personalized exercise program tailored to your specific needs and goals.

Pain Management

Pain management strategies such as anti-inflammatory medication, ice therapy, and elevation can help alleviate discomfort during the early stages of recovery. Our team will provide guidance on managing pain through various conservative modalities effectively while minimizing side effects.

Activity Modification

While it’s important to stay active and gradually increase your level of activity as tolerated, it’s also essential to avoid high-impact activities or movements that could strain the newly repaired joint. Your surgeon will provide specific instructions on activity restrictions and precautions to follow during the recovery period.

Follow-Up Care

Regular follow-up appointments with your surgeon are essential for monitoring your progress, assessing joint function, and addressing any concerns or complications that may arise. Our team is committed to providing ongoing support and guidance throughout your recovery journey.

FAQS About Orthopaedic Hip & Knee Surgery

Here are answers to some common questions about orthopaedic Hip and Knee surgery:

The recovery timeline varies depending on the type of surgery performed and individual factors, but most patients can expect to see significant improvement within a few weeks to months following surgery.

Yes, physical therapy is an essential component of the rehabilitation process and can help you regain strength, mobility, and function in the affected joint.

While complications are rare, potential risks include infection, blood clots, implant loosening or dislocation, and nerve or blood vessel injury. Our surgeons take every precaution to minimize these risks and ensure your safety.

Modern hip and knee implants are designed to be durable and long-lasting, with many patients experiencing reliable function for 15-20 years or more. However, factors such as activity level, implant type, and individual anatomy can affect the lifespan of the implant.


At Premier Orthopaedics, we understand the impact that hip and knee pain can have on your daily life, and we’re here to help. Whether you’re dealing with arthritis, sports injuries, or other orthopaedic conditions affecting your hip or knee joints, our team of experts is dedicated to providing compassionate, personalized care to help you achieve lasting relief and regain your mobility and independence. Don’t let hip or knee pain hold you back—call 201-833-9500 and schedule your consultation with a Premier Orthopaedics expert today and take the first step toward a pain-free, active lifestyle.

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