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Hip & knee

Get help for joint pain for a healthier, active life

An injury or disease that affects your hip or knee can keep you from being active and doing things that are important to you. If pain or weakness in your joints is creating limits for you, it’s time to talk with an expert who can offer options to help you move more freely.

Depending on your overall health and age, your best options for returning to an active life might include surgery to replace a knee or hip. Partial joint replacement might also be an option.

Certified for knee and hip replacement

By the Joint Commission

Your Novant Health UVA Health System orthopedic team can give you a thorough examination and offer other resources to make sure you get an accurate diagnosis and treatment options that are right for you.

You might be eligible for minimally invasive procedures that can be performed without major incisions. Arthroscopic surgery is an example of this type of treatment. The surgeon makes small incisions and uses a tiny camera to find and treat the problem. This procedure can be used to treats tears, clean up scar tissue and encourage healing. Without major incisions, recovery times are often shorter.

Hip and knee specialists at Novant Health UVA Health System treat a variety of simple to complex joint and orthopedic conditions, including:

  • Ligament, tendon and cartilage damage
  • Arthritis (osteoarthritis)
  • Hip fractures
  • Nerve damage
  • Sports injuries, including past trauma that has led to a chronic condition such as arthritis
  • Damage caused by military and work-related injuries
  • Bone death (avascular necrosis) after a broken bone or dislocation

When your provider recommends it, our rehabilitation teams can provide physical therapy to help you get stronger and move more easily after an illness or injury. You’ll have the care you need for the best possible quality of life.

Learn more
View the total hip replacement webinar