Hip and Knee Joint Replacement

Every year, more than 400,000 people in the United States have joint replacement surgery to improve mobility and reduce pain.

When a condition or injury threatens the health of the hip or knee joint, it can seriously and adversely affect patients’ lives. However, the damage can be healed with a variety of therapies and procedures available at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Our hip and knee joint replacement and reconstruction surgeons provide an array of reconstructive procedures for the hip and the knee, including rotating knee, hip replacement, knee replacement, and management of complications related to hip and knee replacement such as infection, dislocation, and mechanical breakage.

We see patients of all ages who want to stay active and mobile. It is becoming more common for individuals in their 40s to have joint replacement surgery to enhance their quality of life and reduce pain. Anyone that is experiencing severe pain or has limited mobility due to pain in their hips and knees can receive an expert diagnosis and discuss surgical, as well as nonsurgical options, with one of our joint replacement specialists.

Conditions We Treat

One of the most common reasons patients have joint replacement surgery is arthritis.

Some of the hip and knee conditions treated at UT Southwestern include:

  • Acetabular labrum tears
  • Arthralgia
  • Arthritis, including rheumatoid, post-traumatic, and psoriatric
  • Avascular bone necrosis (damages blood supply to joint)
  • Burning thigh pain (Meralgia paresthetica)
  • Bursitis
  • Developmental dislocation (dysplasia) of the hip (DDH)
  • Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI)
  • Hip and knee ligament and cartilage damage
  • Hip bursitis
  • Hip strains
  • Labrum repair
  • Muscle strains in the thigh
  • Osteonecrosis of the hip
  • Paget’s Disease
  • Pelvis fractures
  • Snapping hip
  • Sprained or strained knee ligaments or muscles
  • Tendonitis
  • Torn cartilage
  • Transient osteoporosis of the hip