Joint Replacement

Our specialty-trained doctors at Cape Fear Orthopedics & Sports Medicine are recognized experts in joint replacement.

Severe joint pain is the most common reason patients undergo a joint replacement procedure. Whether your pain is a result of an old injury, of a degenerative condition like arthritis or osteoarthritis, or due to a fracture, joint replacement procedures may be the recommended treatment option. The most common joint replacements are of the hipknee, or shoulder.

You may be a candidate for a joint replacement surgery if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Severe joint pain
  • Pain in the joint that keeps you awake at night
  • Joint discomfort that prevents you from participating in recreational activities
  • Joint pain that limits your ability to conduct necessary and daily functions, such as climbing stairs or standing up
  • You have attempted more conservative treatment methods, such as exercise or therapy, without success

Hip

Our specialty-trained hip doctors at Cape Fear Orthopedics & Sports Medicine are recognized experts in the diagnosis and treatment of hip injuries and conditions.

Hip pain can be the result of a condition that has developed over time, such as bursitis and arthritis, or of a recent hip injury, such as a hip fracture or hip dislocation.

In some cases, and if not detected early, conditions such as hip bursitis and hip arthritis may create extreme bone and joint discomfort, making procedures like hip arthroplasty and hip replacement surgery credible options for relieving your hip pain.

The most frequent causes for pain in the hip can be related to an orthopedic condition that has emerged over time.

Signs and symptoms of hip pain include:

  • Joint pain felt in the front of the hip, along the outside of the hip, in the groin, or over the buttock area
  • Discomfort and swelling in the thigh and knee
  • Joint inflammation or hip muscle spasms, which may cause fluid accumulation in the hip joint
  • Limping or the inability to walk comfortably on the affected side
  • Inability to bend or rotate the hip
  • Soreness and the feeling of the hip throbbing while sleeping or resting
  • Fever, redness, and warmth—which are signs of infection

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms above, you may have a hip condition, such as hip osteoarthritis, hip bursitis, hip arthritis, or an injury like a fractured hip, dislocated hip, hip flexor injury, or labral tear.

To consult with one of our hip doctors, please call (910) 484-2171.

Knee

Our specialty-trained knee doctors at Cape Fear Orthopedics & Sports Medicine are recognized experts in the diagnosis and treatment of knee injuries and conditions.  

Pain in the knee can be the result of a condition that has developed over time or from overuse like osteoarthritis, arthritis, and Runner’s knee, or from the occurrence of a recent sports injury, such as a meniscus tear or dislocated kneecap.

In some circumstances, and if not identified early on, conditions such as knee arthritis may create extreme bone and joint discomfort, making knee surgery, such as knee replacement, total knee arthroplasty, or knee arthroscopy, possible options to relieving your knee pain.

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms of knee pain, it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible before your knee injury or condition worsens.

  • A popping or snapping noise in or around the knee
  • Feel like your knee gave out while walking, running, jumping, or turning
  • Have severe joint pain, pain in the knee, pain in the kneecap, or pain behind the knee
  • Cannot bend or move the knee
  • Begin limping or are unable to walk comfortably
  • Have swelling of the knee, joint, or calf area

At Cape Fear Orthopedics & Sports Medicine , we understand that pain in the knee can make everyday activities difficult.

To consult with one of our knee doctors, please call (910) 484-2171.

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Shoulder

Our specialty-trained shoulder doctors at Cape Fear Orthopedics & Sports Medicine are recognized experts in the diagnosis and treatment of shoulder injuries and conditions.

As the most versatile joint in the human body, our shoulder joint provides us with a tremendous amount of flexibility.

In most cases, pain in the shoulder can be the result of one of four main causes: inflammation, instability, arthritis, or a fracture. However, this range of motion can lead to shoulder pain or discomfort.

Symptoms of a possible shoulder condition or injury include:

  • Pain and stiffness in or around the shoulder joint
  • Limited shoulder mobility
  • Difficulty and/or inability to reach overhead
  • Shoulder joint pain that keeps you awake at night
  • A popping or grinding feeling when using the afflicted shoulder

Whether you’re suffering from a recent injury, such as a rotator cuff tear or shoulder dislocation, or the pain in your shoulder has developed over time from shoulder tendonitis or bursitis, our shoulder doctors at Cape Fear Orthopedics & Sports Medicine understand your desire for pain relief.

To consult with one of our shoulder doctors, please call (910) 484-2171.

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