Hip and Knee
The Joint Center at Salem Hospital
Hip and knee pain can make everyday activities like walking and bending excruciating. As we age, certain types of arthritis can cause the cartilage in our joints to break down, causing pain and limiting mobility. The Joint Center at Salem Hospital includes experts in hip and knee conditions as well as total joint replacement who can help patients get moving again and enjoying the things they love to do.
Patients with hip or knee conditions will be evaluated by a member of our orthopedic team and will receive a comprehensive exam which may include diagnostic imaging such as X-ray, MRI or CT. Following the evaluation, our team will diagnose your condition and work with you to develop the optimal treatment plan.
Certain hip or knee conditions may be treated with non-surgical approaches, such as physical therapy, medication or injections. Our team of sports medicine, orthopedic and physical therapy experts specialize in the latest non-surgical techniques which helps many patients regain movement and live pain free.
The goal of joint preservation is to prevent injury, reduce inflammation and preserve cartilage. Our expert team offers a range of treatments including:
- Injections of hyaluronic acid or corticosteroids to reduce inflammation in the lining of the joints
- Platelet-rich plasma and advanced biologic injections that can stimulate tissue repair, reduce inflammation and stimulate your own cells in the healing response.
- Cartilage transplant – new cartilage, grown from the patient’s own cells, can be transplanted to repair damaged tissue
For patients who require surgery to replace a damaged or deteriorated joint, our board-certified surgeons are trained in innovative approaches to hip and knee replacement, including arthroscopic and robotic surgery. They use a variety of minimally invasive techniques, as well as state-of-the-art approaches to cartilage and soft tissue repair.
Our surgical team works with you to develop an individualized treatment plan that will prepare you for surgery and ensure that you recover to your fullest potential. You will meet our Total Joint Navigators who will help guide you through the process of planning for your surgery. Meet one of our joint navigators - Watch video All patients are encouraged to attend our free "Hip and Knee School" to learn about joint replacement surgery and recovery.
Patients whose hip or knee surgery requires an overnight stay at Salem Hospital will enjoy spacious, private rooms as well as the free valet parking and other amenities. All staff on these inpatient units are experienced in caring for orthopedic patients.
Meet our doctors
Nicholas B. Schraut, MD
Hip and Knee Surgery
Charles S. Carrier, MD
Hip and Knee Surgery
Andrew W. Ayers, MD
Hip and Knee Surgery, Shoulder Surgery, Sports Medicine