You may be one of the thousands of Tulsa-area residents who wake up each morning with stiff, sore or worn-out hip and knee joints. Whether you're dealing with the aftermath of a sporting accident, joint problems or the long-term effects of arthritis, the world-class care provided by Saint Francis orthopedics
will help get you back up and running in no time.
Common Orthopedic Conditions We Treat
Saint Francis provides a wide range of orthopedic treatment options
for diseases, injuries and other conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system. These include:
- Arthritic conditions
- Back and spine conditions
- Degenerative hip, knee and shoulder conditions
- Foot and ankle conditions
- Hand, wrist and upper extremity conditions
- Pediatric injuries
- Shoulder pain
- Sports-related injuries
Get Back in Action with the Osteoarthritis Specialists
Saint Francis orthopedists specialize in the treatment of osteoarthritis, sometimes called degenerative joint disease. Osteoarthritis is a common orthopedic condition that most people develop in their knees, hips, hands, feet and back. It is a degenerative condition resulting in the breakdown of cartilage, the cushion around the ends of bones in joints, resulting in bone rubbing on bone. This rubbing can cause bone damage and joints can become extremely painful.
Initially, we may treat osteoarthritis with over-the-counter medications such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen, or prescription pain relievers and pain relief creams, or steroid injections. We do not consider knee or hip replacement surgery until you have tried the other available conservative treatment options. Hip replacement surgery can help reposition bones to redistribute stress on the joint and/or remove loose pieces of bone and cartilage from joints. It is important to understand that knee or hip replacement surgery is only considered when you can no longer enjoy your normal active lifestyle.
See an Orthopedic Care Specialist
Don't let an orthopedic condition take away the life you love - call 918-488-6688
to make your appointment today.