Hip & Knee Pain - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA

Hip & Knee Pain

You Don't Have to Suffer from the Pain

Americans today are enjoying longer, more active lives. But inevitably, as we age our bodies change, and the wear and tear of everyday activities can take its toll. Painful, stiff joints can force you to alter or even curtail daily activities you once enjoyed.

The specialists of the Premier/Crozer-Keystone Orthopedics Partnership apply their clinical experience to accurately diagnose your hip or knee problem and develop a plan of care that fits your individual needs and lifestyle.

If you or a member of your family needs joint replacement surgery, Crozer-Keystone Health System provides the specialized care you need before, during and after surgery.

Our multidisciplinary team includes primary care physicians and surgeons, as well as a clinical team of professionals to help you return to maximum function as quickly and safely as possible.

Patient Outcomes

Crozer-Keystone Health System provides “quality outcomes” for its joint replacement procedures, including pain levels before and after knee replacement and hip replacement procedures, as well as outpatient rehabilitation.

Quality outcomes represent feedback provided to us by our patients and are similar to "report cards." Outcomes are calculated based on how our patients rate their levels of pain, function and range-of-motion before and after surgery.

The overall orthopedics experience at Crozer-Keystone Health System:

  • Patients are overwhelmingly positive about their experience at a Crozer-Keystone hospital, with more than 97 percent of patients reporting they would refer family members or friends to Crozer-Keystone's orthopedic program.
  • Both physically and mentally, Crozer-Keystone Health System patients demonstrate statistically greater improvement than the overall OrthoSight-participating hospitals database.

Pain Levels

  • Total knee replacement patients: Prior to surgery, 49 percent of knee replacement patients reported severe pain; six months after surgery, 94 percent had no pain to moderate pain.
  • Total hip replacement patients: Prior to surgery, 62 percent reported severe pain; six months after surgery, 96 percent had no pain to moderate pain.

Outpatient Rehabilitation

  • 97 percent of more than 600 patients rated their overall care in our outpatient rehab centers as very good or excellent.
  • 100 percent of more than 600 patients would recommend our outpatient rehab services to friends and family.

What our patients say

“As a result of the skill and continual assurance of Dr. Frank Giammattei, the caring support of the hospital staff at Crozer, the attentive follow-up services of home care professionals and physical therapists, I'm thrilled to enjoy the promised benefits. What I did not expect was the increase in energy and sense of possibility that I began to experience about three months after the surgery. That has been a bonus!

In addition, given the focus on exercising in the recovery process, I've actually lost one dress size. That was as unexpected as it has been thrilling! Another bonus!”

- Beryl B. Byles, Newtown Square

Questions & Answers About Joint Pain

Why does my knee hurt?

The knee is the largest and most complex joint in the body. Because of this, the knee is vulnerable to injury. Sudden twists and turns can strain or tear many of the structures within the knee.

Learn the common causes of knee pain.

How common is joint pain?

Joint pain varies from person to person. Most people have joint pain at some point in their lives, commonly in the hips and/or knees. However, when joint pain limits activity, you should go to a specialist to have the pain evaluated.

How do Crozer-Keystone's orthopedic specialists determine the cause of a joint problem?

Our specialists conduct a skilled, hands-on evaluation of your joint problem, explore your health history and order the appropriate testing to determine your diagnosis and the best overall plan of care.

Blood tests can help determine whether an infection, autoimmune disorder, or metabolic condition is contributing to the problem. Tests such as X-rays and MRIs can show the nature of the underlying damage to a joint.

Does treatment of joint problems always involve surgery?

No. Many joint problems can be managed through physical and occupational therapy, exercise, medication, weight loss and braces. Our medical specialists exhaust every appropriate treatment option before considering surgery.

How do Crozer-Keystone's specialists decide on a treatment plan?

Our specialists discuss multiple treatment options with you, taking into account your lifestyle and goals. If a surgical procedure is the best option for you, Crozer-Keystone's specialists can correct problems related to joint pain. They’ll also ensure that you’re mentally and physically prepared for the procedure.

What is joint replacement?

During a joint replacement procedure, the arthritic or damaged joint is surgically removed and replaced with a new artificial joint called a prosthesis. The most common joints replaced are the hip and knee.

Although joint replacement procedures have been around for decades, advances have been made in recent years in the materials and the surgical techniques used to place them. Crozer-Keystone's specialists have the experience and skill to put these advanced techniques to work for their patients.

Looking for advanced orthopedic expertise?

The specialists of the Premier/Crozer-Keystone Orthopedics Partnership are ready to help. Call 1-877-CK-MOTION (1-877-256-6846), or use our convenient online request form.