Arthritis is a long-term, chronic joint disease that affects about 1 in 4 adults in the United States. Board-certified orthopedic surgeon Aleksandr Khaimov, DO, offers complete arthritis care, including surgical and nonsurgical treatments for the hip and knee, at Quality Orthopedics and Complete Joint Care, P.C. in Forest Hills, New York. For personalized arthritis treatment, call or book an appointment online today.
Arthritis includes more than 100 conditions that affect your joints or the tissues surrounding the joint. Most types of arthritis cause common symptoms, including joint pain, stiffness, and swelling that can interfere with normal movement.
You can get arthritis in any joint, but the most common types of this condition usually affect weight-bearing joints like the hip and knee.
At Quality Orthopedics and Complete Joint Care, Dr. Khaimov provides comprehensive care for all types of arthritis, including:
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting more than 30 million adults. This condition occurs when the protective cartilage that cushions the ends of your bones in a joint breaks down over time.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition that causes your body to attack healthy cells in the lining of your joint capsule (synovium). This leads to inflammation and joint pain.
Dr. Khaimov always begins arthritis care with the most conservative treatments. After he carefully evaluates your condition, he develops an individualized arthritis treatment plan that may include:
In addition to providing in-office arthritis care, Dr. Khaimov educates you on how to manage your arthritis symptoms at home. This may include getting regular physical activity that’s safe for your condition and maintaining a healthy weight.
If conservative treatments don’t reduce your arthritis pain and symptoms, Dr. Khaimov may recommend surgery. He’s fellowship-trained in various types of surgery to treat arthritis of the hip and knee, including:
Advanced cases of arthritis may require total joint replacement. This open surgery involves removing damaged parts of your joint and replacing them with an artificial joint.
To learn more about your options for arthritis treatment, call Quality Orthopedics and Complete Joint Care or book an appointment online today.