Hip Fracture A hip fracture is classified by the specific area of the break and the type of break(s) in the bone. It is a serious injury and requires immediate medical attention. Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, is a chronic, degenerative, joint disease that affects mostly middle-aged and older adults. Sciatica Sciatica is a pain that originates along the sciatic nerve, which extends from the back of the pelvis down the back of the thigh. Evaluation Procedures To help the orthopedist determine your treatment, you'll need a physical exam, a medical history profile, and a description of symptoms. Treatment Plans For most orthopedic disorders and injuries, more than one form of treatment may be appropriate. Is It Time for a New Joint? Millions of us struggle with pain and loss of motion because of joint damage caused by arthritis. If other treatments fail to offer relief, you may wonder about turning in your worn-out joints for new ones. Arthroscopy Orthopedic surgeons use arthroscopy to diagnose and treat joint problems. An arthroscope is a small, tube shaped instrument that is used to look inside a joint. Joint Replacement Surgery Joint replacement is a surgical procedure to remove and replace an arthritic or damaged joint with an artificial joint, called a prosthesis. Hip Replacement Surgery Hip replacement surgery is a procedure in which a damaged hip joint is replaced with an artificial hip joint. It is most commonly recommended as a treatment for severe osteoarthritis or damage due to fracture.