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Hip and Knee Services

Hip or knee pain can make walking difficult or painful. Simple tasks such as going up stairs or getting up from a chair may be a real challenge. We want to help patients overcome their pain and improve their quality of life.

The hip and knee joints are the primary weight-bearing joints in the body, and over time, repeated stress on the joints can cause a condition of limited mobility. Miami Valley Hospital provides patient-centered care for common and complex issues of the knee or hip.

Our board-certified, orthopedic physicians have extensive experience with conditions, treatments, and procedures relating to hip and knee conditions. The professional orthopedic surgeons are dedicated to delivering some of the most advanced treatment options to relieve hip and knee pain.

Non-Surgical Treatment Options

Our nationally-recognized specialists evaluate patients carefully and explore non-surgical treatment options to reduce or eliminate pain. These may include physical therapy or pain management through steroid injections or anti-inflammatory medications.

Hip and Knee Surgery

If one reaches the point that he or she can no longer participate in favorite activities or perform simple functions of daily life, then it may be time to consider surgery.

Should surgery be necessary, patients will receive the outstanding care that makes them and their family comfortable. Hip conditions that may require surgery include:

Knee conditions that may require surgery include:

Our Nationally Recognized Hip and Knee Replacement Program

If you need joint replacement, you can trust our nationally recognized hip and knee replacement program, and Premier Health’s professionals to provide the surgical care and rehabilitation you need to return to normal life quickly.

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Traditional hip replacement requires the surgeon to cut through muscle. The damaged parts of the joint hip are removed and replaced with new, artificial parts. After hip replacement and rehabilitation, you should be able to return to normal activities.

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If damage to your knee cannot be repaired with surgery, your specialist may recommend a knee replacement. Knee replacement surgery (knee arthroplasty) involves removing your damaged knee joint and replacing it with an artificial joint. After knee replacement and rehabilitation, you should be able to return to normal activities.

At Miami Valley Hospital, every patient will attend a Total Joint Class when a joint replacement is surgery is recommended. The class is taught by trained orthopedic specialists. The patient will learn about all aspects of surgery including pain management and therapy. 

Revision Surgery

When a hip or knee implant wears out or another problem develops, people often need a second surgery to replace the current implant. The joint replacement professionals at Miami Valley Hospital have performed more joint revision surgeries than any other hospital in the Montgomery County area.

Implants generally last 10 to 15 years or longer, depending on the implant. Our orthopedic professionals will review your condition and only consider a joint revision when more conservation measures have not been successful. 

Reasons for revision surgery: 

  • Long-term wear (loosening of the implant)
  • A fracture or fall
  • Dislocation
  • Infection
  • Implant Recall

Warning signs that a revision may be needed:

  • Reduced range of motion
  • Pain

Minimally-Invasive Procedures

In some cases, minimally-invasive surgical options may be available. Arthroscopy enables your surgeon to inspect, diagnose, and repair problems inside your hip or knee with just a few small incisions.

During arthroscopy, your surgeon inserts a tiny camera, called an arthroscope, into your hip or knee through a small incision. The camera displays pictures on a television screen, and the surgeon uses these images to guide miniature surgical instruments through other small incisions.

Miami Valley Hospital offers a direct anterior approach to hip replacement. Direct anterior hip replacement uses an incision that avoids muscle tissue. This minimally-invasive procedure often results in less pain and faster recovery than traditional hip replacement surgery.

Like other minimally-invasive procedures, arthroscopy has some important benefits:

  • Less pain
  • Faster recovery
  • Less scarring
  • Less blood loss

Your Hip and Knee Surgeons

We want you to choose the specialist who’s the best fit for your needs. Find the doctor you want among our many orthopedic professionals.

Find hip and knee surgeons credentialed at Miami Valley Hospital

Preparing for Hip and Knee Surgery 


In these educational videos, professional orthopedic surgeons at Miami Valley Hospital talk about hip and knee surgery, as well as your pre- and post-operative care.


If you require hip or knee replacement surgery, you’ll also attend our Total Joint Class. Taught by experienced clinical nurses and physical therapists, you’ll learn about all aspects of your surgery, including pain management and therapy expectations after the procedure.

Premier Health Library

The Premier Health Library offers a wealth of information about orthopedics. Learn about conditions, treatments, how to prepare for surgery, and much more.


Content Updated: April 25, 2018

These Miami Valley Hospital locations offer Orthopedics Services.
Orthopedics at Miami Valley Hospital
One Wyoming St. Dayton, OH  45409
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