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Hip pain most often occurs because of a fall or is a symptom of aging.

Arthritis is the most common cause of hip pain, with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and traumatic arthritis being most frequently to blame. Other causes of hip pain include tendonitis, bursitis, dislocation or a fall.

A hip fracture or dislocation that limits blood flow to the area or congenital hip problems can also be an underlying cause for discomfort.

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The more procedures an orthopaedic surgeon performs, the better the success rate for patients. That's good news for WakeMed orthopaedics’ patients who have hip and knee problems.

The hip and knee specialists at WakeMed orthopaedics are highly skilled and experienced in the treatment of common anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries and complex procedures such as multi-ligament knee reconstruction, arthroscopic meniscus repair and cartilage restoration to treat sports-related injuries, traumatic injuries and arthritis.

WakeMed orthopaedic specialists also focus on recovery, with rehabilitation centers located throughout the area.

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