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Hip & Knee

If you have hip or knee pain, ordinary motions like walking, climbing stairs, getting up from a chair, and getting in or out of your car can cause a tremendous amount of pain. Limited mobility due to a hip or knee injury can severely limit your ability to perform day-to-day activities, and can leave you feeling helpless.

Hip and knee pain can be caused by a wide variety of factors, including:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Overuse injuries
  • Tendon and ligament injuries
  • Cartilage tears
  • Bone chips or fractures
  • Burisitis
  • Dislocations

Our Knee & Hip Specialists


James E. Jennings, M.D.

Christopher H. Kavolus, M.D.

Stephen R. Ridgeway, M.D.


Dylan Watson, M.D.


Find Hip & Knee Pain Relief at POA

At POA, we offer relief for hip and knee pain due to injury or overuse. Our physicians are trained in conservative treatment methods, including physical therapy, medication, and the use of supportive braces, as well as surgical methods of treatment, including knee and hip arthroscopy, and partial and total replacement of the hip or knee joint. With two Greenville locations, POA offers convenient care to patients throughout the Greenville, SC area.

POA's hip and knee injury specialists have received the most advanced training and are among the most experienced providers of procedures such as hip and knee replacement surgery in Greenville and throughout the Upstate, SC area.

Hip & Knee Replacement Surgery

For chronic conditions such as osteoarthritis, the cartilage in your joints continues to wear down over time, increasing pain. For these types of injuries, hip or knee replacement surgery can be the solution to get you moving again, pain-free. The two most common types of joint replacement surgeries are partial joint replacements and total joint replacements. The hip and knee specialists at POA are experts at determining which type of treatment will be best for your particular case, whether you are dealing with hip pain, knee pain, or other joint-related pain.

Partial Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery

Minimally-invasive partial joint replacements resurface the damaged portion of the joint with metal or plastic implants. Partial joint replacement works best for patients whose joint disease or damage is confined to a small area of the joint. The benefits of a partial knee or hip replacement surgery typically include faster recovery times and reduced pain after surgery.

Total Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery

Total joint replacements completely remove the diseased or damaged joint and replace it with an implant that replicates the motion of a healthy joint. Total joint replacement surgery can help patients return to a normal, active lifestyle without the pain of osteoarthritis or other knee or hip conditions.

Joint Replacement Surgery Preparation & Recovery

While receiving pre- and post-operative care for a hip or knee replacement surgery, most POA patients will be able to participate in the award-winning Joint Camp program at St. Francis. Joint Camp is a program dedicated to the comprehensive care of hip replacement and knee replacement patients. It combines extensive pre-operative education for the patient and their family, outstanding patient care, and group-focused therapy in an environment created to enhance faster healing and recovery.