Knee and Hip Disorders

Knee and Hip Disorders

Millions of Americans are impacted by chronic hip conditions, such as hip arthritis. As the hip is one of the largest joints in the body, any discomfort or malfunction can make everyday tasks such as putting on shoes or walking very difficult. For some individuals with severe hip conditions, it becomes impossible to continue working.

The Social Security Administration (SSA) defines a disabling knee condition as one that causes a functional loss resulting in the inability to ambulate effectively. This may happen for many reasons, such as loss of range of motion, inability to bear weight on the knee, or amputation of the lower leg.

Injuries to the hips and knees can greatly impact mobility and the ability to perform day-to-day tasks. Ultimately, a serious hip or knee injury can make it impossible to work and difficult to support yourself or your family. Individuals whose injuries are expected to prevent them from working for 12 months or longer can seek Social Security Disability benefits.

Knee and Significant dysfunction of one or both knees or hips that result from gross anatomical deformity such as subluxation, contracture, bony or fibrous ankylosis, and instability. Specifically, imaging of the knee or hip (x-ray\MRI) must show joint space narrowing, bony destruction or ankylosis (stiffness of joint due to abnormal rigidity and adhesion of the bones of the joint). The knee\hip condition must result in the inability to effectively walk. Contact us today if you have questions regarding Knee and Hip Disorders disability.