Conditions Of The Hip
The most common types of inflammation of the hip are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and arthritis following an injury. The initial treatment is an injection of a steroid. If that fails to relieve the pain, you might consider stem cell treatment for temporary relief. Ultimately, if all else fails, a hip replacement may be appropriate.
Loss of blood supply to the hip causing death of the bone in the joint. This condition is most commonly diagnosed by MRI as it may not be visible on X-ray. Severe cases may be treated by joint replacement.
Arthritis often causes bone spurs which result in painful impingement of the hip joint.
An abnormality of the cartilage covering the surfaces of the hip. As a result, the hip can become swollen and painful during the joint’s movement. Depending on the part of the hip affected, our surgeons may be able to clean out and remove those shaggy, abnormal edges through a small tube called an arthroscope.
Anything that prevents the ball from moving smoothly in the socket. Usually due to damage or deformity. Minor causes of impingement can sometimes be resolved through an arthroscope. Major structural problems are usually treated with joint replacement.
The labrum is a gasket around the cup side of the hip that holds the ball in the socket and helps absorb shock. It is made from cartilage and can be torn during sports or accidents. Some labral tears are painful and can be treated through the arthroscope.
The ball and socket of the hip joint are normally lined by smooth cartilage. Damage to the cartilage can cause a piece to break off and float in the fluid of the joint. This loose body can float into the joint space and become painful. Our surgeons can grab and remove those pieces of cartilage through an arthroscope.
A strain is an injury to the hip joint due to excessive force, often involving the labrum.
Your hip pain. Our game plan.
Hip pain is a formidable foe. We don’t take the challenge lightly.
Hip-replAcement offers you the best care available to get rid of your hip pain. With this effective program, we plan to get you back in the game. You deserve to be pain free. And we’re going to do everything we can to get you there.
First, let’s identify the issue.
Your doctor has already begun the process by hearing your story, examining you, and reviewing the X-ray of your hip to get an idea of what is causing your pain.
Now that your doctor has determined the diagnosis, the next step is to confirm it and begin initial treatment at Hip-replAcement.
The team at Hip-replAcement may get an additional X-ray and MRI to obtain more information about your structural condition.
Hip pain is caused by one or more of these conditions:
- LABRAL TEAR
- LOOSE BODY
- BONE SPUR