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Hips

Your hip is one of the primary weight-bearing joints of the body, and as such, it tends to be prone to injury and disease as you age. When your hip joint doesn’t work right, it can affect you in many ways. Persistent pain can create challenges with your daily actions and even decrease your quality of life, while reduced mobility may keep you from some of the activities you once enjoyed. At the Orthopaedic Institute of Ohio, we understand how a hip injury or disorder can impact your life. In addition to our comprehensive diagnostic services, we provide a full range of treatment options, including surgical correction when necessary.

Conditions and Injuries Requiring Treatment

There are numerous conditions and hip injuries we work with at the Orthopaedic Institute of Ohio:

Arthritis

Different types of arthritis can affect the hip. The two main culprits include:

Osteoarthritis – The most common form of arthritis, this condition usually occurs due to wear and tear on the joint over time.

Rheumatoid Arthritis – This autoimmune disorder causes the body to attack its own joints and tissue, leading to pain, reduced mobility and deterioration of the joint.

Femoro Acetabular Impingement FAI

Femoroacetabular impingement results from abnormal pressure and friction between the ball and socket of the hip joint, which causes pain and progressive hip dysfunction.

Avascular Necrosis

This condition occurs when there is a loss of blood supply to the joint. If left unchecked, the head of the femur can sustain significant damage which may lead to a complete collapse of the hip.

Hip Dysplasia

This congenital condition prohibits full coverage of the femoral head by the hip socket. The exposure results in the formation of additional labrum tissue, which increases the risk of labral tears.

Bursitis of the Hip

Bursitis causes swelling and inflammation of the bursae, the soft tissue that cushions the components of the joint. The painful condition can be attributed to overuse, trauma or degenerative disorders like arthritis.

Labral Tears

These tears occur in the labrum, the fibrocartilage that encircles the hip socket. While some tears do not have any noticeable symptoms, others lead to significant pain and require some treatment to resolve.

Fractures

Hip fractures occur much more frequently in adults over the age of 65, as the bones can naturally lose strength and become more brittle over time. Most fractures require surgical correction, followed by intensive physical therapy to restore mobility to the joint.

Treatment Options for Hip Injuries and Conditions

Every hip patient has different concerns and needs, which is why we provide a full range of diagnostics and treatment options at the Orthopaedic Institute of Ohio. Treatments might include:

Hip Arthroscopy

This surgical procedure is less invasive than traditional surgery and allows your surgeon to obtain a full view of the inside of the hip so that an accurate diagnosis can be made. It is used for a variety of hip concerns and complaints.

Hip Resurfacing

This treatment is a conservative method of resurfacing the femoral head that removes a small bit of bone and replaces it with a metal component. The socket can also be replaced with a metal shell in a similar fashion to a total hip replacement.

Total Hip Replacement (THR)

This surgical procedure replaces all or part of the hip joint with an artificial device (prosthesis) to eliminate pain and restore mobility to the joint.

Revision Hip Replacement

Revision surgery may be recommended if you are experiencing complications from your initial hip replacement. The operation can vary from minor adjustments to extensive processes designed to replace significant amounts of damaged bone.

Hip problems can significantly impact your ability to perform tasks, participate in activities and enjoy the highest quality of life possible. To learn more about how we diagnose and treat hip conditions and injuries, contact the Orthopaedic Institute of Ohio today at 419-222-6622.