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Hip

The hip joint includes the femur, with a ball on top, fits into the socket of the pelvis, made of three joined bones –ilium, the ishium and the pubis.

Hip Arthritis

Arthritis is inflammation of a joint. Of the several different types, the most common by far is osteoarthritis, caused by wear and tear, usually from age or overuse. Other kinds of arthritis can be caused by genetics or illness.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Care always begins with a thorough assessment, to evaluate the likely cause and extent of orthopedic pain. Your assessment includes a physical examination, medical history and usually some tests, including range of motion, sensitivity and, often, imaging studies.

Care is always personalized to your needs but may include:

  • Radiographs
  • Medical management
  • Surgery
  • Physical therapy/occupational therapy

Bursitis

Bursitis is the term used to describe an inflammation in the bursa, fluid-filled sacs acting as cushions between joints. Usual causes are injury, repetitive stress or pressure.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Care always begins with a thorough assessment, to evaluate the likely cause and extent of orthopedic pain. Your assessment includes a physical examination, medical history and usually some tests, including range of motion, sensitivity and, often, imaging studies.

Care is always personalized to your needs but may include:

  • Radiographs
  • Medical management
  • Surgery
  • Physical therapy/occupational therapy

Hip Dislocation

More common in women than men, hip dislocation occurs when the ball-shaped femur slips out of the cup-shaped receptacle in the pelvic bone. Hip dislocation sometimes occurs as the result of a congenital condition but is more commonly caused by trauma.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Care always begins with a thorough assessment, to evaluate the likely cause and extent of orthopedic pain. Your assessment includes a physical examination, medical history and usually some tests, including range of motion, sensitivity and, often, imaging studies.

Care is always personalized to your needs but may include:

  • Radiographs
  • Medical management
  • Surgery: closed reduction, revision arthroplasty with demand match implants, adductor brace
  • Physical therapy/occupational therapy

Hip Fracture

A hip fracture occurs when there is a crack or break in the upper quarter of the thigh bone (femur).

Diagnosis and Treatment

Care always begins with a thorough assessment, to evaluate the likely cause and extent of orthopedic pain. Your assessment includes a physical examination, medical history and usually some tests, including range of motion, sensitivity and, often, imaging studies.

Care is always personalized to your needs but may include:

  • Radiographs
  • Medical management
  • Surgery: ORIF, hemi-arthroplasty, total hip arthroplasty
  • Physical therapy/occupational therapy

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