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HELP FOR HURTING HIPS

Hips are an important part of our ability to stay active. We need them to run, jump, walk, dance – you name it! So, when the hip joint deteriorates or a hip injury causes all activity to grind to a halt, that’s a serious health concern. Our surgeons are highly experienced in a variety of hip surgeries to restore your livelihood. Learn more about the conditions and procedures used to treat them here.

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PROCEDURE

This procedure involves replacing damaged cartilage in your hip joint with artificial smooth surfaces. The upper end of the thigh bone is replaced with a metal ball, and a metal socket and a liner is placed in the hip socket.

The anterior approach uses a small incision in the front of the hip and allows the surgeon to work between muscles and tissues without detaching them from the thighbones or hip.

CONDITIONS TREATED

  • Hip Arthritis
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Hip¬†Fractures
  • Bone Tumors
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PROCEDURE

Artificial joints don’t last forever, and that includes prosthetic hips. Typically, artificial hips last 10 – 15 years. The wear and tear over this period of time can cause the prosthetic hip to no longer fit securely and lose its effectiveness. A revision surgery is in order and entails the same steps as the original replacement procedure: through a small incision in front of the hip, the metal ball and its corresponding metal socket are replaced with a new set of artificial hardware.

CONDITIONS TREATED

  • Aging Artificial Hip Joint
  • Infection in the Tissues Surrounding the Joint
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PROCEDURE

This procedure involves replacing only half of the hip joint, rather than replacing the joint completely.

An incision is made on the side of the thigh near the hip. A metal “stem” is placed snugly inside the end of the femur bone, and a prosthetic head is then placed securely on the stem to serve as the partially artificial ball and socket.

CONDITIONS TREATED

  • Hip Fractures
  • Hip Arthritis
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PROCEDURE

Tendons connect muscles to bone and helps joints to move. If the tendons surrounding the hip joint are damaged or torn, a tendon repair procedure can help restore movement to the hip.

CONDITIONS TREATED

  • Torn Hip Tendons

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