Chronic hip pain that interferes with daily activities or seems to be worsening with time could be a symptom of a serious underlying hip condition. It may be time to visit an orthopedic hip specialist for evaluation and treatment.
The hip joint is a ball-and-socket joint formed by the ball-shaped end of the thigh bone and the hip socket. Under normal conditions, the ‘ball’ moves smoothly within the socket, allowing a wide range of motion. Sometimes the smooth movement of the hip is prevented by a condition known as hip impingement.
A clicking or locking feeling in the hip, deep pain in the buttocks or groin area, and stiffness of the hip that disrupts normal function are some of the common signs and symptoms of a hip labral tear. Hip labral tears are difficult to diagnose and are often misdiagnosed for many months after the tear occurs.
A hip replacement, also known as a total hip replacement, is usually done when severe damage from arthritis or injury has made it difficult for you to perform routine activities because of severe hip pain or a restricted range of motion. With a minimally invasive hip replacement, you can expect to get back to your active lifestyle with minimum delay.
Hip resurfacing is a bone-saving alternative to total hip replacement. This conservative surgical procedure aims to restore hip mobility and function by relining the hip joint; most of the healthy hip bone is preserved. The end of the thigh bone that fits into the hip socket is trimmed back to remove only the arthritic or damaged portion, leaving the healthy part of the bone untouched. The surface is then covered with a thin, smooth metal dome.
A wide variety of hip injuries can occur in adolescents. These include acute injuries acquired during contact sports, chronic overuse injuries from high impact activities, and manifestations of pediatric hip diseases that become symptomatic when children reach their late teenage years.
Are you still suffering from chronic hip pain because you become anxious at the thought of undergoing surgery? If so, regenerative medicine may be right for you.
Individuals who are unable to perform activities of daily living due to bone-on-bone hip osteoarthritis are best treated with total hip replacement (THR). While there are a plethora of benefits associated with THR, a prolonged postoperative rehabilitation period is one of the drawbacks of this procedure.
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