An Experienced Hip Surgeon Can Make All the Difference

An Experienced Hip Surgeon Can Make All the Difference

April 28th, 2015

 If you are experiencing hip pain that is significantly interfering with your ability to carry on a normal, active lifestyle, it’s time to start looking for a hip surgeon who you can trust. For some of the hip patients we see here at Rothman Institute, the pain is so intense that it keeps them up at night.

If you or someone you love has a hip injury or degenerative condition, there is a good news! This pain does not have to keep you awake at night or keep you away from living the life you want. In fact, with the proper care, you could be right back on track to a healthy, pain-free life.
A qualified hip surgeon will be able to make an accurate diagnosis and recommend the best course of treatment. Depending on the cause for the pain, a variety of surgical solutions may be available. Your physician will first identify the condition in consideration:
Osteoarthritis, commonly known as wear-and-tear arthritis, damages the cartilage that covers the ends of bones and helps joints move smoothly. It’s a condition that affects nearly 30 million Americans and is specifically common to the hip.
Conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, which causes an extreme immune response, and synovitis, which irritates the lining of the joint, can cause inflammation in the hip. And that constant inflammation over long periods of time can actually contribute to the erosion and degeneration of bones and cartilage.
Osteonecrosis is a condition in which inadequate blood supply results in the deformity of the bone in the ball of the hip joint.
Hip injuries can range from labral tears to loose bodies. Depending upon the extent of the injury in question, a hip surgeon may recommend an initial rest period to give the pain time to subside on its own. If rest and ice do not provide relief, surgical options will be discussed.
With so many potential causes for hip pain, including more than what are listed above, you can probably imagine that there are also a wide array of surgical and non-surgical treatment options available for patients. At Rothman Institute, we offer patients all of the following hip procedures:
Conservative Hip Treatment
Core Decompression
Femoroacetabular Impingement Surgery
Hip Arthroscopy
Total Hip Replacement
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Revision Hip Surgery
Hip Replacement at Rothman Institute
If you believe you may be a candidate for hip replacement surgery, we recommend that you set up an appointment to meet with an orthopedic hip surgeon for an examination and to get all of your questions answered. The visit will include:
Test of range of motion
Test of strength in the hip and supporting muscles
Complete medical history
Ordering diagnostic test including X-rays, and if necessary MRI, blood work etc.
Treatment plan
Rothman Institute’s is home to one of the nation’s top joint replacement programs. With specialty trained hip surgeons completing thousands of successful surgeries each year, you’ll know you’re in good hands when you’re at Rothman Institute. Call us today to set up an appointment: 1-800-321-9999.

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