Injuries & Conditions
Hip Injury Overview
As one of the largest joints of the body, the hip joint is used as a tool for movement as one goes forward and backward. In addition, the hip joint will rotate when sitting and changing direction while walking and running. Because it is a tool that is used predominantly for our mobility, hip pain can be felt with most movements regardless of your lifestyle.
About Hip Pain.
Hip pain can be classified in a number of different ways based on its location. If you are experiencing problems with your hip joint, you will often feel pain on the inside of your hip or around your groin area. If you are experiencing pain on the outside of your hip or thigh area, the problem is more often associated with muscles, ligaments, and tendons. As you seek treatment, it’s important to clarify the area in which your pain is radiating, as this will help determine the actual cause.
While hip pain most often deals with the hip or hip joint itself, the pain can sometimes be associated with other parts of your body such as your back. Some hip pain may be temporary, while others may be long-standing or permanent.
Much like a knee or shoulder scope, it is a surgery that allows us to look inside the joint utilizing small incisions and instruments. We can use it to diagnose and correct problems that cause hip pain.
Total hip replacement is an advanced and effective orthopedic procedure. It treats a variety of hip conditions and injuries that cause pain and decrease hip function and quality of life. Hip pain patients are encouraged to make an appointment with a Sano Orthopedics hip specialist to find out if total hip replacement is an appropriate treatment option.
Hip Sprains & Fractures
The major differentiation for a fracture in comparison to all of the aforementioned injuries is that a fracture signifies a break in the bone. Although typically very small, these fractures can result in a large amount of pain and potential complications.
There are several different types of fractures that a person can have, such as:
- An oblique fracture
- A stable fracture
- A compound fracture
- A comminuted fracture
- A transverse fracture
It is important to seek professional treatment for a fracture in order to set the bone properly before it begins to heal. A bone that has healed in an abnormal way will almost certainly cause long term pain and discomfort for the patient.
Why Choose SANO?
We know that surgery isn’t always necessary, and is certainly not the first or only method of treatment. Our goal is to relieve pain and help restore the proper function and alignment of the hip with a treatment plan that fits your need. Our qualified team takes their extensive training and fellowship and puts it to use developing a unique treatment plan for you. Not to mention, our physicians have been leading research in the United States for ligament injuries, so you can be confident in the approach our team takes in returning you to your active lifestyle.
Dr. Tim Roberts
Dr. Tim Roberts is a board-eligible orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip care. Dr. Roberts treats hips from start to finish (from arthroscopy to joint replacement) as part of his total hip care methodology.
Allyson and Dr Roberts are ROCK STARS! After my surgery I was walking again ,pain free with in 5 days. Nothing short of a miracle to me. From the ladies up front to the Radiologist every member of this orthopedic practice shines, just exceptional. They changed my life for the better and I wish I could give them 10 stars!
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