Hip & Pelvis
The hip joint is a ball-and-socket joint that allows motion and gives the stability needed to bear our body weight.
While the hip is one of the most stable joints in the body, it is more likely to develop arthritis because of the extra pressure of our body weight.
The pelvis is a basin-shaped structure that supports the spinal column and protects the abdominal organs.
The hip joint is made up of two bones: the femur and the acetabulum (socket). The femur is a long bone with a ball on the end, and it fits into the acetabulum.
If anything happens to any of these parts or the nerves and blood vessels around them, it can restrict your mobility and adversely impact your way of life.
We treat conservatively, and surgery is a last resort or used only when necessary.
We want you to enjoy as active a life as you can, so we often try physical therapy and non-narcotic medications first.
We can help with:
- Broken bones (fracture)
- Hip resurfacing
- Muscle injuries
- Tumors/Metastatic disease
- Total hip replacement (arthroplasty)
- Total hip revision
- Workers compensation injuries
Total Hip Replacement
Many people suffering from hip pain, arthritis, stiffness and limited hip movement choose to undergo total hip replacement surgery to alleviate their symptoms.
During a total hip replacement, the diseased joint is surgically replaced with an artificial joint, or prosthesis. The prosthesis is a ball and socket that is commonly made from metal or ceramic.
The socket can also be made of plastic. These materials are explicitly designed for the human body, so they resist corrosion, degradation and wear over time.