Hip Surgery Specialists at Medical City Healthcare
Medical City Healthcare hospitals have the orthopedic doctors, hip surgeons and specially trained staff to help get you back to your life before hip pain. Our orthopedic specialists treat virtually all orthopedic and joint conditions, so when your hips start hurting, you can find the professional who’s right for you.
When Should You See a Doctor for Hip Pain?
Hip pain can be a result of many issues. You can treat mild or occasional hip pain at home with rest, heat, ice and over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications, but if your hip pain becomes severe, frequent or constant, you should call for an appointment with an orthopedic doctor.
Call (844) 374-1126 right away if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- Hip pain when standing, walking or lying down
- Intense pain, burning or grinding in your hip
- Inability to put weight on your hips
- Pain, soreness, swelling or reduced range of motion in your hip after:
- Periods of rest or inactivity
- Immediately following or the day after a long walk
- Inability to stand or walk for more than a few minutes
- Sudden swelling of the hip
- Signs of infection, such as fever, chills or redness, accompanied by hip pain
Which Hip Procedure Is Right For You?
If your doctor has suggested hip surgery to help with your hip pain, you may have options. As with any procedure, our surgeons will always recommend the least invasive option. An orthopedic specialist can help you choose which of the following personalized options are best for your situation.
Hip Procedures Performed at Medical City Healthcare Hospitals
- Hip Arthroscopy: Arthroscopy is performed through small incisions to fix tears in the soft tissues and cartilage surrounding your hip to reduce pain and improve range of motion. Generally, hip arthroscopy is performed to remove abnormalities on the neck of the femur or trim a tear of the cartilage that forms on the socket (acetabulum) of the hip bone.
- Hip Resurfacing: If the degeneration of the bone is not severe, your surgeon may suggest joint resurfacing. Hip resurfacing consists of installing a cap on the upper end of the femur and a cup for the hip socket, similar to that used in a total hip replacement.
- Partial Hip Replacement: In cases of a broken hip where the fracture cannot be pinned, your surgeon may suggest a partial hip replacement. This procedure replaces the broken femoral head with a ball and stem. If the hip socket is still in good condition, no implant is used there.
- Total Hip Replacement: In this procedure, the damaged hip joint is replaced with an implant — an artificial ball and socket. Total hip replacement is recommended for severe hip pain caused by injury or disease that hasn’t been helped by other treatments.
If you’ve been referred for a total hip replacement, ask your doctor about anterior hip replacement. Patients who have anterior hip replacements generally have less pan and return to function faster than alternative approaches for hip replacement.
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