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HipOur focus on diseases of the hip seeks to understand the causes, and prevent or delay the onset of arthritis; and to treat the arthritic conditions in a way that restores full function efficiently and effectively.  Arthritis of the hip is the final common outcome of many predisposing conditions.  The hip is a ball and socket joint in which the surfaces are covered with articular cartilage, which serve as a cushion, or shock absorber for the bone.

The joint is further protected by a surrounding fibrocartilage called the labrum, which helps maintain the lubrication and nutrition of the articular cartilage, and provides stability to the joint.  In osteoarthritis, the cartilage surfaces are gradually worn away.  As the two raw bony surfaces rub, the bone is further damaged.  This process causes pain, and results in limp and restricted motion.  As time progresses, the body undergoes atrophy, or weakening through disuse.


Commonly performed hip procedures in our practice:

Hip Preservation
Hip Arthroscopy
Osteotomy
Fractures of the Hip
Hip Resurfacing
Total Hip Replacement
Revision Total Hip Replacement
Periprosthetic Fractures

Conditions that we treat in the hips:

Injuries and overuse syndromes
Labral tears, Hip dysplasia, Femoro-Acetabular impingment – pincer and cam varieties
Arthritis – Post traumatic, Degenerative, Developemental, and Inflammatory
Fractures of the Femur and Acetabulum
Complications of Total Hip Replacement
Wear and Osteolysis
Dislocations
Peri-prosthetic fractures
Infections

 

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