Hip

Hip

Hip pain can be caused by a wide variety of problems. The precise location of your hip pain can provide valuable clues about the underlying cause. Some causes of hip can be diseases and conditions in other areas of your body, such as lower back and knees. Hip pain on the outside of your hip, upper thigh or outer buttock is usually caused by problems with muscles, ligaments, tendons and other soft tissues that surround your hip joint.

Modern technology has allowed more options when it comes to operating on the hip joint, from minimally non-invasive surgery to robotic surgical procedures that ensure higher levels of precision and successful outcomes.

Common Conditions of the Hip:

Developmental dysplasia (dislocation) of the hip (DDH)
DDH is an abnormal formation of the hip joint in which the ball on top of the thighbone (femur) is not held firmly in the socket. In some instances, the ligaments of the hip joint may be loose and stretched. The degree of hip looseness, or instability, varies in DDH.
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Hip Arthroscopy
When non-surgicial treatment is not sufficient, sometimes an arthroscopy might be necessary. Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure that gives doctors a clear view of the inside of a joint. This helps them diagnose and treat joint problems. Hip arthroscopy may relieve painful symptoms of many problems that damage the labrum, articular cartilage, or other soft tissues surrounding the joint.
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Hip Dislocation
A hip dislocation occurs when the head of the thighbone (femur) slips out of its socket in the hip bone (pelvis). In approximately 90% of patients, the thighbone is pushed out of its socket in a backwards direction (posterior dislocation). This leaves the hip in a fixed position, bent and twisted in toward the middle of the body. The thighbone can also slip out of its socket in a forward direction (anterior dislocation).A hip dislocation is very painful. Patients are unable to move the leg and, if there is nerve damage, may not have any feeling in the foot or ankle area.
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Hip Fractures
A hip fracture is a break in the upper quarter of the femur (thigh) bone. The extent of the break depends on the forces that are involved. The type of surgery used to treat a hip fracture is primarily based on the bones and soft tissues affected or on the level of the fracture.
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