The hip is one of the largest weight bearing joints in the body. Fractures, dislocation, overuse, tears and degenerative diseases of the hip can reduce range of motion and cause pain throughout the hip joint and surrounding structures.
The doctors and surgeons at Brooklyn Premier Orthopedic have specialized training, extensive experience and knowledge in the diagnosis and treatment of hip disorders. They deliver a wide-range of treatments and procedures
The most common cause of hip pain are osteoarthritis, bursitis, tendonitis, strains, infection and injury.
Osteoarthritis of the hip occurs when the cartilage that cushions and protects the ends of your bones gradually wears away. This leads to pain and stiffness that worsens over time.
Chronic hip pain may lead to arthritis and eventual hip replacement if let untreated. Our specialist work to improve hip function, relieve pain and work with patients to develop strategies to prevent or delay the need for hip replacement.
Bursitis is an inflammation of a bursa (fluid filled sac). The bursa help to reduce friction between moving tissues of the body. Bursa inflammation can cause pain and stiffness around the hip joint.
A hip disorder evaluation and diagnosis will require your medical history and a physical examination that will include a range of motion test. An X-ray or MRI may be taken depending on your symptoms.
Non surgical pain treatment options can include rest, activity modification, leg elevation, ice, weight loss, injections, acupuncture, exercise and physical therapy.
The majority of our patient’s hip conditions do not require surgery. At the same time, the hip is one of the most commonly replaced joints in the body. Patients experiencing hip pain or a limited mobility should get their disorder diagnosed right away in an effort to stay ahead of a hip disorder.
For chronic hip conditions and injuries, our surgeons will utilize the least invasive approach possible. Arthroscopic surgery is an outpatient procedure that can be used to diagnose or treat hip disorders. Minimally invasive surgical techniques can be used for a number of hip conditions and injuries.
Partial or Total Hip Replacement Surgery may be recommended to patients who have significant bone and cartilage damage to the hip joint and can’t restore functionality or relieve pain from conservative treatments. Patients who are candidates for hip replacement surgery commonly suffer from severe arthritis or have had a severe injury.
Examples of hip surgery include:
If you are ready for an expert opinion for your hip pain or discomfort contact Brooklyn Premier Orthopedic to schedule a diagnosis and evaluation of your disorder. Our specialist will educate and discuss hip disorder and individualized treatment options to restore functionality and reduce pain. An early diagnosis and treatment of a hip disorder can prevent further damage to the affect area.
Dr. Don Heitman
Dr. Raz Winiarsky