The hip specialists of the Carrell Clinic are highly-trained surgeons who provide relief to patients with hip pain. Many patients begin to experience hip pain as something that comes and goes at first. For the patient it gradually gets worse and begins to prevent them from doing normal things like walking the dog, playing with the grandchildren, while others have to give up running and sports.
The hip specialists at the Carrell Clinic offer a full spectrum of solutions to hip pain, beginning with conservative treatment such as physical therapy and medication. When conservative treatments are exhausted, a variety of surgical options to include total hip replacement can be discussed with our physicians to find the right treatment for you.
Inflammation of the joints is referred to as arthritis. The inflammation arises when the smooth covering (cartilage) at the end surfaces of the bones wears away. In some cases, the inflammation is caused when the lining of the joint becomes inflamed as part of an underlying systemic disease.
Hip pain, one of the common symptoms patients complain of, may not always be felt precisely over the hip joint. Pain may be felt in and around the hip joint and the cause for pain is multifactorial. The exact position of your hip pain suggests the probable cause or underlying condition causing pain.
Avascular necrosis, also called osteonecrosis, is a condition in which bone death occurs because of inadequate blood supply to it. Lack of blood flow may occur when there is a fracture in the bone or a joint dislocation that may damage nearby blood vessels.
Total hip replacement is a surgical procedure in which the damaged cartilage and bone is removed from the hip joint and replaced with artificial components. The hip joint is one of the body’s largest weight-bearing joints located between the thigh bone.