What causes hip pain?
There are many types of hip conditions affecting people of varying lifestyles. Two of the most common are:
- Osteoporosis is a disease that weakens bones, usually affects those over age 50, and can lead to hip fractures. For younger, more active people, hip pain comes from damaged cartilage, scar tissue, a labral tear or femoroacetabular impingement (FAI).
- Osteoarthritis, is common with aging baby boomers and seniors and is basically “wear and tear” in the hip joint, which causes cartilage loss. Many of the more severe cases of hip pain may not get better with non-surgical treatments (such as physical therapy) and may require joint replacement surgery. Watch a video about total joint replacement HERE.
In the Arthritis and Fracture Care Center, Dr. Tim Bonatus, Dr. Bourck Cashmore, and Dr. Brandon Clark, are experts in understanding your hip joint. Through accurate examination and imaging, such as Xray and MRI, these physicians will pinpoint the exact source of hip joint pain, and determine the right course of personalized treatment for you. The goal is to restore function and ease the pain, allowing you to regain a quality of life again.
What are some of my surgical options for hip pain?
- State-of-the-art surgical procedures include hip revision and total hip replacement surgeries, including minimally invasive techniques such as anterior hip replacement.
- Other sources of pain, such as labrum (cartilage) tears, articular cartilage or tissue damage around the joint may only need hip arthroscopy, a more conservative approach to treatment. This low-invasive surgical technique is considered advanced in the orthopaedic line of medicine and growing technologies. Hip arthroscopy involves a camera (endoscope) being inserted through tiny incisions at the hip, and surgical tools used to shave down rough areas, remove excess scar tissue, smooth and clean out the hip joint. Recovery is much faster and easier than traditional joint replacement surgery. NAO’s surgeon, Bourck Cashmore, M.D., is considered by many to be the expert leader in hip arthroscopic surgeries in Northern Arizona. You can find a video of this procedure below.
Hip Medical Team
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