Hip Specialists

Hip Specialists

Your hips provide the heavy-duty shock absorbers when you walk, run, jump and sit, but when arthritis strikes or your cartilage wears thin, it’s sometimes hard to find a comfortable position. If pain slows you down or keeps you from sleeping, orthopedic care can eliminate the pain. From conservative, nonsurgical therapeutic treatments to total joint replacement, the orthopedic experts at the Bone & Joint Center create an effective care plan that is personalized just for you.

When should you see an orthopedic specialist for hip pain?

See an orthopedic specialist if:

  • It is difficult to move your leg
  • One or both hips are swollen
  • The joint appears deformed
  • Pain causes you to limp
  • You are experiencing severe pain
  • You fell and heard a popping sound
  • Pain prevents you from getting a good night’s sleep
  • Over-the-counter medications no longer control your pain
  • Pain has lasted more than two weeks
  • These symptoms may indicate a serious problem that needs specialized orthopedic care.

Hip Conditions

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This is an irritation or swelling of the trochanteric bursa. This small, fluid-filled sac is found on the outer side of the femur. It acts as a cushion for the iliotibial band, a thick tendon in your leg.

Common Causes:

Trochanteric bursitis can be caused by repetitive stress. It can be caused by a fall or a hard blow to the outer side of your hip. It can be caused by poor posture. It can also be caused by certain diseases and conditions.

An injury in which the hip bone is displaced from its normal position.

Common Causes:

Motor vehicle accidents are a common cause of hip dislocation. In infants, this condition may occur as a result of congenital looseness in the joint. Once a hip is dislocated, chances increase that it will happen again.

This is a break of the upper part of your femur. The femur is the long bone in your upper leg. At the top of the femur is the “head.” This is the ball that fits into your hip socket. A hip fracture may happen at the “neck” of the femur (the thin portion of bone under the head). Fractures may also happen below the neck.

Common Causes:

Hip fractures can be caused by traumatic injury. Auto accidents and falls are common culprits. Hip fractures are also a problem for elderly people. This is because bones can thin and weaken with age. In some elderly people, the skeleton can become so fragile that a hip can break during normal activity.

This is a type of arthritis that can affect people of all ages. It’s not the same as the most common form of arthritis, called “osteoarthritis.” That type commonly comes from wear and tear. Inflammatory arthritis can develop without any wear and tear at all.

Common Causes:

There are a few kinds of inflammatory arthritis. We don’t always understand what causes them, but they are linked to problems with your immune system. Your body begins to attack your healthy tissues. In the hip joint, this can cause the breakdown of cartilage. That’s the tough, smooth tissue that lines the ends of your bones. When it breaks down, your bones begin to rub directly against each other.

This type of arthritis, also called “degenerative joint disease,” is a breakdown of the cartilage in your hip joint. As this protective cartilage wears away, bone rubs against bone. Bony growths called “bone spurs” may form in the joint. Pain from osteoarthritis can keep you from being as active as you like.

Common Causes:

Osteoarthritis doesn’t have a specific cause. The normal wear and tear of aging can bring it on. So your risk is higher as you get older. It’s higher if you have a family history of the condition. Osteoarthritis is more likely to develop if you are overweight and if you’ve ever injured your hip. You also have a higher risk if the ball or socket of your hip joint is shaped poorly.

Snapping hip is a condition in which you feel a snapping sensation or can hear an audible popping sound in your hip when in motion. This occurs when a muscle or tendon moves over a bony protrusion in your hip.

Common Causes:

Snapping hip is most often the result of tightness in the muscles and tendons surrounding the hip. People who are involved in sports that require repeated bending at the hip are more likely to experience snapping hip such as dancers or gymnasts.

Hip Services

Corticosteroid Injections
Hip Arthroscopy
Anterior Approach Hip Replacement

Hip Revision Surgery
Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
Total Hip Replacement


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