Treating your hip pain
Whether from a fall, arthritis or overuse injuries, hip pain can make it difficult to walk and reduce quality of life.
The hip is the most flexible free-moving joint in the body. It can twist and move backward, forward, and from side to side.
The hip specialists at OrthoIndy are trained to diagnose causes of your pain and provide treatment for minor and major injuries, including total joint replacement.
Treating hip fractures
A hip fracture is a break in the upper part of the femur (thigh) bone most commonly from a fall or direct impact to the side of the hip. Hip fractures occur due to a fall or direct impact to the side of the hip.
Medical conditions such as osteoporosis (softening of the bone with age), or rarely cancer, can weaken the bone and make the hip more vulnerable to breaking. In extremely rare and severe cases of osteoporosis, it is possible for someone to break their hip by standing on the leg and twisting.
Symptoms of a hip fracture include one leg appearing shorter than the other, pain over the outer upper thigh, pain in the groin area and discomfort with any attempt to flex or rotate your hip.
Learn about how to treat a broken hip
Total hip replacement
A total hip replacement may be necessary when chronic pain and poor function of your hip is hindering your quality of life and non-surgical treatments have brought no relief. Chronic hip pain and disability are often caused by arthritis. Other issues requiring total hip replacement may be a fracture or dislocation.
Total hip replacement surgery involves:
- Removing the diseased or malfunctioning part of the joint
- Replacing your joint with an artificial hip
- Customizing the fit of your new artificial joint
- A short hospital stay, usually just a day or two
- Physical therapy
Learn about Hip Replacement Surgery
The best hip surgeons in Indianapolis
OrthoIndy’s world-class hip doctors and hip replacement surgeons provide cutting-edge solutions for patients with the most severe hip conditions and injuries.
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