Orthopedic Hip Surgery

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Hip Surgery Information

Stemming from Hip Ball and Socket Joint Problems

Many hip joint problems are related to arthritis. Because of this, many afflicted people need orthopedic hip surgery.  Other joint problems can be caused by osteonecrosis, and cartilage tears. Whenever possible, our physicians treat joint disorders through non-surgical options such as medication, therapy and splinting.

Hip injuries are extremely common in people of all ages, especially those who play sports, who are carrying extra weight, and seniors. Even when an injury occurs in the hip, it may also compromise other closeby areas such as sciatica, leg, groin, or spine. When symptoms are present in these areas, it may be difficult to diagnose the hip injury.  

The hip joint is one of the most important and flexible joints in the human body. It allows us to walk, run, bed, and perform many physical activities. It is a ball and socket joint formed between the hip bone and femur; surrounded by muscles and ligaments, making it very strong and sturdy to try to prevent dislocation. However, sometimes dislocation among many other common injuries can happen.

There are a variety of hip conditions and disorders that our specialists treat. If you do not see a condition below, please contact our office and we will answer any questions you may have.

Common Hip Injuries

Although there are very strong bones and muscles surrounding the hip, there are still very many injuries that can occur depending on the activity, someone’s age, and health background. Here are some of the many common hip injuries that require orthopedic hip surgery:

  • Fracture –

    A hip fracture is a break that occurs near the hip in the upper part of the femur, or thighbone. This is commonly caused by minor trauma in elderly patients, and a high-level trauma in young patients, such as a car accident

  • Bursitis –

    A painful condition caused by inflammation of the bursa, which is a fluid-filled sac that is present in all joints to help reduce friction and provide cushion during movement

  • Dislocation –

    This happens when the head of the femur moves out of the socket of the joint

  • Labral Tear –

    This is an injury to the cartilage that surrounds the outside rim of the hip joint socket, called the labrum

There are a variety of hip conditions and disorders that our specialists treat. If you do not see a condition below, please contact our office and we will answer any questions you may have.

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Common Hip Treatments

Hip Pain

The ball and socket hip joint is important because it stabilizes and moves the trunk or core. An accident, injury or medical condition can cause hip pain that makes performing everyday movements and activities difficult. An appointment with a Carolina Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Associates (CONA) hip specialist should be made if a serious accident or injury causes hip pain or non-accident/noninjury related hip pain does not go away on its own.

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Hip Arthritis

Hip arthritis is a common condition that inflames and damages hip bone, cartilage and soft tissue. Mild hip arthritis can be aggravating and uncomfortable. Moderate to severe hip arthritis can make it difficult to perform everyday movements and decrease the quality of life. Because hip arthritis is a chronic condition, treatment is centered around slowing down or stopping disease progression. An appointment with a Carolina Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Associates (CONA) hip specialist should be made at the first sign of hip arthritis symptoms.
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Total Hip Replacement

The damaged bone and cartilage are removed and replaced with prosthetic components during a total hip replacement (also known as total hip arthroplasty). If you decide to have hip replacement surgery, your orthopaedic surgeon may request that you undergo a thorough physical examination by your primary care physician prior to the procedure. An appointment with a Carolina Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Associates (CONA) hip specialist should be made at the first sign of significant hip pain. Additional Information for Total Hip Replacement.

Hip Fracture

A hip fracture is a break in the upper part of the thigh bone (femur) near its articulation with the pelvis. A hip fracture may make it difficult to walk, bear weight, stand or sit. An appointment with a Carolina Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Associates (CONA) hip specialist should be made as soon as possible after an accident or injury causes hip fracture symptoms.
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Hip Bursitis

Bursae are fluid-filled sacs that lie between joint bones and soft tissues. The two hip bursae are located on the hip bone point (the greater trochanter) and the inside of the hip near the groin. Hip bursitis is inflammation of the hip bursae. An appointment with a Carolina Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Associates (CONA) hip specialist should be made when hip bursitis symptoms are experienced.
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Hip Joint Injections

A hip injection is a medicine injection into the hip joint. The medication can help with pain and inflammation relief. It can also aid in the diagnosis of hip pain. An appointment with a Carolina Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Associates (CONA) hip specialist should be made when hip pain symptoms are experienced.
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Hip Arthroscopy

Hip arthroscopy is a new minimally invasive treatment option that treats many hip injuries and conditions. Patients who experience hip pain are encouraged to make an appointment with a Carolina Orthopaedics and Neurosurgical Associates (CONA) hip specialist to receive an official diagnosis and find out if hip arthroscopy is an appropriate treatment option.
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Hip Labrum Tear

Arthroscopy is the most commonly used procedure for repairing hip labral tears. An orthopaedic surgeon makes several small incisions to access the hip during this procedure. The surgeon locates the labral tear and repairs it with surgical tools using an arthroscope, a special camera device. Patients who experience hip pain are encouraged to make an appointment with a Carolina Orthopaedics and Neurosurgical Associates (CONA) hip specialist to receive an official diagnosis and find out if hip arthroscopy is an appropriate treatment option.
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Partial Hip Replacement

Your doctor replaces the ball of your hip joint but not the socket during partial hip replacement. Metal, ceramic, or plastic is used to make the artificial part. This surgery is used to repair specific types of hip fractures. Patients who experience hip pain are encouraged to make an appointment with a Carolina Orthopaedics and Neurosurgical Associates (CONA) hip specialist to receive an official diagnosis and find out if hip arthroscopy is an appropriate treatment option. Additional Information on Partial Hip Replacement.

Hip surgery is suggested only when all other options have been exhausted. Our Hip Center Experts are dedicated to treating patients with the most effective course of treatment available.

Hip Injury Prevention

Due to the importance of the hip to function in everyday life, it is important to protect the hips as much as you can and prevent as many injuries as possible. There are many things you can do to help reduce the risk of a hip injury, which include but are not limited to:

 

  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Practice proper posture
  • Cushion hips while sleeping
  • Wear comfortable and supportive shoes
  • Warm-up and stretch before and after exercise
  • Include resistance exercises in your workouts
  • Modify exercises if needed due to pain

3 Things to Expect from Hip Surgery

Preparing for the full care timeline is essential for a successful recovery.

Before Hip Surgery

Your testing will consist of a physical examination, blood and urine samples, an electrocardiogram, a stress test, a chest X-ray, and a chest radiograph. The tests will reveal whether or not your body is ready for surgery, as well as whether or not you have any conditions that require special attention before proceeding.

During Hip Surgery

Typically, you will be admitted to the hospital on the day of your orthopedic hip surgery. The surgeon and anesthesiologist will meet with you to discuss the procedure and answer any questions. People typically see their surgeon at a pre-assessment clinic and have the opportunity to discuss the surgery, unless their injury is a sudden emergency. Please wear inexpensive, loose-fitting clothing to your surgery, as it will be easier to move during the procedure and to put on afterward.

After Hip Surgery

Recovery from a hip replacement can take between two and four weeks on average, but everyone is different. It depends on several factors, including your level of activity prior to surgery, your age, nutrition, preexisting conditions, and other aspects of your health and lifestyle. Avoid these four things after hip replacement:

 

  1. Do not cross your knees for at least six to eight weeks.
  2. Avoid elevating your knee above your hip.
  3. Do not lean forward while seated or as you’re sitting down.
  4. Do not attempt to pick up items from the floor while sitting.

South Carolina Orthopedic Hip Surgery Locations

Spartanburg, South Carolina

1330 Boiling Springs Rd, Ste 1600
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Directions to Spartanburg

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Contact us: (864) 501-0541

Duncan, South Carolina

115 Deacon Tiller Ct.
Duncan, SC 29334
Directions to Duncan

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Contact us: (864) 362-3461

Greenville, South Carolina

220 Roper Mountain Road Ext
Greenville, SC 29615
Directions To Greenville

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Contact us: (864) 582-6396

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