Hip injuries aren’t as common as knee or shoulder injuries, but they can be both immensely painful and difficult to heal. The expert orthopedic surgeons at The Woodlands Sports Medicine Centre in The Woodlands, Texas, have extensive experience of treating hip injuries using noninvasive therapies and, where appropriate, advanced forms of surgery. Find out more or schedule a consultation by calling The Woodlands Sports Medicine Centre or book an appointment online today.
Some of the hip injuries The Woodlands Sports Medicine Centre sees most often include:
To assess your hip injury, your orthopedic surgeon at The Woodlands Sports Medicine Centre carries out a detailed physical exam and reviews your symptoms, general health, and medical history.
This usually enables them to make a preliminary diagnosis, but you’re likely to need to have some imaging tests done as well.
An X-ray, CT scan, or MRI scan can highlight the extent of the injury, providing your surgeon with the information they need to create the best treatment plan for you.
In most cases, hip injuries like muscle strains respond well to noninvasive treatments such as:
Some conditions also benefit from steroid injections into the joint, which reduces tissue inflammation.
If these approaches aren’t helping relieve your hip pain, you might need to consider surgery.
Most hip injuries recover well without the need for surgery. However, in cases of severe trauma or certain types of fractures and sprains, your body won’t be able to heal the affected tissues properly without some help.
The Woodlands Sports Medicine Centre has extensive expertise and experience in carrying out hip surgery, including total hip replacement.
This is most often necessary for patients who have arthritis, but severe hip trauma and other injuries can also require total hip replacement sometimes.
Hip arthroscopy is a minimally invasive type of surgery that uses small incisions rather than opening up the joint. It’s a valuable approach to repairing cartilage and soft tissues and removing loose fragments of bone and cartilage.
The Woodlands Sports Medicine Centre also uses computer-assisted surgery (CAS) technology, which enables your surgeon to view two- or three-dimensional images of your hip on a monitor. CAS gives the team real-time information and allows them to see the surgical instruments clearly, as well as any implantable prostheses that are replacing parts of your hip joint.
Your surgeon at The Woodlands Sports Medicine Centre can also carry out hip revision surgery to repair or replace previous hip replacement parts should they wear out or develop a fault.
If you injure your hip, The Woodlands Sports Medicine Centre offers urgent care facilities for acute injuries, as well as long-term treatment. Call today to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online.