The hip is the body’s largest ball-and-socket joint, and is designed to withstand a fair amount of wear and tear. That being said, with age or with overuse the cartilage, muscles and tendons can become damaged. While minor hip pain may come and go, it is important to know when to seek out care from a professional.
TREATMENTS AVAILABLE FROM SMOC
SMOC Physicians are specialty trained and have extensive experience in hip injuries and joint replacement surgery and can both diagnose and treat your injury.
SMOC’s physical therapists will use massage, regulated exercise, heat, etc. to reduce your hip pain. The length and intensity of physical therapy needed is dependent on your specific need. SMOC physical therapists will guide you through the healing process and get you back to what you love.
If your hip needs to strengthen or increase mobility, exercise schedules may be the best solution. SMOC can design exercise schedules made specifically for you and your injury. These are a great first step to getting back to where you were pre-injury.
Primary & Revision Hip Replacement
Our Orthopaedic Surgeons perform the latest techniques in hip replacement surgery such as the anterior approach “Jiffy Hip” surgery. Whether you suffer from pain of an arthritic condition or you have a previous hip replacement that is now causing your problems, our surgeons are ready to evaluate you and devise a treatment plan specific to your needs.
SMOC doctors can utilize ultrasound and x-ray machines in the office to localize the exact area where your hip hurts, and inject medicine such as cortisone/steroid, PRP, or Hyaluronic Acid Gels into the joint or Bursa tissue to treat the source of your pain.
MAKOplasty® Hip Replacement
MAKOplasty ® is available for degenerative joint disease (DJD) of the hip, and uses a Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System (RIO) to perform very precise surgery with amazing accuracy. Hopefully surgery won’t be necessary, but if it is then MAKOplasty ® is the best route. Learn More
Using a small needle inserted in strategic points of your body, acupuncture can be a great way to treat your hip pain. These acupuncture points stimulate the nerves, muscles, and connective tissue, and can be a natural alternative to the more aggressive treatments.
If you have a hip injury, it is important to consult a physician before further damage occurs. Please contact SMOC to schedule an appointment.
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