Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Neurosurgery Located in Huntsville, Madison, Athens & Decatur, AL
SportsMED Orthopedic Surgery & Spine Center
Your hip is a flexible, weight-bearing joint that plays a critical role in your body’s mobility and stability. Hip conditions are a common orthopedic complaint, and although medical treatment may improve your condition, in some cases, hip surgery is needed. SportsMED Orthopedic Surgery & Spine Center's board-certified team of specialized hip surgeons can help ease your pain. To discuss surgical options for your hip condition, call the office or use the online booking tool to schedule a consultation at any of our four locations servicing the communities of Huntsville, Madison, Athens, and Decatur, Alabama
Hip Surgery Q & A
Why would I need hip surgery?
There are many hip conditions that may benefit from surgical intervention. Why you need hip surgery depends on your diagnosis, severity of your pain, and the effect your hip condition has on your quality of life.
The orthopedic surgeons at SportsMED Orthopedic Surgery & Spine Center determine if hip surgery makes a good choice for you during a consultation.
Some of the most common hip conditions treated at SportsMED include:
- Avascular necrosis
- Cartilage damage
- Fractures and dislocations
- Hip impingement
- Labral tears
- Sprains and strains
You may experience an improvement in your hip issue with conservative treatments, such as an exercise program, weight loss, medications, referral to physical medicine, and activity modification. However, if your hip condition is severe and affecting your ability to manage daily tasks like walking, climbing stairs, and bending to tie your shoe, then hip surgery may be recommended.
What are the types of hip surgery?
The type of hip surgery you need depends on the condition causing your hip pain. Types of hip surgery include:
Total hip replacement
Total hip replacement is a joint replacement surgery that replaces your diseased or damaged ball and socket joint with prosthetic pieces. You may benefit from a total hip replacement to treat chronic hip pain caused by arthritis or a severe hip fracture.
The hemiarthroplasty is a procedure that only replaces half your hip joint with a prosthetic. Your surgeon may perform a hemiarthroplasty to treat a fractured hip or arthritis.
Hip pinning is a treatment for hip fractures. During the procedure, your surgeon realigns your broken bones and stabilizes them with pins, screws, or plates.
Hip arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure the team at SportsMED uses to diagnose and treat many hip conditions, including hip impingement, labral tears, and cartilage damage.
What happens after hip surgery?
After your hip surgery, the team at SportsMED refers you to their physical therapy and rehabilitation department. The team of physical therapists, occupational therapists, and physical medicine physicians work closely with you to develop an exercise program that supports healing and restores hip function.
Whether from an injury or arthritis, if your hip pain is affecting your quality of life, contact SportsMED by phone or online today to schedule a hip surgery consultation.