Hip

Your hip is the largest joint in your body, and it stabilizes the weight of everything above the hips (trunk, arms, head, and neck) while allowing for movement of the legs below. When your hip hurts or becomes injured, you could lose the ability to walk, run, or even stand.

The hip is where your femur meets the pelvis, in a ball-in-socket type configuration. The joint is surrounded by bands of strong ligaments to stabilize the hip, and the bones are covered in cartilage to cushion the joint and allow smooth movement. Synovial fluid lubricates the joint and eliminates friction.

Hip conditions typically develop as a result of aging or injury, although some people are born with abnormalities that impact how the joint moves. Any sign of pain or stiffness in the hip area should be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon, starting with a hip X-ray.

Allegiance Orthopedic & Spine Institute has on-site X-rays, so you won’t have to travel elsewhere to learn what’s wrong with your hip. Call us at (561) 330-4358 to schedule your complete orthopedic evaluation today.

Some of the most common hip conditions we see are:

  • Hip arthritis
  • Hip fracture
  • Hip dislocation
  • Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI)
  • Labral tear
  • Cartilage defects/flaps
  • Inflammation of the hip lining (synovitis)
  • IT band bursitis

We’ll try conservative treatment options first, but hip surgery is sometimes necessary for long-lasting pain relief and restored mobility. Hip procedures include:

Our orthopedic surgeons treat many older patients who have suffered a hip fracture due to a fall or slip. We help these patients recover from their injuries and prevent falls in the future.

To see an orthopedic hip specialist in Delray Beach, Boca Raton, or Plantation, Florida, contact Allegiance Orthopedic & Spine Institute today. Request an appointment online or call (561) 330-4358.

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