Conditions

  • Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the Hip

    This condition occurs when a bone’s normal blood supply is disrupted. The affected bone cells die, and the dead bone weakens and may begin to fracture and collapse, leading to arthritis. It most commonly affects the head of the femur, but can also affect other bones in the body.

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  • Degenerative Joint Disease of the Hip (Osteoarthritis of the Hip)

    This condition is a wearing away of cartilage in the hip joint caused by arthritis, which can develop because of trauma, infection, age or autoimmune disorders.

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  • Femoral Fractures

    This condition is a break in the thigh bone, called the femur. A femoral fracture can occur anywhere along the bone, and can range from small cracks to a full break that allows the bone to separate.

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  • Femoral-Acetabular Impingement (FAI)

    This condition is a deformity of the hip joint that limits the joint’s normal range of motion. It may result from an improperly-shaped socket and an improperly-shaped femur head.

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  • Hip Bursitis

    This condition is an inflammation of the trochanteric bursa, a fluid-filled sac that lies between the femur and the iliotibial band, a thick, wide tendon on the outside of the hip joint. This condition can cause pain and swelling on the outer side of the hip.

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  • Hip Dislocation

    This condition occurs when the ball at the head of the femur slips out of its place within the socket of the pelvic bone, (called the acetabulum), causing pain and immobility.

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  • Hip Fractures

    A fracture of the hip is a serious injury that most commonly affects the elderly. A hip fracture usually refers to a break of the head or neck of the femur, but it can also refer to a break of the pelvis, which contains the hip socket.

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  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS)

    This condition is a painful inflammation of the iliotibial band, a thick, tendon-like portion of a muscle that travels from the hip down the outer side of the thigh to the knee. ITBS results in pain, aggravated by activity, that is usually felt on the outer side of the knee.

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  • Inflammatory Arthritis of the Hip

    This condition is an irritation of the hip joint that can cause inflammation, pain, and limited mobility. Unlike osteoarthritis, which occurs from a wearing away of cartilage on the ends of connecting bones, inflammatory arthritis is a disease of the immune system that can affect multiple joints.

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  • Labral Tears of the Hip

    This condition is a tearing of the labrum – a thick cuff of fibrous tissue that lines the hip socket. The labrum cushions the joint and provides a smooth surface for the head of the femur to glide within the socket. A torn labrum can interfere with the normal motion of the hip joint.

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  • Loose Bodies in the Hip

    Loose bodies are pieces of cartilage or bone of various sizes that have broken away and become trapped in a joint. Loose bodies usually have an irregular shape, but over time they may be worn down into a smooth, spherical or disc-shaped mass.

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  • Muscle Strain Injuries of the Hip

    This injury is a stretching or tearing of fibers in one of the muscles at the hip joint. Hip strains may be mild, moderate or severe.

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  • Muscle Strain Injuries of the Thigh

    This condition is a pull or tear in the hamstring, quadriceps or adductor muscles of the thigh, usually from trauma or strenuous activity.

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  • Osteoarthritis of the Hip

    Osteoarthritis, also called degenerative arthritis, is a gradual breakdown of cartilage in the joints. Cartilage is a tough, flexible connective tissue that protects the ends of bones in the joints. Osteoarthritis is common in the hip because the hip bears the weight of the body. Osteoarthritis of the hip can severely impact a person’s lifestyle.

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  • Osteomyelitis

    This condition is an infection of the bone cells or the bone marrow that can lead to death of the bone tissue. If not treated properly, it can spread from the original site of infection to other parts of the body. In adults, osteomyelitis commonly affects the spine, pelvis and feet. In children, it commonly […]

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  • Pediatric Femoral Fractures

    This serious injury is a break of a child’s thigh bone, called the femur. Because the femur is the largest and strongest bone in the body, this type of injury is relatively uncommon, accounting for only a small percentage of all pediatric fractures.

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  • Perthes Disease

    This condition is a deformity of the femoral head caused by a temporary loss of blood supply to the hip joint. Perthes disease usually affects children between four and 10 years of age.

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  • Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE)

    This disorder, which affects children between 10-15 years old, occurs when the head of the femur slips off the femoral neck. This misaligns the femur with the socket. In most cases, SCFE is a gradual process that occurs while the bones are still growing, but it can also occur suddenly. SCFE may develop in one […]

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  • Snapping Hip Syndrome

    This common condition is a sensation of snapping or catching in the hip. Many people experience this sensation when performing certain movements of the leg. In most cases it is not harmful or painful.

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  • Transient Osteoporosis of the Hip

    This condition is a sudden onset of pain in the hip that usually subsides within six months to a year. This condition is not associated with degenerative osteoporosis, and there is usually no long-term disability.

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