Hip Pain Specialist

Winchester Orthopaedic Associates, Ltd.

Orthopaedic Surgeons & Physical Therapists located in Winchester, VA & Ranson, WV

Severe hip pain that doesn’t improve with treatment may indicate it’s time to consider hip replacement surgery. The talented team of medical professionals at Winchester Orthopaedic Associates offer various hip replacement procedures, including total, anterior approach, and minimally invasive surgeries. If hip pain makes moving difficult throughout your day, call Winchester Orthopaedic Associates or book an appointment online today.

Hip Pain Q & A

What causes hip pain?

Your hip joints are vulnerable to several types of injuries and medical conditions that cause pain. A recent fall, accident, or another trauma may produce one of the following types of hip injury:

  • Hip fractures
  • Bursitis
  • Dislocated hip
  • Labral tear
  • Snapping hip syndrome

Additionally, these diseases may involve hip pain:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Lyme disease
  • Paget’s disease
  • Lupus
  • Gout
  • Sciatica

How do you treat hip pain?

First, one of the skilled physicians at Winchester Orthopaedic Associates performs a comprehensive physical exam, including a close inspection of your affected hip and review of your medical history. They may require further tests to confirm a diagnosis, such as a CT scan or MRI.

Once they determine the source of your knee pain, your doctor develops a personalized treatment plan based on your particular needs. This may include the following:

  • Physical therapy
  • Medication
  • Pain management

Hip pain that’s severe or unresponsive to conservative treatments may require surgery. Depending on your condition, your surgeon may recommend one of the following procedures:

  • Traditional total hip replacement
  • Anterior approach hip replacement
  • Minimally invasive hip surgery

What is total hip replacement with an anterior approach?

Similar to traditional hip replacement surgery, anterior approach hip replacement removes damaged tissue from your joint and replaces it with a prosthesis. The difference involves the location on your hip where your surgeon makes an incision.

An anterior approach means they make an incision on the front of your hip instead of the rear or side. This approach allows your surgeon at Winchester Orthopaedic Associates to use a smaller incision, making it a minimally invasive procedure.

What are the benefits of minimally invasive hip surgery?

Minimally invasive hip surgery requires a smaller incision than traditional procedures. This leads to several advantages, such as:

  • Less pain
  • Smaller scar
  • Reduced hospital stay and recovery time
  • Less tissue trauma
  • Less limping
  • Decreased risk of hip dislocations

Not every patient is eligible for minimally invasive surgery. Before recommending a procedure, the team at Winchester Orthopaedic Associates carefully examines your condition to determine what type of surgery is best for you.

If severe hip pain interferes with your ability to enjoy life, call Winchester Orthopaedic Associates or book an appointment online today.

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