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Hip Pain and Disorders
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UT Southwestern Medical Center has earned High Performing recognition from U.S. News & World Report for treatment of hip fractures, placing us among the nation’s top hospitals for this area of care.
From hip dysplasia and femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) to labral tears, a number of disorders can cause hip pain, or arthritis. No matter the cause, the orthopaedic specialists at UT Southwestern Medical Center are experts at evaluating and treating hip pain and all hip conditions in patients of all ages, from adolescents to the adults.
Our team of board-certified orthopaedic experts are dedicated to providing personalized care to patients with hip pain caused by an injury or disorder.
Personalized Care for Hip Pain
At UT Southwestern, we work closely with each individual to determine the most effective course of treatment for hip pain and ensure that we achieve the best outcome possible.
In cases where conservative, nonsurgical therapies fail to relieve hip pain, our skilled orthopaedic surgeons offer a range of evidence-based procedures to treat the underlying cause of the pain.
Symptoms and Conditions
Depending upon its source, hip pain can range from a dull ache to an intense burning, throbbing, or grinding sensation. Whether it’s intermittent or continual, mild or severe, painful hip disorders can limit mobility and affect quality of life.
Conditions that can cause hip pain include:
- Abductor muscle tear
- Acetabular dysplasia
- Avascular necrosis (AVN)
- Cartilage injury
- Degenerative joint disease
- Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI)
- Hip dysplasia
- Hip fracture
- Hip impingement
- Labral tear
- Legg-Calve- Perthes disease
- Malunions and nonunions (previous fractures that didn’t heal properly)
- Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE)
- Snapping hip syndrome
UT Southwestern’s orthopaedic team uses a variety of techniques and technologies to diagnose the underlying source of hip pain.
Depending on the patient’s history and symptoms, these might include:
- Arthrograms (X-rays of the joints)
- Computed tomography (CT)
- Gait analysis
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Nerve-root blocks
- Three-dimensional (3D) imaging
Treatment for Hip Pain
In many cases, we begin treatment with focused conservative therapies such as medication and physical medicine and rehabilitation aimed at your precise diagnosis. If a patient’s hip pain persists, surgery might be necessary.
Our specialized orthopaedic surgeons perform a number of procedures aimed at treating painful hip conditions that have not responded well to conservative therapies.
These surgeries include both minimally invasive and traditional open procedures, such as:
- Anterior total hip replacement
- Bone grafting
- Cartilage transplant
- Core decompression
- Femoral osteotomy (FO)
- Hip resurfacing
- Hip reconstruction and replacement
- Hip scope
- Periacetabular osteotomy (PAO)
- Revision joint surgery
- Stem cells
Following surgery, our multidisciplinary team of physicians, physical and occupational therapists, and nurses provides comprehensive postoperative care to patients to help them regain their range of motion and quality of life.
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