When do I need to consider orthopedic hip surgery?

If you’ve been experiencing hip pain, you know how excruciating and debilitating it can be. And if it continues, the question becomes: When do I need to consider orthopedic hip surgery? Of course, only your physician can help you make that decision after a thorough exam. In the meantime, here are some signs and symptoms that may indicate you’re getting close needing a hip replacement:

· Pain that prevents you from walking or bending the joint
· Pain while at rest: during the day or at night
· Stiffness in the hip that prevents you from lifting your leg
· No relief from non-surgical treatment methods
· Your hip aches during and after exercise
· The pain persists or recurs over time
· Your hip stiffens up from just sitting in a car or at a movie theater
· You feel pain in rainy weather
· Your hip is swollen
· You have difficulty walking or climbing stairs
· You have difficulty getting in and out of chairs and bathtubs
· You feel a “grating” of your joint
· You’ve had a previous injury to your hip

What diseases or conditions can make orthopedic hip surgery necessary?
There are many diseases and conditions that can cause a hip injury severe enough to warrant orthopedic hip surgery. These include:

· Osteoarthritis: the most common form of arthritis to affect hips
· Other forms of inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid and ankylosing spondylitis
· A bone fracture
· Developmental conditions such as dysplasia of the hip
· Perthes disease – also known as avascular necrosis of the hip
· Slipped capital femoral epiphysis
· Irritable hip syndrome
· Soft tissue pain

Call Plano Orthopedic today!
If you or a loved one has been experiencing chronic hip pain and/or any of the other symptoms and side effects above, call Plano Orthopedic today to schedule an appointment and evaluation. It could be that orthopedic hip surgery is not required in your case. But if it is, you can rest assured that you’re in the best hands possible – at Plano Orthopedic!

Plano Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Spine Center is a full-service medical facility specializing in the evaluation and treatment of orthopedic injuries. Our practice is led by a group of 11 board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons and a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician. With locations in Plano and Frisco, the physicians at Plano Orthopedic have been recognized as the Best Doctors in Dallas and Collin County D Magazine. They have also been honored as Super Doctors in Texas Monthly, including several who are Texas Hall of Fame SuperDoctors by their peers since 2003.  Contact us today!