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Hip Conditions & Treatment

hip conditions Blacksburg, VA

Hip Care Including Arthroscopy

Strong, articulating and the second largest weight bearing joint, our hips create a foundation of support while providing motion, speed and stamina. Unfortunately, they are not indestructible. An array of conditions or problems can develop in the hip with age, during contact sports and even in accidents. Some problems may include osteoarthritis, fracture, inflammation, muscle strain, cartilage injury, overuse injury, bursitis and tendonitis.

Common hip complaints include groin pain, clicking and popping, pain with certain movements, pain that moves into our thighs, and difficulty bending. Hips are critical to our ability to stand, walk, and run. If you are suffering from hip pain or limited activity due to stiffness Sideline Orthopedics has your answer. Our team specializes in minimally invasive (arthroscopic) procedures of the hip. We also treat conditions conservatively and design rehabilitation plans that will get you up and moving as quickly as possible. Suffer no longer, call Sideline Orthopedics today.

Our team is experienced in diagnosing and caring for conditions and injuries of the hip.

A condition, known as femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), occurs when the bones of the hip are atypically shaped. This irregularity in shape prevents the bones from fitting together ideally. The hip bones rub against each other causing damage to the joint. Impingement refers to a pinching or compression of the soft tissue around the hip socket. There are several types of impingement, depending on what is compressed and where the impingement occurs.

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The labrum is a ring of cartilage that surrounds the outside rim of the socket of the hip joint. The labrum stabilizes the head of the femur in the socket and acts like a rubber seal or a gasket holding the joint securely in place. Labral tears can produce pain, stiffness and other disabling symptoms of the hip joint.

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The buttocks contains a large group of muscles call the hip abductors. The more familiar terms of the individual muscles include gluteus maximus, gluteus minimus, and tensor fascia lata muscles. These muscles work together to give the hip its wide range of motion and stability. A gluteus medius tear is a condition categorized by a severely strained gluteus medius muscle. The tear can result in a partial or complete rupture of the muscle.

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Dr. Bart Eastwood specializes in arthroscopic hip surgery. A minimally invasive procedure, it can help patients regain the formerly active lifestyles that hip pain may currently be preventing.

Hip arthroscopic procedures may be used for a variety of hip condition; primarily, the treatment of labral tears, hip impingement, articular cartilage injuries and the removal of loose bodies in the joint.

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Rheumatoid arthritis is a form of inflammatory arthritis and an autoimmune disease. For reasons no one fully understands, in rheumatoid arthritis, the immune system – which is designed to protect our health by attacking foreign cells such as viruses and bacteria – instead attacks the body’s own tissues, specifically the synovium, a thin membrane that lines the joints. As a result of the attack, fluid builds up in the joints, causing pain in the joints and inflammation that’s systemic – meaning it can occur throughout the body.

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Recommendations for surgery are based on a patient’s pain and disability, not age. Most patients who undergo total hip replacement are age 50 to 801, but orthopaedic surgeons evaluate patients individually. Total hip replacements have been performed successfully at all ages.

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There are several reasons why your doctor may recommend hip replacement surgery.

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Check out a video of a hip surgery here.

Osteoarthritis of the hip is a condition commonly referred to as “wear and tear” arthritis. Although the degenerative process may accelerate in persons with a previous hip injury, many cases of osteoarthritis occur when the hip simply wears out.

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Hip tendinitis is the swelling of the tissues, or tendons, connecting muscle to the bone in the hip joint. While requiring a medical diagnosis, it typically lasts a relatively short time in its milder form, resolving within days to weeks. Tendinitis occurs when a muscle is overused and pulls on the tendon that attaches it to the bone.

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Most often, bursitis is caused by frequent “mini-traumas,” which can equate to the same hip condition produced by a single, more serious trauma. People who bike, run or stand, especially on hard surfaces for long intervals, may be more prone to bursitis of the hip.

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The hip, a ball-and-socket joint, is the largest weight-bearing joint in the body. When the joint is healthy, the head of the femur (thighbone) forms a round ball that fits into the acetabulum, a cavity at the base of the pelvis that forms the socket.

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Hip pain doesn’t necessarily mean hip surgery. There are many options for you to discuss with your doctor to alleviate hip pain.

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The good news is that if you are considering total hip replacement surgery, you’re not alone. According to the hospital billing data, each year more than 340,000 such procedures are performed in the US.

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During hip replacement surgery, the surgeon surgically removes the damaged bone and cartilage of the joint and replaces it with smooth, artificial implants – thereby eliminating painful bone-on-bone contact. Almost all hip replacement implants consist of a four-part system.

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This is a brief overview of the activities that typically occur on your surgery day.

VERILAST◊ Hip

Just like the surfaces of your natural hip joint, friction created when the surfaces of a hip implant rub together can cause these surfaces to wear down over time. This type of implant wear is a leading cause of hip replacement failure.

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If it is determined that an implant made with VERILAST◊ technology is right for you, the femoral head or ball of your implant will be made from OXINIUM Oxidized Zirconium – a patented ceramicised metal alloy that Smith & Nephew spent more than a decade developing.

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XLPE is created by altering chemical bonds in the polyethylene we use to create our plastic inserts.As remarkable as OXINIUM◊ Oxidized Zirconium is, it is the combination of the OXINIUM material on XLPE that makes VERILAST◊ Technology.

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If hip replacement is in your future, you’ve come to the right place to learn about a truly significant advancement in joint replacement materials, VERILAST Hip Technology.

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As one of the largest joints in the body, the hip is subjected to tremendous pressures even during simple, everyday activities. For example, the weight pressing against these joints during a simple walk can be 5 to 6 times your natural body weight.

Because the hip ball component of a VERILAST? Hip implant uses a metal as its base, it can withstand forces far greater than those of a ceramic hip – another material often used in in hip implants.1

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