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Hip Burstis

About Hip Burstis

Hip bursitis is a common cause of pain. It is the result of bursal inflammation and often will develop over the lateral aspect of the hip. It can be the result of overuse , physical stress or muscle imbalances. Symptoms typically include pain in the hip, thigh and buttocks.

Treatment

Treatment of this condition is typically an oral anti-inflammatory medication, steroid injection and exercises. In cases resistant to medical treatment the bursa can be surgically removed.

Hip Burstis

About Hip Burstis

Hip bursitis is a common cause of pain. It is the result of bursal inflammation and often will develop over the lateral aspect of the hip. It can be the result of overuse , physical stress or muscle imbalances. Symptoms typically include pain in the hip, thigh and buttocks.

Treatment

Treatment of this condition is typically an oral anti-inflammatory medication, steroid injection and exercises. In cases resistant to medical treatment the bursa can be surgically removed.

Fracture

The hip is a common area to sustain fracture, especially under conditions of osteoporosis. The patterns of fracture are typically femoral neck, intertrochanteric and subtrochanteric. Fractures of the femoral neck that are minimally displaced and intertrochanteric/subtrochanteric fractures can be treated by surgical repair by placement of fracture implants that will hold the fragment of bone together rigidly in a reduced position and will allow for immediate mobilization and, in most cases, weight bearing without restrictions. This is an important concept and a critical goal to achieve especially in the elderly since bed rest for even seemingly short periods of time can cause permanent debilitation and can lead to other life threatening complication such as decubitus ulcers (bed sores) and venous thrombosis (blood clots). In cases of femoral neck fracture in the elderly where the fracture is substantially displaced, a partial or total hip replacement is recommended due to the high risk of failed healing when surgical repair is attempted instead.

Partial and total hip replacement also allows for immediate mobilization with unrestricted weight bearing.

Labrum Tear

About Labrum Tear

The labrum is a fibrocartilaginous ring that encircles the hip socket which functions as a stabilizer. The fibrocartilaginous ring can tear as a result of traumatic injury, overuse or degeneration. Symptoms of a torn labrum manifest typically as groin pain and hip clicking.

Treatment

Treatment of this condition can be performed arthoscopically. The labrum tear can be either repaired with sutures or if the tear in irreparable, the torn portion can be removed. The procedure is ambulatory. Weight bearing may begin immediately in most cases. Activity restrictions are tailored to the individual case and may be necessary for up to 8 weeks.

Impingement

About Impingement

Caused a loss of congruity between two acetabulum, a symptom of hip impingement is typically groin pain. Certain positions typically exacerbate the pain, often hip flexion. This condition is diagnosed with the use of clinical examination, special radiographic views and MRI.

Treatment

The treatment of this condition is often oral medications to relieve inflammation and a therapy program. For athletes an assessment of technique and modifications can help to relieve the impingmement phenomenon. In cases when non-surgical treatment has failed this condition can be often fixed arthroscopically. The procedure is ambulatory. Weight bearing can often begin immediately following the procedure. Activity limitations are temporary when they are employed and are based on individual factors.

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