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Hip & Thigh

The hip plays an integral role in the function of walking, sitting, standing and bending. It is one of the largest weight-bearing joints in the body. This ball-and-socket joint allows the leg to move and rotate while keeping the body stable and balanced. Florida Orthopaedic Institute’s hip specialists concentrate on restoring function, preventing and reducing pain in hip-related injuries or conditions.

Technologies and procedures for care and repair of the hip have evolved significantly in recent years, and the hip specialists at Florida Orthopaedic Institute are among only a handful in the world qualified to provide state-of-the-art therapies and surgery across the broad spectrum of hip treatments. From minimally invasive surgical techniques to total hip replacement, our team of board-certified surgeons diagnoses and treats patients with the right approach at the right time.

Our goal is to first explain to patients every available treatment option and then customize a treatment plan specific to the patient’s need. Factors we consider include the injury, activity goals, job requirements and recovery timeline. If conservative treatment options are not effective, we may offer patients the latest advancements in hip surgery, including total hip replacement.

Total hip replacement is a surgical procedure that removes the damaged cartilage from the hip joint and replaces it with an artificial implant. The goal is to replace the damaged parts of the hip joint, relieve a patient’s pain and get them back to living a normal, active life.

Minimally invasive hip surgery is performed through one or two small incisions, allowing patients to have typically less pain than with a traditional total hip replacement.

Total Hip Replacement with MAKO

For patients suffering from non-inflammatory or inflammatory degenerative joint disease of the hip, MAKO robotic-assisted surgery can be used for Total Hip Replacement.

MAKO technology provides surgeons with patient-specific 3-D models to pre-plan hip replacements. Surgeons guide the MAKO robotic arm during surgery, based on a patient-specific plan. MAKO technology helps with the removal of diseased bone, preserving healthy bone, and assists the surgeon in positioning the total hip implant based on the patient’s anatomy.

Learn more about MAKO total hip replacement

Pelvic Ring Fractures

Located at the base of the spine, the pelvis is the sturdy ring of bones near to major blood vessels and organs. It is an anchor for the hip, thigh, and abdomen muscles. the pelvic ring protects blood vessels, nerves, and portions of the bowel, bladder, and reproductive organs from injury. Because its location, pelvic fractures can cause extensive bleeding and other injuries requiring urgent treatment.

The majority of pelvic fractures are caused by traumatic, high-energy events, such as car collisions. For high-energy pelvic fractures, surgery is used to reconstruct the pelvis and restore stability to the pelvic region.

Lower-impact events, such as minor falls, may not cause a pelvic fracture. Depending on the severity of the injury, lower-energy pelvic fractures can often be managed with proper care.

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Senior Strong

The SENIOR STRONG program, created by Florida Orthopaedic’s Dr. Grayson, is designed to proactively provide seniors with key fitness techniques to maintain healthy and active lifestyles through decreasing falls, increasing energy levels. The SENIOR STRONG Program incorporates lower extremity resistance strength exercises, balance exercises, and functional movements and is customized to each patient.

Learn more about Senior Strong

Thigh Fractures

The thighbone (femur) is located directly below your hip and, due to its length and strength, is difficult to fracture or break. It typically takes a high impact accident to break the thighbone (also known as a Femoral Shaft Fracture.)

Learn more about Thigh Fractures

Replacing Hips, Changing Lives

Watch one patient’s story and learn about Florida Orthopaedic Institute’s hip replacement program.

Total Hip Replacement by Dr. Gustke

April 15, 2017

Total Hip Replacement Patient Testimonial

March 29, 2017

Doctor Profile: Dr. Christopher W. Grayson

January 16, 2017

Back in the Game – Kenyon Sutton

May 10, 2016

Chris’s New Hip

May 10, 2016

Replacing Hips, Changing Lives

May 10, 2016

Doctor Profile: Dr. Brian Palumbo

May 6, 2016

Common Hip & Thigh Conditions

  • Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the Hip
  • Bursitis of the Hip (Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Degenerative Joint Disease of the Hip (Osteoarthritis of the Hip)
  • Femoral Fractures
  • Hip Dislocation
  • Hip Fracture
  • Labral Tears of the Hip
  • Loose Bodies in the Hip
  • Muscle Strain Injuries of the Hip
  • Muscle Strain Injuries of the Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of the Hip
  • Pediatric Femoral Fractures
  • Perthes Disease
  • Preventing Hip Fractures
  • Slipped Captial Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE)
  • Snapping Hip Syndrome
  • Transient Osteoporosis of the Hip

Common Hip & Thigh Procedures

  • Arthroscopic Surgery for Femoral-Acetabular Impingement (FAI)
  • Computer-Assisted Hip Replacement Surgery
  • Core Decompression for Avascular Necrosis of the Hip
  • Femur Fracture Fixation with Dynamic Hip Screw
  • Femur Fracture Fixation with Intramedullary Rod
  • Fluoroscopic Guided Hip Injection
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture Treatment with Surgical Screws
  • Internal Screw Fixation for Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE)
  • Large Bearing Metal-on-Metal Mini Total Hip
  • Mini Total Hip Replacement
  • Partial Hip Resurfacing (Wright)
  • Periacetabular Osteotomy
  • Revision Hip Surgery
  • Revision Hip with Allograft
  • Surgical Dislocation and Debridement for FAI
  • Total Hip Replacement and Resurfacing

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