Hip & Thigh

The hip play 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 and Resurfacing

This surgery replaces diseased and damaged portions of the hip with implants designed to restore function to the hip joint. Our surgeons offer the most up-to-date replacement procedures, including:

  • Ceramic On Ceramic
  • Direct Anterior Approach
  • Margron
  • Metal On Metal
  • Metal On Metal With Liner
  • Mis 2-Incision
  • Resurfacing
  • Resurfacing (Wright)
  • Smith Nephew

Hip Arthroscopy Care at Florida Orthopaedic Institute

Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure that gives doctors a clear view of the inside of a joint. This helps them diagnose and treat joint problems. During hip arthroscopy, your surgeon inserts a small camera, called an arthroscope, into your hip joint. The camera displays pictures on a television screen, and your surgeon uses these images to guide miniature surgical instruments. Hip arthroscopy may relieve painful symptoms of many problems that damage the labrum, articular cartilage, or other soft tissues surrounding the joint.

Your doctor may recommend hip arthroscopy if you have a painful condition that does not respond to nonsurgical treatment. Nonsurgical treatment includes rest, physical therapy, and medications or injections that can reduce inflammation. Inflammation is one of your body’s normal reactions to injury or disease. In an injured or diseased hip joint, inflammation causes swelling, pain, and stiffness.

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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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