Why See a Hip Specialist Near Midtown?

Learn When to See a Hip Specialist and How to Find The Best in Your Area

Perhaps you have recently experienced hip pain and think you need to see a doctor. Or, maybe you have already seen a general practitioner about your hips and were recommended to a specialist. Regardless of what brought you to this blog, the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute team wants you to know why it is important to see a specialist for any type of orthopaedic issue. And, if you live in the area, a hip specialist near Midtown is available to evaluate your condition and facilitate your healing process.

What a Hip Specialist Near Midtown Can Do For You

The hip specialists at Rothman Orthopaedic Institute maintain a high level of expertise, having trained and practiced in the field for several years. Hip specialists can explain to patients key anatomical facts about their hips. They also weigh various health factors when diagnosing a patient’s hip pain, such as age, lifestyle habits, and medical history.

Only with an accurate diagnosis can you and your doctor continue forward with a treatment plan. This may require the confirmation of imaging test results, such as from x-rays or an MRI. Some common hip conditions our specialists see include:

  • Inflammatory arthritis of the hip
    Swelling and inflammation of the joint lining that causes a release of enzymes which eventually destroys the cartilage. Some types of inflammatory arthritis include rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis and lupus.

  • Osteoarthritis of the hip
    When the cartilage in the hip joint wears away due to age or genetics, the friction between bones can cause severe pain and disability. Other symptoms associated with osteoarthritis of the hip are pain felt in the groin, thigh, or knee and stiffness while walking.

  • Avascular necrosis of the hip
    When the femoral head (ball) of the hip joint loses blood supply and develops necrosis or structural lose of integrity. This can cause significant pain and worsens over time.

  • Snapping hip
    Snapping hip refers to the sensation or sound of popping in your hip when you get up from a chair, walk, or swing your legs. While this description may be the extent of the condition for some, snapping hip can cause pain and dysfunction for others.

  • Loose bodies of the hip
    Small pieces, or “debris” in the joint, sometimes shed from a bone or cartilage. These loose bodies are often constantly in motion and can cause pain if they end up between two moving structures.

  • Femoroacetabular impingement
    This condition involves abnormal contact or friction between the femoral head and the acetabular margin. This friction causes a tear in the labrum, which then leads to continued deterioration and eventual arthritis.

Methods of care for each of the above conditions vary. While some patients may require surgery such as a total hip replacement surgery for their condition, others with the same conditions may get by with conservative treatment methods like physical therapy. Every case is unique and should be treated as such.

Why Rothman Orthopaedic Institute?

Because Rothman Orthopaedic Institute is expanding to New York, we want to emphasize our values to our new patients. Since our  founding in 1970, our orthopaedic speciality teams have provided exceptional service, high-quality care, and significant education to patients in numerous communities. Each physician and surgeon we bring to our team maintains an attitude of professionalism and respect while ensuring the comfort and safety of every patient.

In addition to preserving our status of excellence in orthopaedic care, Rothman Orthopaedic Institute is:

  • A research pioneer, discovering better ways to treating diseases.

  • A powerhouse of innovation, testing advanced diagnostic devices and setting surgical standards.

  • A teaching organization, training dozens of residents and fellows each year, as well as colleagues around the world through online teaching sessions.

For the health of your hips, choose the best orthopaedic institution in NYC -- Rothman Orthopaedic Institute. To schedule an appointment with a hip specialist near Midtown, or for more information about our services, please visit us here or contact us at 1-800-321-9999.

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