Hip

Treatments for Hip Pain
in Kansas City

Hip conditions can be very debilitating. They can affect simple activities such as driving, sitting at a desk, or walking through the grocery store, as well as physically demanding activities like running and strength training.

Arthritis

Osteoarthritis is frequently seen in the hip joint. Also known as traditional “degenerative joint disease”, osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis and typically causes joint pain, swelling and/or stiffness.

Nonsurgical Treatments

  • Weight Loss
  • Oral Medication
  • Cortisone Injections
  • Joint Lubricating Injections (Visco Supplementation)
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Low Impact Exercise

Surgical Treatments

  • Total Hip Arthroplasty
  • Joint Replacement

Hip Impingement (FAI)

Impingement is the result of a structural abnormality of the femur (cam deformity) and/or socket (subspine or pincer impingement deformity). It frequently causes hip acetabular labral tears and is a known cause of premature hip arthritis.

Treatment

Early diagnosis and treatment is important if one hopes to limit the long-term damage to the hip cartilage.

Nonsurgical Treatments

  • Physical Therapy
  • Anti-Inflammatory Medications
  • Injections (Steroid, PRP, Stem Cell)
  • Core Strengthening
  • Ultrasound-guided Cortisone Injection (performed in the office)

Surgical Treatments

  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Acetabuloplasty
  • Cam Osteoplasty
  • Labral Repair
  • Labral Reconstruction
  • Capsule Repair
  • Chondroplasty or Microfracture Procedure

Labral Tears

The labrum is a fibrous ligament that contributes to hip stability, function and overall joint health. Athletes are at a higher risk of developing a hip labral tear. Structural abnormalities of the hip also can lead to a hip labral tear (e.g. hip impingement).

Nonsurgical Treatments

  • Physical Therapy
  • Anti-Inflammatory Medications
  • Cortisone Injection
  • Core Strengthening
  • Ultrasound-guided Cortisone Injection (performed in the office)

Surgical Treatments

  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Labral Repair
  • Labral Reconstruction
  • Labral Debridement

Hip Fractures

Hip fractures most commonly occur in people 65 years or older with weakened bones (known as osteopenia or osteoporosis) and usually result from falls. Children and young adults are more likely to break a hip in more severe trauma such as bike wrecks, car accidents and sports injuries.

Nonsurgical Treatments (uncommon)

  • Bracing
  • Partial weight bearing with crutches/walker
  • Physical Therapy
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation

Surgical Treatments

  • Partial or Total Hip Replacement
  • Hip Hemiarthroplasty
  • Intra-medullary Nail Fixation (Rod & Screw Repair)
  • Compression Hip Screw (Plate & Screw Repair)
  • Percutaneous Pinning (Screw Repair)