Healthy Hips Affect Quality of Life
Many elderly people live in fear of that one fateful accident causing a broken hip. That fear is understandable when you consider the statistics on how hip fractures impact those 65 years of age and older, especially women, leading to hospitalization, hip surgery, and extended rehabilitation. A broken hip can be the difference between independent living and long-term immobility.
Hip injury and disease, although typically associated with the elderly, can affect anyone. Painful hip conditions can have an impact on the thigh bone (femur), pelvic bone, nerves, muscles, joints, ligaments, blood vessels, and internal organs.
Injuries that affect the hips include:
- Hip socket fractures
- Thigh (femur shaft) fractures
- Hamstring muscle injury
- Dislocated hip
- Hip strain
- Thigh muscle strain
- Pelvic fractures
Disorders of the hip caused by disease can include:
- Hip dysplasia
- Burning thigh pain (meralgia paresthetica)
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Bursitis of the hip
- Arthritic hip (inflammatory or osteoarthritis)
These are just some of the issues causing hip pain and mobility problems for patients of all ages. Baylor Scott & White Orthopedic and Spine Hospital – Arlington offers fully equipped facilities for complete diagnostic imaging tests, nonsurgical treatments, and surgical procedures to relieve hip pain.
With their comprehensive understanding of the body’s musculoskeletal system, hip specialists and orthopedic hip surgeons can offer effective solutions for hip fractures such as stabilizing with a metal rod, screws, bone grafts, high resurfacing, hemiarthroplasty, total hip replacement, and hip revision surgery.
Consult With a Hip Specialist
To accurately diagnose and develop a treatment plan for your hip condition, seek out physicians with specific experience and training in orthopedic medicine. Schedule an appointment with a Baylor Scott & White – Arlington hip specialist or orthopedic hip surgeon by calling 855-41-ORTHO.