Are you experiencing hip pain? If so, you're not alone. Millions of Americans suffer from hip joint stiffness and pain that result in limping and inability to walk, work, exercise or even sleep.
One of the most common causes of hip pain is osteoarthritis, which is the loss of cartilage cushion in the joint so that bone rubs on bone. Known as "common wear and tear" arthritis, it's most often caused by heredity, obesity, or joint injury.
Whatever the cause of your hip pain, the specialists at Orlin & Cohen can help effectively treat or prevent it. We begin with the most conservative measures first. Depending on the results of your physical exam and any in-house diagnostic testing, your treatment may include:
- Rest, cold or heat,
- Physical therapy,
- Anti-inflammatory medications,
- Injection therapy such as cutting edge visco-supplementation or 'lubricant shots'.
Unfortunately, not all patients will respond to such conservative measures. If your hip deteriorates to a point where your quality of life is poor, you may want to consider surgical options. But there is good news for those in need of hip replacement surgery:
- It's one of the most successful and best operations done in any field of medicine.
- It is truly a surgery that changes people's lives.
- Once you recover from a total hip replacement, you have at least a 95% chance of having no pain, no limp and being able to walk as far as you want.
- Most people return to the activities they enjoy including walking, hiking, swimming, tennis, golf, and skiing.
Orlin & Cohen's fellowship-trained reconstructive surgeons specialize in total hip replacements—as well as the more difficult hip revision surgery—with results that are consistent with the nation's most prestigious institutions. We are also nationally-recognized for the less invasive, advanced hip resurfacing technique known as the Birmingham Hip. In this procedure a cap placed on the hip, which is often the better alternative for younger patients who want to maintain flexibility.
- Michael P. Carroll, M.D.
- Alfred F. Faust, M.D.
- Robert Fisch, M.D.
- Bradley Gerber, M.D.
- James A. Germano, M.D.
- Robert J. Lippe, M.D.
- Neal Smith, M.D.
- Shyam K. Vekaria, M.D.
Ask your doctor
- How many hips have you replaced?
- What’s the typical recovery time?
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