The hip joint is one of the largest joints in the body and enables bending, walking, sitting and turning. It is considered a ball and socket joint providing stability while allowing motion. An intricate connection of bone, cartilage, tendons and muscles enables this joint to provide tremendous strength, endurance and smoothness. Unfortunately severe hip damage will occur from trauma, arthritis, and congenital conditions.
This joint may become incapacitated as a result of the cartilage being injured. Joint damage can cause groin pain, restricted motion, and an abnormal gait. Treatment of these conditions can include medical management, physical therapy, assistive devices and surgical procedures.
New surgical techniques throughout the years have evolved individuals an improved quality of life. These procedures include the use of the most modern replacement technologies available, including use of metal on metal total hip replacements and hip resurfacing techniques designed to preserve the femoral neck. Such advancements enable individuals to selectively match their needs with the latest technological advances.
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