Hip and Pelvis
Whether you have debilitating pain performing normal activities of daily living such as walking, standing, or climbing stairs or are experiencing hip and pelvic problems such as generalized stiffness, hip clicking, or tenderness from athletic activities, an injury, or normal wear and tear, our experienced orthopaedic specialists like Dr. John Hoffman can help you on your road to recovery through accurate diagnosis and the latest minimally invasive orthopaedic treatment options. At Orthopaedic Specialists, we are committed to offering patients minimally invasive solutions whenever possible. To remedy your hip and pelvis concerns with as little downtime as possible, our fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeons provide a number of minimally invasive treatment options, such as arthroscopic hip surgery and mini-incision total hip joint replacement.
Common Conditions of the Hip and Pelvis
The pelvis is the boney structure in the area of your waist that protects your organs and supports the base of your spine. The hips are the ball and socket joints located where the tops of your thighbones meet your pelvis. Common causes of hip and pelvic pain caused by the muscles and joints in this area include conditions such as arthritis (loss of the joint lining), muscle injuries in the thigh (muscle tears), labral tears (tears in the rim around the hip joint) and other injuries due to overuse and/or trauma such as tendonitis and bone fractures. Descriptions of some of the most common conditions of the hip and pelvis that our specialist, Dr. Hoffman, regularly diagnoses and treats are listed below.
- Snapping Hip Syndrome (Iliopsoas Tendonitis)
- Thigh Muscle Injuries: Tendon Avulsion and Complete Tears
- Hip Arthritis
- Acetabular (Hip) Labral Tears
- Total Hip Replacement Surgery (minimally invasive/rapid recovery)
Our Hip and Pelvis Specialists
Dr. John Hoffman
Dr. Hoffman completed his fellowship training in Sports Medicine with subspecialties in arthroscopic surgery for athletic injuries. With this specialized training, Dr. Hoffman is able to offer his patients the latest surgical techniques to get them back in the game and to life more quickly. Dr. Hoffman performs over 800 surgeries per year including 600 total joint replacement procedures. Dr. Hoffman also successfully performs total joint replacement procedures in an outpatient setting.
Orthopaedic Specialist’s physical therapists are specifically trained to rehabilitate patients with hip and pelvis conditions. Depending on your condition, physical therapy can be used as a non-surgical treatment option or following surgery during the recovery period. Either way, you will receive a fully tailored therapy plan to help relieve pain, improve function, and maximize the results of your recovery period.
Bracing: Hip and Pelvis Orthotics
Our physical therapists commonly use custom orthotics to stabilize your hip and pelvis area. A lower extremity orthotic can be used to help guide hip joint movement, immobilize the joint, or stabilize the pelvis. Orthotic treatment prevents unwanted joint movement to allow proper healing, reduce pain, decrease swelling, and support a weak joint. Limiting the range of motion relieves stress on the affected area. An orthosis is typically designed for long-term use and is especially useful for patients that suffered a hip dislocation or are experiencing joint instability. A lower extremity orthotic can be used following a surgery, or in some cases, in place of surgery.
For more information about your hip and pelvis treatment options, please schedule a consultation with our hip and pelvis specialist, Dr. Hoffman, today by calling (563) 344-9292.