Hip

Expert Treatment for Hip Conditions

Whether caused by a sports injury, an accident, or gradual wear and tear, hip pain can limit the ability to live one’s best life. Glenwood Orthopedic Center utilizes both surgical and nonsurgical techniques to treat patients who are suffering with pain or loss of mobility due to conditions or injuries in the hip.

Glenwood Orthopedic Center is committed to being the trusted leader in innovative, quality-focused, comprehensive musculoskeletal care in the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond by providing highly specialized treatment plans for those experiencing hip pain in a well-coordinated manner, focusing on one patient at a time.

hip treatment

Some of the common hip conditions we treat:

  • Hip arthritis
  • Avascular necrosis (AVN)
  • Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI)/Hip impingement
  • Labral tears of the hip
  • Iliopsoas tendonitis & snapping hip
  • Trochanteric bursitis
  • Femur fractures
  • Pelvic Avulsion Fractures

Hip Condition Spotlights

  • The hip joint is configured like a ball-and-socket. The ball is located at the upper end of the thighbone (femur), the socket is located on the pelvis (acetabulum), and the labrum is soft tissue that covers the rim of the acetabulum. Both the ball and socket are covered in joint cartilage for smooth movement.

    Osteoarthritis of the hip results from a progressive breakdown (“wear and tear”) of the cartilage on the top of the thighbone or the socket on the pelvis. Gradual loss of this cartilage increases the joint friction, and in extreme cases allows bone to rub against bone. Some arthritic change is normal and expected as we age however, more severe hip arthritis can interfere with activities of daily living and can limit one’s lifestyle.

     

    Learn more about Hip Arthritis

  • The hip joint is made from the connection of the top, ball shaped, end of the thighbone (femur) and the socket of the pelvis (acetabulum), which allows for motion in nearly all directions. In hip impingement, or FAI, the structure of the hip is subtly altered, resulting in abnormal motion. The ball and socket of the hip do not quite fit together properly, resulting in abnormal mechanics and eventual damage to the joint. Long-standing, untreated FAI may actually be one of the most common causes of osteoarthritis of the hip.

    There are two types of hip impingement:
    • Cam impingement occurs when the ball of the hip joint is not perfectly round.
    • Pincer impingement occurs when the socket of the hip overhangs and impinges (presses) against the ball.

    In both cases this can lead to labral tears, cartilage damage and hip pain.

     

    Learn more about Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)

  • The hip joint is configured like a ball-and-socket. The ball is located at the upper end of the thighbone (femur), the socket is located on the pelvis (acetabulum), and the labrum is soft tissue that covers the rim of the acetabulum. Both the ball and socket are covered in joint cartilage for smooth movement.

    A hip labral tear is an injury to the labrum. The labrum serves as a seal while also providing stability and sensory feedback to the hip joint.

     

    Learn more about Hip Labral Tears

  • Snapping hip is a general term that describes a snap or click in the hip that occurs with certain movements such as raising and lowering the leg or twisting of the hip.

     

    Learn more about Iliopsoas Tendonitis & Snapping Hip