Michael Hannon, M.D.
Orthopedic Surgeon located in Beverly Hills, CA
Acute hip pain can result from a fracture, dislocation, or damage to the ligaments and cartilage. Chronic hip pain is usually caused by arthritis. Whatever the cause of your hip pain, Michael Hannon, MD, at Hannon Orthopedics in Beverly Hills, California, can help. Dr. Hannon and his team offer comprehensive treatments for hip pain. These treatments range from physical therapy, PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injections, and extracorporeal pulse activation technology (EPAT) to minimally invasive arthroscopy and total joint replacement surgery. For relief from your hip pain, call Hannon Orthopedics today or book an appointment online.
Hip Pain Q&A
What causes hip pain?
Your hips are the largest ball-and-socket joints in your body. They withstand a great deal of wear-and-tear. Over time, though, the protective cartilage covering the ends of your hip bones starts to wear down. You can also overuse the muscles and tendons or fracture the bones in a fall.
Some common hip problems the Hannon Orthopedics team sees regularly include:
- Labral tears
- Internal and external snapping hip
- Osteoarthritis of the hip
- Hip dysplasia
- Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI)
- Flexor tendinitis
- Hip joint infections
- Loose cartilage or bone fragments
If your hip pain gets worse when you’re active and affects your range of motion, hip arthritis is among the most likely causes. You can develop a limp from chronic hip pain, which can cause imbalances that put a strain on your spine and legs.
How is hip pain treated?
Most kinds of hip pain benefit from treatments like:
- Physical therapy
- Canes and walking sticks
- Stretching and strengthening
- Injection therapy
- PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy
- EPAT (extracorporeal pulse activation technology)
If the damage to your hip joint is severe, the Hannon Orthopedics team will probably recommend surgery. Options include:
Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgery. It’s used to diagnose and treat some causes of joint pain. The arthroscope is a tiny camera on a flexible tube that’s inserted into your hip joint through a small incision. Your provider views your hip in detail on a monitor and removes bone or cartilage fragments, repairs a torn labrum, and other needed procedures.
Hip reconstructions include periacetabular osteotomy (PAO), which reshapes your hip bone and fixes it in a new position, and cartilage transplants. Another option is resurfacing the femoral head (the ball at the top of your femur) and glenoid (socket) with smooth metal to improve your mobility and reduce your pain.
In some cases, hip replacement surgery might be necessary.
What does hip replacement surgery involve?
During hip replacement, the team at Hannon Orthopedics replaces your damaged hip with a prosthesis (an artificial hip joint) consisting of a replica ball-and-socket joint. In some cases, they might replace just one part of your hip joint. The team specializes in using the direct superior technique that minimizes tissue damage.
Hip replacement surgery is reliable, effective, and relieves hip pain. It improves your range of motion, helping you to enjoy everyday activities again. Most patients undergoing total hip replacement are 50-80 years old. The procedure is also suitable for young patients suffering from juvenile arthritis.
To find the right treatment for your hip pain, call Hannon Orthopedics today or book an appointment online.