Hip

   

Pain in your hip may be a symptom of several possible factors. People often think of injury as the main contributor, but many times there can be other issues that cause hip pain or dysfunction. The hip is a very complex join and effective diagnosis requires significant expertise. If you are limited by hip pain or immobility, it may be time for you to ask your doctor about seeing a specialist.

Physicians that specialize in orthopedic issues, including the hip, are known as orthopedists or orthopedic surgeons. Orthopedic surgeons typically perform an examination, make a diagnosis and prescribe a treatment plan. Treatment options can range from a total hip replacement (surgery) to simple, nonsurgical pain management. Your surgeon should thoroughly explain your options and the expected outcomes for each.

Hip Joint Profiler

Complete this profiler to asses either your knee or hip function. The profiler will also list some of the ways your pain may be impacting your daily life and suggest what you next steps might be.

Take our joint replacement profile

Why LLUH?

At the Loma Linda University Health Department of Orthopedic Surgery, you’ll find a facility and staff focused on you. It is our goal to continue the healing mission of Jesus Christ “to make man whole”. We aim to treat all of our patients with the same love and compassion of the ultimate healer.

We know the medical needs and circumstances of each patient are different, so we shape treatment options to best serve you. Our physicians take time to understand your concerns, educate you about the problem and recommended treatments. Each treatment plan is customized and driven by you, the patient. We believe that you, with the guidance and expertise of our surgeons, are the best person to decide which treatment will be most beneficial for your long term health. Our team is here to support you as you lead the way to your own recovery.

Our surgeons are authorities within their area of interest and have dedicated their lives to treating patients with conditions very similar to your own. In fact, our physicians are responsible for developing and teaching the latest techniques and technology to their colleagues and residents. They also often take on complex cases that other clinics refuse to treat; sometimes fixing failed surgeries done at other clinics. All of this means that when you come in to our clinic with hip pain, you’ll see an orthopedic expert that is dedicated to and enjoys healing the hip.

Hip conditions treated

Our team of physicians are experienced in treating all conditions related to the hip and thigh, some of these conditions are:

  • General hip pain
  • Injuries/trauma
    • Fractures
    • Strains
    • Dislocations
  • Deep bein thrombosis
   
  • Bursitis
  • Arthritis
  • Perthes disease
  • Snapping hip
  • Osteoporosis
  • Deformity

Treatment options

Our surgeons are very particular about uniquely treating every condition and patient. Occasionally, surgery is not the only or best option for our patients. Our surgeons may prescribe one or a combination of the following nonsurgical therapy options:

Nonsurgical

Our surgeons are very particular about uniquely treating every condition and patient. Occasionally, surgery is not the only or best option for our patients. In these cases, our surgeons may prescribe one or a combination of the following nonsurgical therapy options:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Injections (cortisone)
  • Inflammation Management
    • NSAID (Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflamitory Drug) Therapy
    • Hot/Cold Treatment
  • Platelet rich plasma injections
  • Stem Cell
  • Education
  • Weight loss/diet
  • Nonprescription medication and supplements

Surgical

We offer a complete range of surgical treatment options including the following:

  • Minimally invasive hip replacement
  • Arthroscopy
  • Osteotomy
  • Resurfacing