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Hip Surgery Specialist

Spine and Orthopedic Center of New Mexico

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeons & Internal Medicine located in Roswell, NM

The hip, one of your body’s largest joints, is prone to a variety of injuries and conditions that cause pain. For problems affecting your hip, count on the expertise of Spine and Orthopedic Center of New Mexico, located in Roswell, New Mexico, to set you on the path to recovery. The practice is led by Omar N. Osmani, MD, and David Ball, DPM, board-certified surgeons with years of experience. Call the office today to discuss your condition.

Hip Surgery Q & A

Why does my hip hurt?

The hip is a major ball-and-socket joint, which connects the upper end of your thigh bone to your pelvis. Pain in your hip may signal an underlying problem with one of the bones, nerves, or tissues that make up your hip joint. These problems may include:

  • Arthritis of the hip
  • Hip fractures
  • Tendonitis of the hip
  • Hip bursitis
  • Sciatica
  • Osteoporosis

A hip condition can cause pain in your hip and other locations, such as your buttocks, groin, upper thigh, or outer hip. 

How do I find out what’s wrong with my hip?

When you visit Spine and Orthopedic Center of New Mexico, your practitioner asks you to describe your symptoms, reviews your medical history, and performs a physical exam. They may ask you to move your leg or walk and observe your hip joint as you do so. 

To rule out specific causes, they may recommend imaging tests. Both X-rays and an MRI are available onsite. Once they've made a diagnosis, they suggest an appropriate treatment plan that emphasizes conservative care to set you on the road to recovery. 

What are the types of hip treatments?

You can expect the team at Spine and Orthopedic Center of New Mexico to tailor your treatment to your injury or underlying condition. Your treatment may include:

  • Rest
  • Physical therapy
  • A cane or crutches
  • Medications to reduce pain and inflammation 

In some cases, you may need surgery to correct serious problems with your hip, such as with:

  • Advanced osteoarthritis
  • Severe hip fracture
  • Hip deformity

If your hip joint hurts even when you rest at night, your practitioner at Spine and Orthopedic Center of New Mexico also suggests hip surgery. 

What is hip replacement surgery?

Hip replacement involves removing part or all of your damaged joint. During this procedure, your surgeon replaces the damaged joint with an artificial implant to relieve hip pain and restore your normal movement. Your surgeon performs hip replacement in a hospital using general anesthesia. 

After surgery, you’ll need to stay in the hospital a day or so. The day after hip replacement surgery, most patients can stand and walk with the help of a physical therapist and an assistive device.

If you’re struggling with a hip injury or chronic pain, rely on the expertise of the team at Spine and Orthopedic Center of New Mexico. Call the office today to request a consultation.