For individuals who are dealing with chronic hip pain, a conservative regimen of rest, pain killers, physical therapy, anti-inflammatory injections, and other treatments can often provide adequate symptom relief. However, if you’ve tried non-surgical treatment and your symptoms are persisting or have worsened, you may be a candidate for hip joint replacement surgery at North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic in Durham. Our fellowship-trained specialists will be happy to consult with you at our community-based clinic to review your symptoms and determine if hip replacement is the right course of action.
What Are the Causes of Chronic Hip Pain?
In many cases, chronic hip pain is the result of many years of wear and tear on the hip joint, which has caused the cushioning cartilage in the hip to deteriorate and allowed osteoarthritis to develop. Other potential causes include:
- Rheumatoid arthritis, a chronic inflammatory disease that causes joint pain, stiffness, and swelling
- Avascular necrosis, the loss of bone caused by insufficient blood circulation
- Bone tumors that have weakened elements of the hip joint
A hip joint replacement procedure can alleviate the pain and stiffness caused by these conditions by replacing the femoral head and damaged socket with prosthetics that allow for smooth, pain-free movement in the joint and restore the natural range of motion.
If you are interested in learning about hip joint replacement surgery and finding out if you are a candidate for this procedure, contact North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic in Durham today to schedule a consultation with one of our surgeons.