Orthopedic Specialties: Hip

Hip Anatomy

Hip Anatomy

The hip is the ball and socket joint where the femur meets the pelvis, providing the leg mobility, stability, and balance. It’s the body’s second largest weight-bearing joint, after the knee, making it susceptible it to wear and tear. Hip pain can be caused by conditions such as arthritis and bursitis, as well as injuries due to falls or other traumas. These ailments can make it difficult to walk, climb stairs, sit, or even sleep on the side that hurts. Our specialists help minimize pain, improve range of motion, and return patients to activity through treatments varying from physical therapy and other minimally invasive modalities to total hip replacement surgery.

Our Approach

The hip specialists at Ortho Rhode Island make the patient their highest priority. First we listen, to learn and understand your unique circumstances, symptoms, and treatment goals. Then we inform, to help guide you in the decision-making process. This patient-centered approach builds a collaborative relationship, and helps your physician create a treatment plan tailored to your diagnosis, lifestyle, and severity of condition.

We believe less is more. Whenever possible, we emphasize minimally invasive treatment such as medication and physical therapy before recommending surgical interventions. Based on your individualized treatment plan, we provide multidisciplinary care that employs Ortho Rhode Island’s comprehensive capabilities: orthopedics, sports medicine, physical therapy, performance training, and athletic training – all within one practice.

Leadership in Innovation

We believe the marriage of technology and medicine leads to safer, more effective treatment for healthier, happier patients. As a leader in emerging orthopedic technology, Ortho Rhode Island is pioneering state-of-the-art orthopedic tools and techniques:

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections  •  Total Hip Replacement with robotic-assisted technology

Ortho Rhode Island Hip Specialists
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