Hip

ANATOMY OF THE HIP

AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE STRUCTURE OF THE HIP

Our Dr. Hayek is one of the few surgeons in Chicago performing Anterior Total Hip Replacements.

The hip is the body’s second largest weight-bearing joint (after the knee). This ball and socket joint is formed from connection between the pelvis (acetabulum) and thigh bone (femur/femoral head). Muscles and ligaments connect these two structures to help stabilize the joint and enable movement. Major nerves (sciatic), blood vessels and bursae provide blood flow and lubrication to the joint as well.

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Common conditions involving the hip include:

  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Hip Bursitis (trochanteric bursitis)
  • Hip Impingement Syndrome
  • Labral Tears
  • Femoral Head/Neck Fractures
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Hip Dislocation
  • Muscular Strains

Treatment Options include, but are not limited to:

  • Anterior Total Hip Arthroplasty
  • Posterior Hip Arthroplasty
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Fracture Care/Fixation
  • Joint/Bursal Injections
  • Physical Therapy