Your hip is the joint where your thigh bone meets your pelvis bone. Hips are called ball-and-socket joints because the ball-like top of your thigh bone moves within a cup-like space in your pelvis. Your hips are very stable. When they are healthy, it takes great force to hurt them. However, playing sports, running, overuse or falling can all sometimes lead to hip injuries. Certain diseases also lead to hip injuries or problems. Osteoarthritis can cause pain and limited motion. Osteoporosis of the hip causes weak bones that break easily.

At Orthopedic Institute, many of our doctors are experts at joint replacement, especially hips. OI doctors specialize in a minimally invasive and anterior approach to hip replacement. If you are having a hip issue and want to learn more, review our list below of hip problems and treatment options:









“Dr. Carlson is a miracle worker!  First time I have been pain free in my hip in 12 years.  I had a total hip replacement years ago but continued to have pain.  I have been to other doctors and told I have bursitis and I’ve tried physical therapy and acupuncture, but nothing has helped.  Finally, Dr. Carlson gave me an injection about a month ago and I am pain free for the first time in 12 years.”

– C.P., hip pain

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