Hip pain can be caused by a wide range of factors. A condition might have developed over months or even years; common examples include trauma or fracture, overuse injuries such as joint sprains or labral tears, and more simple diagnoses such as bursitis or tendon sprains. Alternatively, a hip injury might have occurred over time and produced arthritic issues.
If conditions like arthritis or bursitis in the hip are not detected early in their development, these conditions will cause incredible discomfort and pain in the bones and joints that can diminish the quality of life and cause long-term injury. In these cases, hip surgery may be the most viable option if the correct diagnosis has been made and modalities like medical management, physical therapy, and pain management have not given you the results and restoration of the life you have expected.
Hip pain is most commonly caused by orthopedic conditions that have developed over an extended period of time. Always important to seek appropriate professional advice early in the life cycle of pain or dysfunction. Don’t wait!!
If you are experiencing some or all of the following symptoms, it may be time to consult a hip doctor in the Virgin Islands:
- Joint pain apparent in the front or outside of the hip, throughout the groin, or around and over the buttock area
- Swelling and discomfort throughout the knee and the thigh
- Inflammation of the joints or muscle spasms in the hip, which can be caused by fluid build-up in the joint
- The inability to rotate or bend at the hip
- Soreness and a throbbing feeling in the hip while resting or sleeping
- Redness, warmth, and fever—which can indicate an infection
- And simply pain in the joint that doesn’t improve or go away after 3 weeks
The symptoms above are uncomfortable to say the least and can be indicative of a hip condition such as hip stress fracture, bursitis, or full-blown osteoarthritis. These symptoms may also indicate injuries like a hip flexor injury, a fractured hip, a labral tear, or a dislocated hip.
The team at Comprehensive Orthopaedic Global understands that hip pain can prevent you from performing your everyday necessary tasks, participating in the activities you love, or doing the things you find rewarding with family and friends.
There are inherent risks to any surgery, including hip surgery. Risk include repeat surgery, failure of hardware, infection, bleeding, Injury to nerve artery, muscles, and tendons, need for repeat surgery, infection, and rare complications that can include and are not limited to death. Sometimes there may be a need to revise surgery to get the best outcome. Please be sure to do adequate research about potential complications to any surgery prior to surgery and ask your surgeon or surgical team. There is an abundance of information that can be found in pamphlets, provided by your providers, and found on the Internet. It is important that you research so that you can pull together a list of the questions you need to be confident about the surgery that you and your surgeon plan to perform.
To find more information about the potential risk of developing blood clots and to learn more about how they can be prevented during a total hip replacement procedure, please visit the Stop the Clot Patient Toolkit provided by the National Blood Clot Alliance
Why Choose Comprehensive Orthopaedic Global?
Comprehensive Orthopaedic Global is proud to employ a team of hip surgeons who have undergone extensive training specifically surrounding the hip. Dr. Adam Flowers, Dr. Brian Bacot and newest member Dr. Jamil Jacobs El have received this in-depth training and have the knowledge and expertise to properly diagnose and treat a wide range of hip conditions and injuries. In addition to our hip surgeons, you will also receive treatment coordinated with our physical therapists of COG Restore to get you back on your feet, create a comprehensive prevention program, and when necessary implement an effective rehabilitation program for your road of recovery.
To speak with one of our hip surgeons or to request a consultation in St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. John, or one of our Virgin Islands locations, please request an appointment using our online portal or contact us via phone at (340) 779-2663.