Hip Pain and Conditions
The hip is a ball-and-socket joint that functions as a ball bearing. This design allows the hip to flex, extend, move from side to side (called abduction and adduction), and rotate (called internal rotation and external rotation). Although not quite as complex as the knee, the hip joint does its job wonderfully and allows us to get around with surprising agility (when it works properly).
However, when the bone and/or cartilage of the hip become diseased or damaged, the joint can stiffen and become very painful. While many hip conditions can be treated through conservative methods, surgery is often needed because of the excessive weight placed on the joint while walking, standing, and performing other regular activities.
At Orthopaedics New England, our surgeons provide state-of-the-art medical and surgical solutions for problems of the hip. Learn more about the hip below and treatments we provide for hip diseases.
To schedule an appointment with one of our orthopedic hip surgeons, call (203) 598-0700 or use our online form. We have three offices to serve you in Middlebury, New Milford, and Farmington, Connecticut.
Osteoarthritis is the most common cause of hip pain. Other causes of hip pain include trochanteric bursitis, hip fractures, labral tears, rheumatoid arthritis, avascular necrosis, and tumors.