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Hip Problems


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. These include
  • Strains
  • Bursitis
  • Dislocations
  • Fractures
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. Both of these are common in older people.

Treatment for hip disorders may include rest, medicines, physical therapy, or surgery, including hip replacement.
Successful joint replacement is not a one-size-fits-all solution. Today, a variety of new techniques and technologies allows surgeons to customize solutions that fit lifestyle and needs. From older adults with arthritis to middle-aged individuals with past athletic conditions to young adults with chronic conditions, a wide selection of prosthetic implants allows the best solution to restore joint function.

Obtain more information about joint replacement services at OSU Medical Center. Or, view a complete list of OSU orthopaedic services.

Ohio State is recognized by U.S.News & World Report as one of the nation's highest performing hospitals in orthopedics. Schedule an appointment with Ohio State's experts in orthopedics. Call 614-293-BONE (2663).