Hip pain can be caused by various factors, including aging, injuries, arthritis, inflammation and more. It’s important to see a doctor soon especially when the pain begins to limit your mobility.
Our hip specialists will accurately diagnose the area to make a customized treatment plan that can help you alleviate pain. Houston hip replacement surgeon Dr. Larry Likover performs advanced total hip replacement surgery designed to last your lifetime and enable you to walk without limp, pain or a supportive device as quickly as possible. Dr. Likover accomplishes this by performing an “anatomical” hip replacement surgery. Anatomical means placing an implant that closely mimics the size and position of the patient’s arthritic hip that must be removed.
How is hip pain diagnosed?
Hip pain can be diagnosed with a series of tests including a doctor’s physical exam and imaging such as MRI’s, x-rays, and CT scans.
What are the first signs of hip problems?
- Hip pain or groin pain
- Swelling and tenderness of area
- Stiffness in area
Hip Conditions we treat
- Hip dislocation
- Hip arthritis
- Hip injuries
- Hip labral tear
- Hip fracture
- Snapping hip
- Hip sports injuries
- Hip dysplasia
- Hip impingement
Hip Treatment we offer
- Hip arthroscopy
- Direct anterior hip replacement
- Total hip replacement
- Hip resurfacing
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Who performs hip replacement surgery?
For a hip replacement surgery, an orthopedic surgeon is the type of doctor in charge of this procedure. These types of doctors have specialized training and vast knowledge on different surgical options.
How do you know if you need a hip replacement?
Upon a proper observation of the area a doctor may conclude that hip replacement is an option. However, below are a few common indicators this may be the best option.
- Pain when walking
- Limited range of motion in area
- Limpness in area
- Tenderness in area of signs of swelling
- Instability in hip joint