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Houston Orthopedic Doctors

There's Help for Hip Pain

Our Orthopedic specialists treat acute and chronic hip conditions and injuries.

Hip problems can be both debilitating and challenging to treat, but our team of specialists knows how important it is to help you return to the activities you love.​

Your hip is the joint where your thigh bone and pelvis meet and is mainly responsible for supporting much of the body’s weight while sitting, standing or walking. The hip is a ball-and-socket joint that allows a significant range of motion which, if limited, can have a negative impact on daily activities. As you age, your hips can weaken from debilitating conditions such as arthritis, disease and other injuries. Injuries and illness that occur regardless of age include hip strains, dislocation, fractures, bursitis and more. Playing sports, running, overuse or falling can all lead to severe hip injuries, too.

Hip problems can be both debilitating and challenging to treat, but our team of specialists knows how important it is to help you return to the activities you love. At Kelsey-Seybold, we are dedicated to finding solutions to help sufferers living with hip discomfort get back to active living.

Some of the Hip Conditions We Treat

We treat a wide range of acute and chronic hip conditions including, but not limited to:

Hip arthritis – Osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease of the hip is a loss of cartilage of the hip joint. This condition may be due to normal wear and tear over time. Some symptoms may include pain in the groin, limited range of motion and stiffness of the hip.

Hip dislocation – Hip dislocation is usually caused by a sudden impact of the joint following a direct blow, fall or other trauma to the hip.

Hip fracture – Hip fractures occur when any part of the structure breaks and the bones in your hip separate. They can be caused by a fall, direct blow to the side of the hip or from medical conditions such as osteoporosis, cancer or repetitive stress.

Hip dysplasia – Hip dysplasia is an abnormal formation of the hip socket and in its severe form can cause crippling and painful arthritis of the joints. It is a genetic trait that is affected by environmental factors.

Avascular necrosis – Avascular necrosis is a condition in which the ball of the hip dies and collapses. It is a common cause of severe hip problems in younger adults. It can occur from fractures, dislocations, inherited disorders or the blood, certain drugs and alcohol. Early treatment can sometimes prevent progression which requires total hip replacement.

Diagnosing Hip Conditions

The first step toward diagnosis is to discuss your medical and health history. In order to understand the cause of your hip conditions, you should be prepared to discuss the following during your physical exam:

  • Whether an injury or accident happened before your pain began.
  • When the hip pain occurs and where it’s located (for example: lower back or legs)
  • Whether pain is made worse by activity.
  • Whether pain is preventing you from walking or doing other daily activities.
  • What factors make it worse.
  • What works to relieve pain.
  • If you feel pain in any other joints or locations on your body.
  • A description of the pain (for example: dull ache, sharp stabbing pain or burning sensation).
  • Whether you have other health conditions, such as osteoporosis.

These types of questions can help our hip specialists distinguish what may be the cause of your hip discomfort. Depending on what your exam,  X-rays, CT Scan, MRI or imaging reveal, treatments will vary from less invasive solutions to surgical treatments.

Treating Hip Conditions

If you’ve suffered any hip trauma, it’s important to seek treatment right away. Failure to do so increases your risk for further complications, such as chronic instability, weakness or pain. Whenever possible, we try to minimize recovery time by first utilizing nonsurgical hip treatments including medications, physical therapy, injection therapy, lifestyle modifications or exercise.

If nonsurgical approaches don’t relieve your hip pain, our Orthopedic physicians will discuss your surgical options and help you decide which option is best for you. We perform several hip surgeries including minimally invasive total hip replacement, bone reshaping (osteotomy), revision of hip replacement and treatment of hip infections. 

Meet Your Hip Specialists for Life

Hip surgeons and total hip replacement

Dr. Catherine Cahill​​​
Dr. David Edelstein

Our Physician Assistants

Pamela Cayer, PA-C

Austin Montondon, PA-C
Daron Moreno, PA-C
Kristen Roth, PA-C
Angela Vo, MPAS, PA-C
Brittany Taylor Watson, MPAS, PA
Devin Zakarevicz, PA-C


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