Hip Surgery

Preva Surgicare - Imperial Surgery Center

Multi-Specialty Ambulatory Surgery Center located in Houston, TX

Hip pain can be more debilitating than other types of joint pain because it often affects your ability to walk or stand up. At Preva Surgicare - Imperial Surgery Center in Houston, Texas, the team uses injections, minimally invasive surgery, and conventional surgeries like hip replacement to improve your hip joint functioning and reduce hip pain. Book your consultation by phone or online at Preva Surgicare - Imperial Surgery Center to discuss your options for hip surgery today.

Hip Surgery Q & A

What is hip surgery?

Hip surgery is a surgery category for complications affecting the joints that connect your femurs (upper leg bone) to your torso. Symptoms like hip pain and stiffness are common because your hips are weight-bearing joints, carrying much of your body weight. 

Repeated hip movements and acute hip injuries can result in damage to the muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and bone in your hip joints. 

If you arrive with hip pain or stiffness, The Preva Surgicare - Imperial Surgery Center team conducts a comprehensive evaluation of your hip to make an official diagnosis and start your treatment as soon as possible. 

What can hip surgery treat?

Hip surgery can treat many complications involving your hips, including degenerative wear and tear and acute injuries that cause sudden and severe damage. 

Hip pain, stiffness, and other symptoms from conditions affecting one or both hips can impede your ability to walk, run, stand up, or sit down. Hip surgery and minimally invasive procedures available at Preva Surgicare - Imperial Surgery Center can treat:

  • Hip fractures
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Bone spurs
  • Labral tears
  • Ligament ruptures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Bursitis

If you have nonspecific hip pain, the fellowship-trained experts at Preva Surgicare - Imperial Surgery Center can treat you with conservative measures or surgery to relieve the pain and restore your hip function as much as possible. 

Which hip surgeries and procedures are available?

The experts at Preva Surgicare - Imperial Surgery Center typically start treatment for hip pain using conservative measures and progress to surgery if non-surgical hip pain treatments don’t improve your condition. 

Non-surgical treatments for hip pain include hyaluronic acid injections to lubricate your joints and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections to promote joint healing.

If surgery is necessary in your case, the team recommends the technique most likely to improve your condition. After an extensive evaluation, the team might suggest:

Hip arthroscopy

Hip arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgery to treat various types of damage within your hip. Instead of making a large incision, the team uses a slender camera called an arthroscope to view the inside of your hip through a small incision. 

Using the real-time arthroscope camera image, they can make repairs through smaller incisions too.

Hip resurfacing

Hip resurfacing is a type of hip replacement surgery that involves the trimming down of your femoral head -- the ball of your hip’s ball-and-socket mechanism. After your surgeon trims down the head, they cover it with a smooth metal cap. They also install a metal component in the socket to replace damaged cartilage and bone. 

Total or partial hip replacement

Partial hip replacement replaces only the head of your femur. During total hip replacement, your surgeon replaces both the head of your femur and the socket of the joint, called the acetabulum.

To determine which hip procedure or surgery is the best option to reduce your hip pain, call Preva Surgicare - Imperial Surgery Center, or schedule an appointment online today.