The hip is a ball-and-socket joint formed where the rounded end of the thighbone (femur) fits into a cup-shaped socket (acetabulum) in the pelvis. The acetabulum is ringed by strong fibrocartilage called the labrum that creates a tight seal and helps to provide stability to the joint.
Encasing the hip are ligaments that surround the joint and hold it together. Over the ligaments are tendons that attach muscles in the buttocks, thighs, and pelvis to the bones. These muscles control hip movement.
Fluid-filled sacs called bursae are located in strategic spots around the hip to provide cushioning and help the muscles move smoothly over the bone.
Any disruption to the mechanics of the hip can affect your ability to walk, excercise, carry out activity without pain, or basic movements.
Walnut Creek Orthopedics commonly sees patients with:
FAI (Femoroacetabular Impingment) Syndrome
Hip Replacement (Total and Partial)
A number of procedures are available at WCOSM to treat hip conditions, which include cortisone injections to the hip, Hip arthroscopy, Hip Resurfacing (Birmingham Hip), Total Hip Replacement, and others. Your doctor will discuss which of these options are right for you.