Hips are one of the strongest joint structures in the body and are part of the pelvic girdle, which connects the lower and upper body. Known as a ‘ball and socket’ joint, the femur comprises the ‘ball’ and the hip is the socket in which it rests. As powerful weight-bearing joints, your hips enable your body to move forwards, backwards, inwards, outwards and twist in a full range of motions, all while fully supporting the weight of your upper body.
According to research, 400,000 Americans undergo hip surgery each year, and nearly half of these patients are under the age of 65. A few common symptoms associated with hip issues include:
At Ventura Orthopedics, our dedicated hip team has the knowledge and experience to evaluate, diagnose and treat a number of conditions, including, but not limited to:
When your hips suffer injuries, degeneration or other issues, it can result in pain and discomfort while performing everyday activities, or a loss of mobility altogether. Ventura Orthopedics’ experienced and dedicated team of hip specialists are here for you. Our doctors, surgeons and therapists have an enviable record of successfully treating the full spectrum of hip problems. If you are concerned about issues that you are experiencing with your hips, talk to the experts at Ventura Orthopedics today. We are hip to the latest advances in treatments and look forward to helping you regain optimum hip health.