Hip

Patient-Centered Hip Care Begins Here

At OrthoAlabama Spine & Sports, our hip experts, Dr. James Bailey, Dr. Bradly Goodman, Dr. Srinivas Mallempati, Dr. Tyler MarshallDr. Scott Orr, and Dr. Patrick Peavy, are dedicated specialists who are committed to providing excellence in patient-centered care. They strive to treat each patient as an individual and each family like their own. No matter what hip disorder is ailing you, our hip doctors will work with you to find the treatment solution that is right for you and gets you back to enjoying the life you love.

As the largest ball-and-socket joint in the human body, the hip is able to perform a wide range of motion as well as bear much of the body’s weight. That’s why when a person experiences hip pain it can disrupt their life and keep them from enjoying the activities they love. When this happens, a fellowship-trained or specialty-trained hip specialist can assess and diagnose the hip pain as well as suggest treatment options that can provide relief, such as anti-inflammatory medication, ultrasound-guided injections, and physical therapy.

Having undergone extensive training in the hip, our doctors are highly skilled at assessing and diagnosing hip-related injuries and conditions. They are also committed to listening closely to each patient to fully understand the problem before partnering with the patient to develop a comprehensive care plan that focuses on wellness, prevention, and education. 

Our hip doctors are dedicated to providing the latest and most advanced evidence-based nonsurgical and surgical treatment options. So, whether you need nonsurgical care or hip surgery, you can rest assured that our experts will always deliver the highest level of specialized orthopedic care you need and deserve for your hip.

Request an Appointment

To schedule a consultation with one of our hip experts, call (205) 228-7600 today or request an appointment online.

Compare Your Symptoms

It’s important to be seen by an orthopedic specialist for a hip condition or injury as soon as possible, especially before a problem worsens and surgery, such as hip replacement, becomes the only available option. The following signs and symptoms are common to hip disorders. If you recognize any of these issues, we recommend that you schedule an appointment with a doctor specializing in the hip:

 

  • Buttock pain
  • Hip pain when participating in weight-bearing activities
  • Knee pain in addition to hip pain 
  • Limping
  • Lingering hip pain after a fall
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling near the front or side of the hip joint

 

One of our specialty-trained hip doctors will be able to tell you if you have one of the following hip-related disorders:

 

  • Arthritis
  • Avascular necrosis
  • Bursitis
  • Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI)
  • Fracture
  • Greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS)
  • Hip dislocation
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Labral tear
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sports-related injury
  • Synovitis

The Hip

People with hip issues often have questions about the different types of treatments available. As hip surgeons and specialists have undergone extensive training in the hip, they are able to address any questions or concerns a patient may have and assist them in making a well-informed decision regarding their care.

Depending on the patient, a specialist may suggest lifestyle or activity changes or other nonsurgical solutions to help reduce discomfort. However, if nonsurgical treatment options have failed to provide a patient with relief or if the patient’s hip condition is too advanced for nonsurgical treatments—for instance, they have advanced arthritis—a hip doctor may recommend surgery, such as a hip replacement or hip arthroscopy. The type of surgery a surgeon recommends depends on many factors, such as the type of hip injury, the extent of the condition, and the age and overall health of the patient.

Our hip doctors at OrthoAlabama Spine & Sports are highly skilled at evaluating, diagnosing, and providing treatment for a wide range of injuries and conditions of the hip, including fractures and arthritis. When developing care plans, they are committed to exhausting all applicable nonsurgical treatment options, such as ultrasound-guided injections, orthobiologics, and physical therapy, first before suggesting surgery.

If surgery is recommended for you, rest assured that our hip surgeons have undergone extensive training and are experts at performing a variety of hip procedures. This includes arthroscopic surgery, hip replacement surgery, and hip revision surgery.

Request an Appointment

To schedule a consultation with one of our hip experts, call (205) 228-7600 today or request an appointment online.

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