Find the pain relief you've been looking for
The hip is one of the main weight-bearing joints in your body. While hip pain can be caused by deformity or by direct injury, like trauma or a sports injury, the most common cause of hip pain is osteoarthritis (OA) also known as degenerative joint disease (DJD). If you have not experienced adequate results from medication and other treatments, our orthopedic surgeon may be able to guide you to a treatment or procedure that may give you the pain relief you long for.
If you require total hip replacement due to severe cartilage damage on your leg bone and socket, we are well-equipped to provide a treatment program that effectively restores function, improves mobility and most importantly, relieves pain.
How hip replacement works
We remove the damaged hip joint and replace it with a mechanical implant, relieving your pain and allowing you to return to your regular activities. At Adventist Health Tillamook, we offer traditional hip replacement and a minimally invasive surgical option. This can mean smaller incisions, less time in the operating room and a faster recovery, as well as a minimal risk of dislocation after the procedure. Talk to your surgeon about what approach is best for you.
Complete surgical and nonsurgical hip care
The orthopedic experts at Adventist Health understand the impact that hip pain has on your life and work with you to help you get relief. When you can move without pain, you can enjoy life more.
Your hip treatment starts with advanced diagnostic techniques. We work to get you an accurate diagnosis so you know exactly what treatment options are appropriate for your health and condition.
Not all hip conditions require surgery. Whenever possible, we recommend conservative treatments, including:
- Joint fluid therapy: Injections lubricate the joint, stimulate the body’s ability to produce its own joint fluid and relieve pain.
- Bracing: A brace can stabilize the joint to promote proper healing.
- Rest/ice/compression/elevation: Also called RICE, this simple at-home treatment can reduce inflammation and pain.
- Alternative treatments: Chiropractic care or acupuncture can be used to alleviate pain.
- Pain and anti-inflammatory medications: We can provide oral medication or administer pain medication via injections.
- Orthopedic rehabilitation: This includes physical therapy and occupational therapy, as well as other treatments based on your individual needs.
When hip surgery is recommended, our orthopedic surgeons will answer all of your questions and make recommendations for care.
We are leaders in hip surgeries such as:
- Hip replacement: We are proud to offer direct anterior hip replacement, a minimally invasive approach. With this surgery, there is no need to cut major muscles, so you recover faster.
- Hip resurfacing: This is a type of hip replacement surgery that does not require removal of the top of the thigh bone. Instead, it is trimmed and capped with a metal covering.
- Hip arthroscopy: Hip arthroscopy is used to diagnose and treat a wide range of problems. The doctor makes a small incision and inserts a thin tool with a camera on it to view the area, while inserting tiny instruments to perform surgery.
- Hip revision surgery: If a past procedure has failed, our surgeons perform revision surgery to remove excess scar tissue or to replace an artificial hip or other components.
- Hip fracture fixation: This procedure involves stabilizing the broken bone(s) with surgical screws, nails, rods or plate.
- Arthroscopic hip surgery: This is a minimally invasive procedure in which a surgeon uses an arthroscope to examine the inside of the hip joint.
At Adventist Health, we believe that we are truly partners in your care. Education is a large part of that partnership. We educate all hip patients about their treatment plans in advance.
Our nurse navigators provide in-depth information for all joint replacement patients about how to prepare for surgery as well as what to expect during and after the procedure. Our surgical seminars educate and help you learn what to expect before, during and after surgery.
You’re not alone once your surgery is over. We follow up with you to help prevent complications and ensure you are healing properly. You’ll work with the same team before and after surgery, so you know exactly who to turn to with any questions or concerns.
Learn more about orthopedics at Adventist Health Tillamook. Request an appointment in the form below or call our nurse navigator to learn more at (503) 815-7566.
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