Each year, more than 352,000 people fracture a hip, the head in the ball-and-socket joint that allows the upper leg to bend and rotate at the pelvis. Orthopaedic specialists at UMMC surgically manage the fracture by inserting pins, screws, or plates to anchor the bones and restore a patient’s normal hip mobility. Special care is needed when the femur (thigh bone head) does not fit properly in the hip joint, which can cause pain, nerve damage, and decreased agility.
Conditions we treat include dysplasia, dislocation, and femoroacetabular impingement.
UMMC Othopaedics has the only surgeons in the state that perform periacetabular osteotomies, an innovative bone-shaping procedure that preserves and enhances a patient’s own hip joint rather than replacing it with an artificial part.
Fractures around a joint (periarticular) are among the specialized area of care offered by UMMC's skilled orthopaedic surgeons. Most joints, the areas where two bones meet, allow for movement in body parts—shoulder, neck, hip, wrists, fingers, knees, feet, and toes. Proper healing is closely monitored to provide patients with the highest level of continued mobility and function.