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Your hip is the joint where your thigh bone meets your pelvis bone. Hips are called ball-and-socket joints because the ball-like top of your thigh bone moves within a cup-like space in your pelvis. Hips are very stable. When healthy, it takes great force to hurt them. However, playing sports, running, overuse or falling can all sometimes lead to hip injuries. These include strains, bursitis, dislocations and fractures. In older people, osteoarthritis can cause pain and limited motion; osteoporosis of the hip causes weak bones that break easily. 

Orthopedic Procedures at Arkansas Surgical Hospital

Total Hip Replacement

Total Hip Replacement: A procedure in which the hip joint is replaced by a prosthetic implant. Hip replacement surgery can be performed as a total replacement or a partial replacement. Such joint replacement surgery is generally conducted to relieve arthritis pain or fix severe physical joint damage as part of hip fracture treatment.


Arthroscopy: A minimally invasive operation to repair a damaged joint; the surgeon examines the joint with an arthroscope while making repairs through a small incision.

Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries: Sports injuries result from acute trauma or repetitive stress associated with athletic activities. Sports injuries can affect bones or soft tissue (ligaments, muscles, tendons). Professional dancers are increasingly recognized as performing athletes, and many of the treatments and preventive measures utilized in sports medicine are now applied to dance-related injuries. Many types of injuries that affect athletes may also occur in workers in certain occupations.