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Hip Specialist Treating Patients in Houston, Beaumont and Cypress

Your hip joints allow you to do everyday and athletic activities. Whether you consider yourself an athlete or not, you need hips that function normally to live comfortably. When an injury or medical condition affects your hips, you can experience pain and limited movement. These symptoms get in the way of achieving goals such as daily training or walking to the grocery store. 

Hip problems occur for a variety of reasons. Injury, strain and certain conditions create feelings of pain and stiffness. Sometimes, a previous hip treatment has complications that a doctor must address. You usually do not need immediate medical attention for hip issues. However, symptoms that become worse over time should get care from an orthopedic specialist. Fortunately, Dr. Mufaddal Gombera serves patients like you in the Houston, Cypress and Beaumont areas.

Normal Anatomy of the Hip Joint

You can find the hip joint where your thigh bone meets the pelvis. The thigh bone fits into the pelvis like a ball into a socket, making the hip a "ball and socket" joint. Like other joints, the hip joint consists of many parts that work together, including:

  • Bone
  • Ligaments
  • Muscles
  • Cartilage

These components must function properly for the joint to stay stable and flexible. For example, the labrum, or the cartilage in your hip socket, keeps the thigh bone in place. When this cartilage wears down, your bones begin to rub against each other and reduce your range of movement.

Symptoms Indicative of a Hip Injury

Minor and temporary hip discomfort usually goes away with rest, ice and over-the-counter medication. If you still have hip pain after a week of rest, you should see a medical professional like Dr. Gombera. You may have a severe problem that requires expert care, like arthroscopic hip surgery. Get help from a hip orthopedic surgeon if you have symptoms such as:

  • Severe, chronic pain
  • Difficulty moving your hip or leg
  • Redness and swelling
  • Clicking and popping of the hip joint

If you notice a visible deformity in your hip or can't put weight on it after an injury, seek immediate medical help. Sudden and intense pain should also be examined by a doctor right away.

Visit Dr. Gombera for Hip Injury Treatment

Mufaddal Gombera, MD provides orthopedic surgery services to patients in the Houston, Beaumont and Cypress areas. Dr. Gombera prioritizes conservative treatments that involve non-invasive procedures. When an issue needs surgery, he focuses on minimally invasive methods like hip arthroscopy so that you can recover as quickly as possible. Cutting-edge treatments let Dr. Gombera speed up your recovery time and ensure that you don't go under the knife when you don't need to. That way, you can get back to doing what you love faster than ever before.

If you have hip pain or stiffness that won't go away, get in touch with our medical office. We'll set up an appointment right away, and Dr. Gombera can find the problem and offer solutions. Find relief for your hip symptoms by scheduling an appointment online or calling us at (713) 794-3457.


Normal Anatomy of the Hip joint

The joint surface is covered by a smooth articular surface that allows pain free movement in the joint.

Conditions

Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)

Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is a condition where there is too much friction in the hip joint from bony irregularities causing pain and decreased range of hip motion.

Hip Labral Tear

Labrum is a ring of strong fibrocartilaginous tissue lining around the socket of the hip joint. Labrum has many functions.

Hip Bursitis

Hip bursitis is a painful condition caused by inflammation of a bursa in the hip. Bursae are fluid filled sacs present in joints between bone and soft tissue to reduce friction and provide cushioning during movement.

Gluteus Medius Tears

Gluteus medius is one of 3 muscles in the buttocks and is situated on the outer surface of the hip. The function of the gluteus medius is to assist with pelvis stability, hip abduction, along with internal and external rotation of the hip.

Snapping Hip

Snapping hip is a condition in which you feel a snapping sensation or hear a popping sound in your hip when you walk, get up from a chair, or swing your leg around.

Procedures

Hip Arthroscopy

Arthroscopy, also referred to as keyhole or minimally invasive surgery, is a procedure in which an arthroscope is inserted into a joint to check for any damage and repair it simultaneously.

Hip Preservation Surgery

The hip is a ball and socket joint comprising of the femur (thigh bone) and the pelvic bone. The head of the femur (ball) articulates with a cavity (socket) called the acetabulum in the pelvic bone.

Arthroscopic Hip Labral Repair

The hip is a ball and socket joint where the ball is formed by the upper end of the thigh bone (femur) and the socket is formed by the acetabulum, a cavity in the pelvic bone.

Femoroacetabular Impingement Surgery

The hip joint is a ball and socket joint formed by the upper rounded end or head of the femur (thigh bone) that articulates with a cavity in the pelvic bones called the acetabulum.

Revision Hip Arthroscopy

Hip arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat a variety of hip conditions. The indications for hip arthroscopy have been on the rise over the past several years.

Arthroscopic Labrum Reconstruction

The labrum is strong fibrocartilaginous tissue that forms a rim at the socket of the hip joint. It acts as a shock absorber, lubricates the joint and distributes pressure equally.

 

 

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Arthroscopy Association of North America american shoulder and elbow society international society for hip arthroscopy