Medically reviewed by board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Nic Gay, MD and Dr. Kerisimasi Reynolds, MD
Loose Bodies in the Hip Treatment
The first priority in treating loose bodies in the hip is assessing the impact on joint movements such as rotation and flexibility. In many cases, loose bodies in the hip can be treated using conservative measures, including hip pain relief and physical therapy.
At Silicon Valley Orthopaedics, Dr. Nic Gay and Dr. Masi Reynolds will first carry out a comprehensive examination to identify the presence of loose bodies in the hip. This examination includes asking a range of questions about medical history and lifestyle. The approach that is taken to treating you for loose bodies in the hip will depend on a number of factors.
Conditions such as osteoarthritis and osteochondritis may result in fragments of bone breaking off in the hip joint. The size and location of these fragments are typically what dictates the most appropriate treatment. If you have any concerns, Dr. Nic Gay or Dr. Masi Reynolds will happily provide answers during a consultation at Silicon Valley Orthopaedics.
Minimally Invasive Surgery for Loose Bodies in the Hip
Silicon Valley Orthopaedics will always seek to use minimally invasive surgeries for smaller loose bodies in the hip. The most important aspects of treatment for Dr. Nic Gay and Dr. Masi Reynolds are hip joint preservation, improving mobility and providing pain relief.
Minimally invasive procedures such as hip arthroscopy involve very small incisions. In many cases, an outpatient procedure will allow you to return home on the same day. At Silicon Valley Orthopaedics, we provide excellent follow-up care to ensure you achieve the best outcome from treatment.
If you are experiencing sudden locking of the hip joint or other limitations in movement, reach out to Silicon Valley Orthopaedics for an appointment today. You could have loose bodies in the hip that are becoming trapped in the joint.