Anatomy of the Hip

The hip is the largest ball-and-socket joint in the body. The acetabulum (pelvic bone) functions as the socket cupping the upper end of the femur bone, the ball. The hip joints connect the lower body to the upper body, support the body’s weight, and assist balance and posture.

Importance of the Hip

Hips are critical to our ability to stand, walk, or run. A variety of problems can develop in these joints, including inflammation, fractures, arthritis, muscle strains, and sometimes cancer. Common concerns include pain with certain movements, clicking and popping, groin pain, pain that moves into the thighs, and difficulty bending.

When a disease or injury disrupts the normal function of the ball and socket joints, it may result in pain and/or limited movement. Whether you’re just starting to notice change in your hips functionality, are struggling with hip pain, or have undergone an unsuccessful hip surgery, TCO has you covered.

Treatment of Hip Problems

Our board certified orthopaedic surgeons specialize in:

  • Arthritis

  • Sciatica

  • Hip Fracture

  • Computer Assisted Surgery (CAS)/Navigation

  • Hip Labral Tear

  • Reconstructive Surgery

  • Total Hip Replacement

  • Robotic Surgery

Dr. Uel Hansen - Tri-City Orthopaedics

Uel D. Hansen, MD, is board certified in orthopedic surgery and is fellowship trained in Adult Joint Reconstruction (Joint Replacement) Surgery.