Arthritis, injury and the everyday wear-and-team accompanying aging can take a toll on your hips. If pain, reduced mobility and loss of function result, Southern Joint Replacement Institute experts have the advanced expertise to help you get your life back.

Our specialists include fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons, nurses, physician assistants and physical and occupational therapists with specialized training, education and experience in orthopaedic hip care. Together we provide skilled, compassionate care using the most advanced technology and methods available.

Anatomy of the Hip

The hip is a ball and socket joint and one of your body’s largest joints. A concave portion of your pelvis bone called the acetabulum creates the socket. The upper end of your thigh bone, known as the femoral head, forms the “ball.”

Sturdy fibrocartilage called the labrum acts like a gasket around your hip socket. A thin tissue called articular cartilage covers the bony surfaces. It cushions the bones and allows them to glide across each other without friction. Connective bands of tissue called ligaments hold the hip joint together and provide stability.

Personalized Care Gets Results

Our experts understand how chronic pain, decreased function and limited mobility affect your quality of life.

We use advanced imaging technology to diagnose a wide range of hip issues. We work with you to craft a personalized treatment plan that addresses your unique needs. If surgery is recommended, our hip specialists are with you every step of the way to help you achieve the best possible outcome.

Treatment options include: