The hip joint is a “ball and socket” joint made up of the top of the femur (thigh bone) forming the ball and the acetabulum (portion of the pelvis) forming the pelvis. The hip is surrounded by strong tendons, ligaments, and muscles that add to the stability of this joint. The structures around the joint, as well as the joint itself, can cause symptoms of varying disorders. Arthritis is a disease in which the cartilage on the end of the bones irreversibly wears away, and this commonly affects the hip joint. Conditions in the hip joint often cause pain in the groin or front of the thigh.
The specialists at Orthopedic Associates of Hartford have expertise in treating your hip disorder. Treatments may include physical therapy and rehabilitation, arthroscopy, partial or complete hip replacement, complex fracture stabilization, and treatment of deformity.