Hip Conditions

Your hip is the joint where your thigh bone and pelvis meet. Hips are called ball-and-socket joints because the ball-like top of your thigh bone moves within a cup-like space in your pelvis. Your hips are usually very stable, and it takes a great deal of force to hurt them. Playing sports, running, overuse or falling can lead to hip injuries. In fact, every year one in every three American adults 65 and older falls, many of which result in hip fractures. And millions of people suffer from chronic conditions such as arthritis of the hip. 

The University of Michigan Health System diagnoses and treats all types of hip conditions, from acute injuries such as fractures to chronic, long-term degenerative issues. And we offer a variety of innovative surgical and non-surgical treatments that we individualize for your specific needs. 

At University of Michigan, our integrated, multidisciplinary approach to treating hip conditions enables us to provide our patients with efficient and effective care. 

Some of the Hip Conditions We Treat

We treat all acute and chronic hip conditions, including:

Our main goal is to improve your quality of life. 

Diagnosing Hip Conditions

To make our diagnosis, we start with your clinical exam, conduct a thorough health history, talk with you about your pattern of symptoms and take X-rays. Depending on what your X-rays show, further imaging, such as a CT scan, MRI, ultrasound or arthrogram, may be required. Our Radiology Services are state of the art and will help us determine how to treat your condition. 

Treating Hip Injuries and Conditions

Note: If you have suffered any hip trauma, seek treatment right away. Failure to do so risks further complications, such as chronic instability, weakness, pain or malunion (where a fracture heals in a bad position that is difficult to undo). Getting that diagnosis quickly means we can treat you while the injury is simpler to treat. But, even if a problem has been misdiagnosed or is a long-term issue, we can still help.

Treatment varies widely, depending on the problem. Treatment for hip disorders may include rest, medicines, physical therapy or surgery, including hip replacement. 

Surgery for Hip Injuries and Conditions

If we are able to effectively treat you without surgery, we will. But if you’ve already been treated without a good outcome, or you have a severe issue, we will discuss your surgical options and help you decide which option is best for you.

We perform hundreds of hip surgeries each year, including hip arthroscopy and hip replacement. We are on the forefront of orthopaedic technology, offering advanced techniques and developing new procedures for difficult problems. 

Contact Us / Make an Appointment

  • MedSport, 877-877-9333
  • Orthopaedics, 734-936-5780
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR), 734-936-7175

You're about to make an important decision, and we want to help you make a good one. Let our years of experience diagnosing and treating hip conditions help you. Visit our Contact Us page to see a list of Musculoskeletal Call Centers. Our staff will be glad to talk with you about your options and how we can help.