When Hip Surgery May Be Recommended
Non-surgical treatments can help reduce joint pain, and these treatments may include rest, physical therapy, and anti-inflammatory medications. When these remedies are not enough, however, traditional or minimally invasive hip surgery may be recommended.
Hip surgery can help relieve painful symptoms of existing damage to the labrum, articular cartilage, or other tissues surrounding the joint. Sources or causes of hip pain may include:
- Femoroacetabular impingement
- Snapping hip syndrome
- Fragments of bone or cartilage that become loose and move within the joint
- Hip joint infection