Experienced Hip Surgeons in North Houston
Hip conditions can be problematic, as even minor problems can cause you a significant amount of reduced mobility. More serious issues can even potentially confine you to a wheelchair. If you have hip issues of any kind, KSF Orthopaedic Center of North Houston is here to help. We are a full-service orthopaedic care center and are capable of treating a whole range of hip problems. Give us a call at (281) 440-6960 to speak to us about your hip problems today.
Hip Issues We Treat
KSF Orthopaedic Center has 10 board-certified orthopaedic surgeons on staff, which means you can trust in our ability to treat your hip pain. Whatever your personal situation is, our team will put together a personalized treatment regimen for your optimal recovery.
Femoroacetabular impingement occurs when extra bone is deposited into the hip joint. If you are suffering from femoroacetabular impingement, it is important that you seek treatment from an orthopaedic doctor right away. If you don’t, it can result in additional damage. We will first try nonsurgical solutions, such as activity modification, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and physical therapy. If an orthopaedic surgeon is necessary, Dr. Dunleavy is one of few orthopaedic surgeons in the area utilizing minimally invasive outpatient techniques. With Dr. Dunleavy’s expertise, you can expect to experience smaller incisions, reduced pain, minimal scarring, and expedited recovery.
Hip bursitis is caused by inflammation of the hip bursa. If you suffer from hip issues such as hip bursitis, we will explore orthopaedic treatments that are noninvasive. If these attempts are not successful, then it may be necessary to do a hip bursectomy to correct your hip issues. It can cause the following symptoms:
- Generalized joint discomfort
- Sharp, shooting pain followed by a dull ache
- Discomfort while sleeping on the affected side
- Joint swelling
- Pain with walking
- Pain while climbing stairs
- Weakened muscles
- Limited mobility
Hip fractures occur either from a fall or from a direct blow to the side of the hip, which can happen when you slip and fall. There are also conditions, such as osteoporosis, cancer, or stress-related injuries, that can make your bones more fragile, leaving you more susceptible to hip injuries. We will carefully examine your hip injuries and provide you with a personalized orthopaedic therapy program.
Total hip replacement is a fairly common orthopaedics procedure that involves removing the head of the thigh bone and replacing the ball-and-socket mechanism of the hip with artificial implants. This will relieve you of your hip pain and improve your mobility levels.
Osteoarthritis of the hip is also known as arthritis and is essentially wear and tear. To begin with, we will recommend resting, light physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, and weight loss if you are overweight. If this approach proves unsuccessful, we may recommend you undergo hip replacement surgery. Speak to us at (281) 440-6960 if you have any concerns regarding hip replacement surgery.
Responsible for holding the top of your thighbone within your hip socket, the ring of cartilage that surrounds your hip joint is called your labrum. When you experience a hip labrum tear as the result of trauma or a repetitive sports injury, it can cause significant pain in your hip or groin area. Other symptoms of a hip labrum tear include stiffness, a limited range in movement, or a locking sensation in your hip joint. If left untreated, a hip labrum tear can lead to osteoarthritis.
Commonly referred to as dancer’s hip, snapping hip syndrome is a condition that affects many dancers, athletes, and those who have injured or inflamed the muscles, tendons, or cartilage around their hip bone sockets. Characterized by a telltale snapping sound or a snapping sensation in your hip whenever you move, it can range from a mild annoyance to a debilitating condition. Other symptoms may include swelling, inflammation, leg muscle weakness, or the feeling that your hip’s coming out of place.
Because your hip is a ball-and-socket joint, it can be easily dislocated. Common causes of hip dislocations involve car crashes, falls from significant heights, and repetitive sports injuries. When your hip dislocates, it often damages the surrounding ligaments, muscles, nerves, labrum, and other soft tissues around your hip. Whether it’s a posterior or anterior hip dislocation, you’re likely going to experience a whole lot of pain as a result. Other symptoms of a hip dislocation include an inability to move your leg and/or the loss of feeling in your foot/ankle area.
Dr. Albert D. Cuellar is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas A & M University with a degree in Bioengineering, then went on to medical school at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He completed his Internship in General Surgery and his Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at UTMB. He also did a Preceptorship and one year Fellowship in Adult Joint Reconstruction at Presbyterian Hospital/Southwestern Medical School in Dallas.