Hip Surgery – Procedures
Hip surgeon Dr. Meere has 20 years experience and offers multiple surgical procedures that are listed below and are representative of the progression from the least to the most complex disorders.
The hip is a “ball-and-socket” joint where the “ball” at the top of the thigh bone (femur) fits inside the “socket” of the pelvis (acetabulum). A natural substance in the body called cartilage lubricates the joint. When the bone and/or cartilage of the hip becomes diseased or damaged, the joint can stiffen and be very painful.
While many hip conditions can be treated through conservative methods, hip surgery is often needed because of the excessive weight placed on the joint while walking, standing and performing other regular activities.
Listed below are some of the surgical procedures that we perform of the hip: