Does your hip hurt? Then you need to see Dr. Richard Woodworth of Woodworth Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, the leading Henderson orthopedist, for a consultation about your hip pain. He is the doctor you can rely upon to correctly diagnose and treat your hip pain. He is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports related injuries and joint reconstruction. He uses the latest techniques and procedures in orthopedic care. With an expertise in minimally invasive procedures, his practice focuses on arthroscopy and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, elbow, hip, Henderson arthritis, knee and ankle. Upon your first visit with us, you will be welcomed by a friendly and experienced staff whose mission is to help you get well quickly and as completely as possible.
Hip pain can be caused by a number of conditions: osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, tendonitis, bursitis, fractures, strains, labral tears, or certain diseases. To diagnose the cause of your hip pain, Dr. Woodworth will perform a full physical examination and order appropriate blood work and imaging. Once the diagnosis of Henderson arthritis has been made, your treatment options will be discussed. Sometimes called “wear-and-tear” arthritis, osteoarthritis is a common condition that many people develop after their fifties. It can occur in any joint in the body, but most often develops in weight-bearing joints, such as the hip. Osteoarthritis of the hip causes pain and stiffness. It can make it hard to do everyday activities like bending over to tie a shoe, rising from a chair, or taking a short walk. Because osteoarthritis gradually worsens over time, the sooner you start treatment, the more likely it is that you can lessen its impact on your life. Although there is no cure for osteoarthritis, there are many treatment options to help you manage pain and stay active. Non-invasive strategies, such as steroid injections, will always be offered before surgery. Hip replacement, also known as total hip arthroplasty, refers to a surgical procedure during which the damaged bone and cartilage in the hip joint is removed and replaced with new artificial components. A hip replacement procedure may be considered when chronic hip pain and disability have not responded to conservative treatments and interfere with normal daily activities.
Arthroscopic repair for hip replacement is a specialty of ours and is an effective solution to hip arthritis. A small incision, about the size of a grain of rice, is made and a scope with a camera on the end is passed into your hip joint. The doctor is able to move the scope around the joint as images are relayed to a large screen. This accessibility helps avoid larger incisions and trauma within the joint. Surgical tools also use the same access site and repair the damage. Recovery is faster than traditional, open surgery, the scar is much smaller, and post-operative discomfort is minimal. So if you have Henderson arthritis and hip pain and need a skilled, compassionate orthopedic surgeon, call Woodworth Orthopedics and Sports Medicine today for an appointment.