Adv. Orthopedic Specialists Archive: Hip

Total Hip Replacement

Total hip replacement surgery is used to replace a painful hip joint with an artificial hip prosthesis made of metal and plastic. The artificial hip replacement restores the normal function of the natural hip joint. Like any joint replacement procedure, total hip replacement surgery will require ample... Read more

Osteoarthritis of the Hip

Osteoarthritis, also called degenerative arthritis, is a gradual breakdown of cartilage in the joints. Cartilage is tough, flexible connective tissue that protects the ends of bones in the joints. Osteoarthritis is common in the hip because the hip bears the weight of the body. Osteoarthritis of... Read more

Hip Fractures

A fracture of the hip is a serious injury that most commonly affects the elderly. A hip fracture usually refers to a break of the head or neck of the femur, but it can also refer to a break of the pelvis, which contains the hip... Read more

Hip Dislocation

This condition occurs when the ball at the head of the femur slips out of its place within the socket of the pelvic bone, (called the acetabulum), causing pain and immobility.

Hip Arthroscopy

Hip arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical technique used to treat hip conditions such as labral tears, loose bodies, femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), and snapping hip. During a hip arthroscopy procedure, your hip doctor will insert a small camera, called an arthroscope, into your hip joint. The camera... Read more

Direct Anterior Hip Replacement

Hip replacement surgery removes the damaged joint lining and replaces the joint surfaces with an artificial implant that functions similarly to a normal hip. A minimally invasive alternative to a traditional hip replacement surgery is anterior hip replacement surgery. This hip replacement technique achieves the same... Read more

Partial & Total Knee Replacement

Orthopedic surgeon, Dr. R. August Ritter, III, of Advanced Orthopedic Specialists, describes partial and total knee replacement.

ACL Reconstruction

One of Advanced Orthopedic Specialists' fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons, Dr. James Edwards, shares information on ACL reconstruction and what it involves.


Our hip doctors at Advanced Orthopedic Specialists are recognized experts in the diagnosis and treatment of hip injuries and conditions. Hip pain can be the result of a condition that has developed over time, such as bursitis and arthritis, or of a recent hip injury, such as... Read more

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