Orthopedic doctors specialize in the musculoskeletal structure, which covers the bones, joints, ligaments, nerves, and tendons throughout the body. Different orthopedic doctors may specialize in a specific area, like orthopedic hip specialists focus on the causes of hip pain and provide care for conditions affecting the hip joints.
What is an Orthopedic Hip Specialist?
Hip specialists are a type of orthopedic doctor who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of hip conditions, which are diseases and injuries relating to the hip joint and surrounding structures. These specialists are usually orthopedic surgeons, having been trained in orthopedic hip surgery and non-surgical treatments, but may also provide sports medicine and treat other areas of the musculoskeletal structure.
To diagnose hip pain and conditions, they perform physical examinations and use diagnostic tools, usually imaging tests, such as X-rays, MRI, and CT scans. These imaging tests help doctors see injuries or damage done by a disease in the bones and soft tissues to give a more accurate diagnosis.
Hip Conditions An Orthopedic Hip Doctor Treats
An orthopedic doctor who specializes in the hip is qualified to treat a variety of medical conditions, such as:
Treatments Orthopedic Hip Surgeon & Doctors Provide
Orthopedic surgeons typically provide care for their specialty rather than strictly providing surgical treatment. For doctors who specialize in the hip, they provide both surgical and non-surgical treatments:
Hip Surgery Treatments
Why Choose Proliance Surgeons Skagit Northwest Orthopedic Specialists?
Our orthopedic hip specialists at Proliance Surgeons Skagit Northwest Orthopedics have completed additional training specifically in the hip. With this advanced training, Dr. Eric S. Secrist and Stacia A. Smith have the experience and expertise to assess, diagnose, and treat your hip injury or condition individually to your needs.
To consult with one of our orthopedic surgeons or doctors, please request an appointment online or call (360) 424-7041.