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Hip surgery

If you're living with a bad hip, you know this all too well: Even simple activities like walking or sitting can be a major pain. What if you could enjoy an active lifestyle again?

At Great Plains Health Orthopaedics, our team of experts treats all kinds of hip problems. In fact, people from all over Nebraska, southern South Dakota and northern Kansas turn to us for help.

We know your needs are unique; we'll develop a treatment plan tailored to you.

We know your needs are unique. So we'll develop a treatment plan tailored to you. Whether you need medication, physical therapy, surgery or a combination of treatments, our dedicated team will see you pain-free and moving again.

What causes hip pain?

Common hip problems we treat include:

  • Arthritis. Arthritis is a common cause of hip pain. In its most typical form, it wears away the cushioning cartilage of your joints. That can lead to bone-on-bone hip pain.
  • Hip bursitis. This painful swelling of joint tissues can become chronic if not treated. Conservative treatments usually help. But in a few cases, surgery may be needed.
  • Hip fractures. Mending a fracture often requires surgery. But if that's not an option for you, we can also take steps to stabilize the hip while you heal.
  • Hip impingement. Bony growths, called spurs, may damage tissues and cartilage, making it painful to move the hip. If nonsurgical treatments don't help, a minimally invasive surgery called arthroscopy can reshape the spurs to relieve pain.
  • Loose bone fragments or cartilage. Arthroscopy can also be used to help diagnose and treat loose fragments of bone and cartilage moving around within a joint.

How does hip replacement work?

When a hip is severely damaged, one option may be total hip replacement. With this surgery, the damaged hip joint is replaced with an artificial one made of plastic, ceramic or metal.

During hip replacement, your orthopaedic surgeon replaces the end of the thigh bone with an artificial ball. The worn socket it fits into is reshaped and lined with a new insert to replace damaged cartilage.

Our surgeons offer a minimally invasive approach through the front of the hip, which may result in a speedier recovery.

We also do more conservative surgeries, such as hip resurfacing and partial hip replacement.

Make an appointment

Don't let a painful hip stop you from enjoying your life. Call Great Plains Health Orthopaedics at 308.568.3800 for a consultation.

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