ARTIFICIAL HIP DISLOCATION PRECAUTIONS

WHAT IS IT: Welcome to Physioflow Physical Therapy’s patient resource about Artificial Hip Dislocation Precautions. Hip surgeries such as total joint replacement and hemiarthroplasty require the surgeon to open the hip joint capsule. This puts the hip at risk of dislocating after surgery. Patients follow special precautions after surgery about which hip positions and movements need to be avoided to […]

HIP FRACTURES

WHAT IS IT: Welcome to Physioflow Physical Therapy’s patient resource about Hip Fractures. As the population ages, the number of hip fractures that occur each year rises. A fracture of the hip in an aging adult is not simply a broken bone. It is a life-threatening illness. The hip fracture itself is rarely a difficult […]

OSTEOARTHRITIS OF THE HIP

WHAT IS IT: Welcome to Physioflow Physical Therapy’s patient resource about Osteoarthritis of the Hip. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common problem for many people after middle age. OA is sometimes referred to as degenerative, or wear-and-tear, arthritis. OA commonly affects the hip joint. In the past, little was done for the condition. Now doctors have many ways […]

STRESS FRACTURE OF THE HIP

WHAT IS IT: Welcome to Physioflow Physical Therapy’s patient resource about Stress Fracture of the Hip. Stress fractures of the hip once most commonly affected military personnel who marched and ran day after day. Today, stress fractures of the hip are more common in athletes, especially distance runners. There are two types of stress fractures. Insufficiency fractures are […]

TROCHANTERIC BURSITIS OF THE HIP

WHAT IS IT: Welcome to Physioflow Physical Therapy’s patient resource about Trochanteric Bursitis of the Hip. A common spot for bursitis is on the side of the hip. Here a large tendon passes over the bony bump on the side of the hip. The bony bump is called the greater trochanter. Inflammation in the bursa between the tendon […]

Adult Femur Fractures

WHAT IS IT: Welcome to Physioflow Physical Therapy’s Guide to Adult Femur Fractures. The thigh bone, or femur is the longest and strongest bone of the body. It takes a lot of force to break the femur in an adult so it is often accompanied by other injuries. The fracture is a disabling problem, severely […]

AVASCULAR NECROSIS OF THE HIP

WHAT IS IT: Welcome to Physioflow Physical Therapy’s Guide to Avascular Necrosis of the Hip. Bones are living tissue, and like all living tissues they rely on blood vessels to bring blood to keep them alive. Most living tissues have blood vessels that come from many directions into the tissue. If one blood vessel is […]

FEMOROACETABULAR IMPINGEMENT OF THE HIP

WHAT IS IT: Welcome to Physioflow Physical Therapy’s resource about femoroacetabular impingement. Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) occurs in the hip joint. Impingement refers to some portion of the soft tissue around the hip socket getting pinched or compressed. Femoroacetabular tells us the impingement is occurring where the femur (thigh bone) meets the acetabulum (hip socket). There […]