With offices located in Anchorage, Eagle River, and South Anchoarage, Alaska, the hip doctors at Anchorage Fracture & Orthopedic Clinic have defined Alaskan orthopedics, delivering the specialized care Alaskans need to stay strong.
Pain and stiffness in or around your hip joint can make life difficult. In fact, chronic hip pain can be debilitating. What's more, hip conditions can worsen without proper treatment. That's why it's imperative to meet with a hip specialist any time you experience major discomfort in your hip.
The good news is that hip pain is treatable through the use of hip surgery or nonsurgical treatments. When you visit our orthopedic care specialists, the first step is reaching an accurate diagnosis. This is done through careful evaluation with a physical exam and the use of imaging, such as X-rays and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). These tools allow our surgeons to get a good sense of which hip injuries or hip disorders are be causing your joint pain.
Our doctors treat a wide range of hip conditions. The most common causes of hip pain include:
After diagnosis, our specialty-trained surgeons will walk you through any nonsurgical options available, reserving surgery for only severe hip joint problems. Some of the most common options for patients include medicine, physical therapy, nonoperative sports medicine care, and/or orthotic devices.
If surgery is necessary, one of our hip surgeons can explain which surgical procedures can help you and perform the surgery you need using the latest surgical techniques. Whenever possible, our surgeons will use minimally invasive methods in surgery, such as hip arthroscopy.
One of the most common reconstructive hip surgeries our surgeons perform is hip replacement. This includes total hip replacement, partial hip resurfacing surgery, or hip replacement using the anterior approach. Similar to other joint replacement surgeries, like knee replacement, these procedures involve having all or part of your natural joint removed then replaced with artificial components.
For most patients, occasional soreness or stiffness in the hip isn't cause for alarm. However, we recommend patients seek an orthopedic surgeon if:
Our specialists are all board-certified or fellowship-trained in orthopedic surgery and have extensive experience in the treatment of injuries and conditions of the hip. Request an appointment online today to be seen by one of our hip specialists in Anchorage or Eagle River.
For urgent hip injuries and other musculoskeletal needs, we offer our Walk-In Clinic.
As part of our world-class team of orthopedic surgeons and doctors, our hip doctors at Anchorage Fracture & Orthopedic Clinic have completed additional training specifically in the hip to offer our patients the highest level of specialized care. With this advanced training, our hip doctors, Dr. John Lapkass, Dr. Douglas Prevost, Dr. Adrian Ryan, and Dr. Brad Sparks, have the expertise to treat your injury or condition according to your individual needs and goals.
Whatever hip problem or pain you're experiencing, our doctors will help you regain your strength and function. To consult with one of our specialty-trained hip surgeons in Anchorage or Eagle River, request an appointment online.