Hip Care | Carolina Regional Orthopaedics

TREATING HIP PAIN IN THE ROCKY MOUNT AREA

Considering the hip joint is a ball and socket that allows the thigh to move in different directions and bears much of your body weight, it is vulnerable to painful and sometimes debilitating injury or joint deterioration.

Whether your hip pain is the result of a sports-related injury, a degenerative disease like arthritis, a fall, or other cause, you need the best treatment to relieve your pain and get you back to doing what you enjoy.

Hip Pain Conditions and Injuries We Treat:

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Dr. Bernard P. Kemker, III

Director of Hip & Knee Services

TREAT HIP PAIN INJURIES

When you have chronic hip pain, a task as simple as tying your shoes can become unbelievably difficult. With the help of a leading orthopedic surgeon at Carolina Regional Orthopaedics, you can restore and replace your damaged hip joint in an effort to improve your quality of life.

Dr. Kemker takes pride in returning his patients back to their normal activities, such as sports, working in their gardens, workshops, and regaining their independence from their hip and knee pain. Through Dr. Kemker's training and fellowship he has become focused on the treatment of advanced reconstruction problems, such as fracture repair, infections and wound care, and the failure of hip and knee replacements. His goal is to keep expert care close to home.

WHAT OUR PATIENTS ARE SAYING?

G.W.

Great office to get treatment and physical therapy. Appointments are made easily, and they work well with your schedule. Dr. Kemker and the medical staff are knowledgeable, patient, and easy to communicate with. The PT staff is very knowledgeable and works at an appropriate pace while introducing new exercises to encourage strengthening. I especially enjoyed learning which muscles the exercises helped strengthen. Great experience for me.

L.H.

Can't say enough about Dr. Perlmutter and Dr. Kemker. They are surgeons, but their care, compassion, and dedication to their patients are unbelievable. You don't feel like a patient, you feel like part of their family. Thanks to these 2 men, my life will continue. I am on the road to full recovery. If I could give 100 stars, it still wouldn't be enough. Thank you both for your dedication and concern. Collaborating together and giving me a normal life again. God bless you both.

HIP FRACTURE OR DISLOCATION

A hip fracture is a break in the upper quarter of the femur (thigh) bone. The extent of the break depends on the forces that are involved. The type of surgery used to treat a hip fracture is primarily based on the bones and soft tissues affected or on the level of the fracture.

The "hip" is a ball-and-socket joint. It allows the upper leg to bend and rotate at the pelvis. An injury to the socket, or acetabulum, itself is not considered a "hip fracture." Management of fractures to the socket is a completely different consideration.

In general, there are three different types of hip fractures. The type of fracture depends on what area of the upper femur is involved.

  • Intracapsular fracture

  • Intertrochanteric fracture

  • Subtrochanteric 

The type of surgery generally depends on where and how severe the fracture is, whether the broken bones aren't properly aligned (displaced), and your age and underlying health conditions.
The options include:

  • Internal repair using screws

  • Total hip replacement

  • Partial hip replacement

 

TROCHANTERIC BURSITIS

They contain a small amount of fluid and are positioned between bones and soft tissues, acting as cushions to help reduce friction. Bursitis is inflammation of the bursa. There are two major bursae in the hip that typically become irritated and inflamed. One bursa covers the bony point of the hip bone called the greater trochanter. Inflammation of this bursa is called trochanteric bursitis.

Another bursa — the iliopsoas bursa — is located on the inside (groin side) of the hip. When this bursa becomes inflamed, the condition is also sometimes referred to as hip bursitis, but the pain is located in the groin area. This condition is not as common as trochanteric bursitis but is treated in a similar manner.