Hip

Conditions & Treatments
Anchorage: (907) 782-4729
Wasilla: (907) 885-2559
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The OPA team includes Alaska’s leading hip specialists and offers some of the latest, most advanced hip treatment procedures available today.
OPA treats a wide variety of hip and leg conditions and offers comprehensive treatment options — including many non-surgical solutions, minimally invasive hip arthroscopies (repairs) and total hip replacement.
All treatments work to restore pain-free hip function that allows patients to lead active, fulfilling lives, be it walking pain-free or getting back into athletic action.

Common Hip Conditions

Hip Pain
The hip is one of the body’s largest joints. It is a “ball-and-socket” joint. The socket is formed by the acetabulum, which is part of the large pelvis bone. The ball is the femoral head, which is the upper end of the femur (thighbone). Hip pain is a common complaint that can be caused by a wide variety of problems. The precise location of your hip pain can provide valuable clues about the underlying cause.

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Hip Strain
The hip is one of the body’s largest joints. It is a “ball-and-socket” joint. The socket is formed by the acetabulum, which is part of the large pelvis bone. The ball is the femoral head, which is the upper end of the femur (thighbone). A hip strain occurs when one of the muscles supporting the hip joint is stretched beyond its limit or torn. Strains may be mild, moderate, or severe, depending on the extent of the injury. A severe strain can limit your ability to move your hip.

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Hip Fracture
The hip is one of the body’s largest joints. It is a “ball-and-socket” joint. The socket is formed by the acetabulum, which is part of the large pelvis bone. The ball is the femoral head, which is the upper end of the femur (thighbone). Hip injuries are common. Hip fractures require immediate medical attention. Delaying a diagnosis can make an injury worse.

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Hip Labrum Tear
The hip labrum is a rim of cartilage that surrounds the hip joint socket. The hip labrum is important because it cushions the hip joint and holds the head of the femur (leg bone) in the hip socket, like a seal or gasket. A hip labrum tear is when the hip labrum partially or completely tears.

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Hip Tendonitis
The hip is one of the body’s largest joints. It is a “ball-and-socket” joint. The socket is formed by the acetabulum, which is part of the large pelvis bone. The ball is the femoral head, which is the upper end of the femur (thighbone). Hip injuries are common. Sometimes called “snapping hip syndrome,” tendonitis of the hip can be recognized by the snapping or clicking sound the hip makes when performing certain movements.

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Hip Bursitis
Hip bursitis is inflammation of hip bursae—small fluid-filled sacs that cushion the hip joint and help it move. Trochanteric bursitis, the most common type of hip bursitis, is bursitis of the bursae that covers the greater trochanter of the femur (leg bone). Iliopsoas bursitis is bursitis of the iliopsoas bursa on the inside of the hip near the groin.

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Hip Osteoarthritis
The hip is one of the body’s largest joints. It is a “ball-and-socket” joint. The socket is formed by the acetabulum, which is part of the large pelvis bone. The ball is the femoral head, which is the upper end of the femur (thighbone). Hip arthritis is one of the most common causes of hip pain. Hip arthritis is inflammation of the protective cartilage of the hip joint. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of hip arthritis.

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Quadriceps Tendon Tear
The four quadriceps muscles meet just above the kneecap (patella) to form the quadriceps tendon. The quadriceps tendon attaches the quadriceps muscles to the patella. The patella is attached to the shinbone (tibia) by the patellar tendon. Working together, the quadriceps muscles, quadriceps tendon and patellar tendon straighten the knee. Tendons are strong cords of fibrous tissue that attach muscles to bones. The quadriceps tendon works with the muscles in the front of your thigh to straighten your leg. Quadriceps tendon tears are rare but can occur.

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Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)
The femoral head and pelvic acetabulum are the two bones that form the hip joint. Smooth articular cartilage covers the femoral head and a rim of cartilage called the hip labrum surrounds the outer edge of the acetabulum. These structures help the hip bones move smooth and easy without pain.
Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) occurs when excess bone or bone spurs on the femoral head and/or acetabulum cause the femur and acetabulum to rub against each other.

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Schedule An Appointment

To receive an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment plan, please make an appointment with one of our Orthopedic Team Specialists at our offices conveniently located in Anchorage and Wasilla, AK.
Anchorage: (907) 782-4729
Wasilla: (907) 885-2559

OPA HIP Team

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Deryk Anderson, DO

Orthopedic Specialist

Tucker Drury, MD

Orthopedic Specialist

Robert Hall, MD

Orthopedic Specialist

Jeff Moore, MD

Orthopedic Specialist

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To provide the finest orthopedic surgery and musculoskeletal care in North America, offering general and specialized adult care to all Alaskans and visitors.

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