Limping around on a painful hip is not pleasant. For exceptional care by a leading surgeon in hip surgery in San Diego, come visit us at Pomerado Orthopedic Specialists. Dr. William W. Winternitz, Jr., a leading hip surgeon, has over 18 years of experience and teaches in the UC San Diego Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and has a subspecialty Board Certification in Sports Medicine. He is also the right choice to make for any orthopedic problems you may have, including hip replacement. At our practice, we are dedicated to providing the finest orthopedic care to the members of the Poway community. Exceptional patient care, outstanding results, compassion, and integrity are the cornerstones of our practice. Incorporating the latest technology, our state-of-the-art practice specializes in surgical procedures ranging from fracture corrections to joint replacements and soft tissue restoration. We are dedicated to helping you recover from any orthopedic injuries you have sustained and are here to answer all of your questions about treatment options.
Hip replacement, also known as hip arthroplasty, refers to a surgical procedure during which the damaged bone and cartilage in the hip joint is removed and replaced with new artificial components. A hip replacement procedure may be considered when chronic hip pain and disability have not responded to conservative treatment and interfere with normal daily activities. The hip joint is located at the meeting point of the rounded head of the femur and the cavity-shaped acetabulum of the pelvic bone. It is a ball and socket joint with the rounded head of the femur being the ball and the curved depression, known as the acetabulum, being the socket. The hip joint is one of the largest weight bearing joints in the body. It withstands the tremendous forces that activities such as walking, running, and jumping generate. As one of the most flexible joints in the body, the hip allows a greater range of motion than all of the other joints with the exception of the shoulder. We treat femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), hip bursitis, labral tears, replacement, resurfacing, and iliotibial band syndrome. So when your hip condition requires hip surgery in San Diego, we are the medical office to call.
Dr. Winternitz begins with a thorough examination of your hip joint to determine the cause of your discomfort. Once a diagnosis has been made, he always offers non-invasive approaches, such as physical therapy or corticosteroid injections, before surgical options. If we determine that hip surgery in San Diego is your best choice to restore full function, our team of experts will perform minimally invasive arthroscopic hip replacement surgery. This procedure encourages a more rapid recovery, poses minimal post-surgical discomfort, and leaves a very small scar. Call us today and speak with our top orthopedist about your hip pain.