Fractures and Sprains

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The experienced team at TriHealth Orthopedic & Sports Institute offers a full range of treatments to care for hip injuries, such as hip fractures and hip sprain. From physical therapy and rehabilitation to advanced total hip replacement procedures, you can receive the care you need to regain hip function and find pain relief.

The expertise and patient-centered care provided by our team of surgeons and specialists led to an Advanced Certification in Total Hip and Knee Replacement from the Joint Commission. This rare designation recognizes only a few hospitals in the nation providing a consistent, safe, and high-quality approach to care.

Hip fractures and sprains

Hip fractures and hip sprains can result from injuries. Whether you are an athlete who is pushing yourself hard or if you have experienced a fall, these injuries can leave you unable to move your hip and use your leg. They may require surgical treatment to restore hip function and relieve your pain.

Hip fractures and sprains causes

Hip fractures and sprains are typically caused by accidents. These include:

  • Car or motorcycle crash
  • Falls
  • Sports injuries
  • Overuse injuries

Hip fractures and sprains symptoms

Symptoms of a hip fracture or hip sprain may include:

  • Bruising or swelling of the hip
  • Inability to put weight on the affected leg
  • Pain in the hip or groin
  • Reduced range of motion in the hip
  • Stiffness in the affected leg

Hip fractures and sprains treatment

Hip fractures require immediate care. Treatment may include:

  • Medicines—to improve bone density and prevent future fractures
  • Physical therapy—to rebuild strength following surgery
  • Surgical fixation—using screws and rods to hold the hip in place as it heals
  • Total hip replacement—surgical treatment to restore hip function

Depending on the severity of your hip sprain, you may benefit from treatment such as:

  • Arthroscopic surgery – to repair or replace torn ligaments
  • Ice – to relieve pain and inflammation
  • Pain medicines – to control pain
  • Physical therapy – to rebuild strength in the hip
  • Rest – to allow ligaments to heal

Hip fractures and sprains risk factors

Some factors increase your risk for a hip fracture. These include:

  • Being older than age 65
  • Being a woman
  • Drinking alcohol or using tobacco
  • Neurological conditions that increase your risk of falling
  • Weakened bones due to poor nutrition, osteoporosis or certain medicines

You may be at a higher risk for hip sprain if you:

  • Have previously suffered a hip sprain
  • Don’t warm up properly before exercise
  • Push yourself too hard in sports or other physical activity
  • Participate in a sport that requires frequent jumping

Hip fractures and sprains prevention

You can reduce your risk for hip fractures by:

  • Staying physically active
  • Eating a healthy diet with vitamin D and calcium
  • Using assistive devices like a cane or walker if needed
  • Keeping your home free of falling hazards like loose rugs
  • Undergoing treatment for any conditions that raise your risk of hip fractures

You can reduce your risk for hip sprain by:

  • Avoiding repetitive jumping movements in sports or other activities
  • Gradually increasing the intensity of your workouts
  • Stretching your hips regularly
  • Warming up properly before exercise

Make an appointment

Improve your hip health with help from TriHealth Orthopedic & Sports Institute experts. To make an appointment, please call 513 246 7846.

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