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Hip Fractures

Those affected by hip fractures can experience a wide range of pain and discomfort. As the body ages, bones become more brittle and are more prone to fractures. This can lead to painful swelling, tenderness, and difficulty with mobility, which can become worse when left untreated. 

At Barrington Orthopedic Specialists, our team of hip specialists helps patients cope with their hip fracture diagnosis and better manage their pain. Our experienced team provides nonsurgical and surgical treatments that can improve quality of life in the long term. We understand the physical and emotional toll a hip fracture can take on a person, which is why we focus so heavily on providing personalized care for each individual patient.

If you're ready to take the next step toward receiving the treatment you deserve, our team is here to help. Schedule your first appointment with the top hip specialists in the Chicago area and get started on the journey to improved quality of life. We look forward to helping you become more mobile, ease your pain, and get back to living a healthy lifestyle.

Surgical & Nonsurgical Hip Fracture Treatments

A hip fracture is a break in the upper part of the femur (thighbone). It typically occurs as a result of a fall, although it can also be caused by other types of trauma, such as car accidents or sports-related injuries.

At Barrington Orthopedic Specialists, we provide both surgical and nonsurgical treatments to manage hip fractures. Our team will analyze your condition and decide which treatment strategy is best suited for you. 

Nonsurgical treatments include rest, physical therapy, medications to reduce inflammation or pain, crutches or a walker for mobility, and assistive devices to help with a variety of tasks.

Surgical treatments include:

  • Open reduction internal fixation (ORIF), where the broken bone is put back into place and secured with metal plates, screws, or rods.
  • Total hip replacement surgery, where the damaged bone and cartilage of the hip joint is replaced.
  • Hip arthroscopy, where a minimally invasive procedure is used to repair or reconstruct the joint.

Each treatment plan varies depending on the patient's need, so your doctor can discuss which option will be best for you. We work with each patient to provide the most effective and personalized care possible. 

Our team at Barrington Orthopedic Specialists is dedicated to helping you recover from a hip fracture. Contact us today to learn more about the treatments we provide and what recovery plan may be best for you. We look forward to helping you get back on your feet!

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FAQs on Knee Arthroscopy

What are the symptoms of a hip fracture?

Symptoms of a hip fracture include severe pain in the hip or groin area, difficulty bearing weight on the affected leg, and swelling or bruising around the injured area.

When might my doctor suggest hip replacement surgery?

At Barrington Orthopedic Specialists, we understand that sometimes conservative treatments are not enough to provide adequate relief from hip fracture symptoms. If the pain and mobility impairments associated with hip fractures persist despite nonsurgical treatments, you may be a candidate for hip replacement surgery.

Where is Barrington Orthopedic Specialists located?

Barrington Orthopedic Specialists has multiple conveniently accessible locations across the greater Chicago area. Our offices can be found in:

  • Bartlett, IL
  • Buffalo Grove, IL
  • Elk Grove Village, IL
  • Schaumburg, IL

How can I get started with the best hip specialists near me?

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