Hip Disorders In Adolescence And Adulthood Specialist

David S. Feldman, MD

Orthopedic Specialist located in West Palm Beach, FL

Hip disorder is common in adolescents and adults, and may develop from many causes, such as an injury, overuse, or deformity. World-renowned board-certified orthopedic surgeon David S. Feldman, MD, and his team at The Paley Orthopedic and Spine Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida, are dedicated to providing care that addresses the underlying cause of hip disorders in adolescence and adulthood, utilizing innovative diagnostic tools and techniques to diagnose and alleviate the pain. In fact, patients travel from all over the world for his help in treating their hip disorder. For expert management of your hip pain from an experienced and forward-thinking practitioner, contact the office by phone or online today.

Hip Disorders in Adolescence and Adulthood Q & A

What causes hip pain in adolescence and adulthood?

Hip disorders in adolescence and adulthood can develop from many causes. Dr. Feldman considers identifying the cause of your hip pain the most important factor. Common causes of hip pain include:

Hip dysplasia

Hip dysplasia occurs when the hip socket doesn’t fully cover the ball joint of your upper thigh, which may be caused by a shallow socket and/or rotated femur. The condition is often diagnosed during adolescence or adulthood and presents with an increase in hip pain during activity. 

Avascular necrosis of the hip

Avascular necrosis of the hip, also known as aseptic necrosis, occurs when there’s a disruption in blood flow to the head of the femur, resulting in bone tissue death. 

Slipped capital femoral epiphysis

Slipped capital femoral epiphysis is a condition in which the femoral head slips off the neck of the femur bone in a backward direction. The cause is unknown, but often occurs in growing teens.

Hip impingement

Hip impingement refers to an abnormal contact and wearing of the ball-and-socket joint of the hip, which increases joint friction and decreases joint mobility.

Torn labrum

The labrum is a ring of cartilage located on the outside rim of your hip socket joint. Trauma or structural abnormalities may lead to a torn labrum.

What can I expect during an evaluation for hip disorders?

You can expect a comprehensive evaluation when you come in to see Dr. Feldman for hip disorders. During the exam, he reviews your symptoms and medical history, and performs a physical exam. He may also conduct special orthopedic tests to further evaluate your hip.

If needed, Dr. Feldman may request X-rays, a CT Scan, or an MRI to confirm or rule out a suspected diagnosis of your hip pain. 

How are hip disorders in adolescence and adulthood treated?

Dr. Feldman takes an integrative and holistic approach to care and provides comprehensive treatment plans for hip disorders to relieve symptoms, restore function, and optimize health. The specifics of your treatment plan depend on the cause of your hip pain and may include:

  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Physical therapy
  • Bracing or casting
  • Surgical reconstruction

Because of his years of experience and training, Dr. Feldman provides unique treatments and surgeries not typically offered by other orthopedic surgeons that get you on the road to recovery.

To schedule an evaluation, call Dr. Feldman’s office or use the online booking tool.