Formerly known as Alaska Hand-Elbow-Shoulder & Rhyneer Caylor Clinic.

Orthopedic Hip Care

Your hips are a ball-and-socket joint that support your body weight and allow you to complete complex leg movements, like twisting, squatting, jumping, running and more.

If you place more weight on your hips than they’re capable of bearing or stretch the muscle beyond its ability, you can cause ligament tears and other acute injuries that require treatment. Overuse, wear and tear, traumatic falls, or other accidents can also cause fractures, hip dislocation, osteoarthritis, and other painful issues.

Our orthopedic doctors keep you moving by treating conditions like hip arthritis and bursitis and promptly addressing issues like hip fracture, hips dislocation, hip flexor injury, or labral tear. Call our office today to meet with one of our specialists one-on-one and get your body moving like it should again.

Orthopedic patient takes selfie with husband while on an Alaskan hike

Common Hip Issues We Treat

Hip Arthritis

Arthritis is a progressive, chronic disorder that describes joint inflammation. While there is no cure for arthritis, we can provide treatments to help reduces pain, stiffness, and other symptoms. There are several types of arthritis treat, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and more.

Hip Bursitis

The hip has two major bursae which are fluid-filled sacks between bones and soft tissues that help provide cushioning and prevent friction. Hip bursitis is when one of the hips bursa, which can be on the bony tip of the hip or near the groin, becomes inflamed.

Hip Fracture

A very serious, painful injury that can occur after a traumatic injury, such as a fall or car accident. Hip fractures are most common in elderly adults and people with osteoporosis as they have weaker, more brittle bones. Immediate surgery is often necessary.

Hip Dislocation

Traumatic injuries, such as those from sports, falls, or car accidents, can force the ball portion of the hip out of its socket. Dislocation is a common injury we see from downhill skiing. This injury can be either anterior or posterior, and it is sometimes caused by development or congenital dysplasia, which occurs in infants and children.

Hip Flexor Strain

Hip flexors are a group of flexible muscles located at the front of the hip that allow for agile leg movement. Being inactive or sitting for long time periods can make hip flexors weak and tight. Excessive strain or overuse of these muscles can cause injury, including upper leg cramping and spasms, reduced mobility, swelling or bruising, and stiffness.

Orthopedic doctors review scans of hip injury

Orthopedic Hip Treatments

At Alaska Orthopedic Specialists, we offer cutting edge hip treatments and procedures to help reduce inflammation, minimize pain, and restore mobility to your hip. We often explore nonsurgical options when possible, such as incorporating stretches and exercises to improve strength and flexibility, prescribing anti-inflammatory medicine, providing injections, and encouraging ample rest,

When dealing with severe trauma or conditions that decrease your quality of life, we can perform advanced surgical operations to get you back to doing what you love.