… the hip

Typical hip complaints manifest themselves as pain in the hip or groin area. In younger people these are often due to a sports injury or excessive strain.

In older patients, the most common condition is osteoarthritis of the hip joint (hip joint wear). As the arthritis progresses, the person’s gait deteriorates and their pain increases.

Differential diagnosis

Like back pain, hip pain may also spread down into the groin or leg and cause the same symptoms as a herniated disc. To distinguish between them, an accurate diagnosis and a great deal of experience are required.

We are the right partner for your diagnosis. We will explain the treatment options, help you weigh the pros and cons and then initiate the appropriate treatment.

Treatment for inguinal hernia

The cause of groin pain can also be an inguinal hernia (hernia) or ‘soft groin’ (Gilmore’s groin), in which the peritoneum or intestines bulge through the inguinal canal. Both conditions usually require surgery.

In this case we work with expert surgical centres that use the minimally invasive keyhole surgery technique.

Problems with the groin or hip

A less common cause of groin or hip pain is a circulatory disorder of the femoral head or an inflammation of the joint.

If you have unexplained pain in the hip or groin, please turn to us for competent medical advice. The traditional diagnostic tools used here are hip sonography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Disorders in children

Congenital development and maturity disorders are rare in newborn babies, but should be treated quickly because of their possible impact on the child’s further physical development. Using ultrasound and clinical tests we can detect and treat these conditions at an early stage.

In older children and adolescents, you should have hip and groin pain symptoms immediately identified at our practice so that we can work out an appropriate treatment. Otherwise, permanent damage may result, including wear and tear on joints.

Artificial joint replacement

With increasing age the hip begins to suffer wear and tear (coxarthrosis). At the onset of symptoms this can usually be treated with conservative care consisting of physical, balneological and pharmacological methods as well as local infiltration.

If the condition gets worse, however, a hip joint replacement may become necessary. After hip replacement surgery, everyday activities are easy again, and even sporting activities such as cross-country skiing and cycling are possible again.

Up to 20 years

The artificial joints we implant now last up to 20 years. We recommend that you consider surgical treatment and its benefits in good time.

Information about treatment options can be found under the Services/Hip surgery menu item.