Hip Injuries Specialist

Mohamed A. Saad, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine Specialist located in Dearborn, MI

If you’re struggling with hip pain or dysfunction from sports injuries, trauma, or wear and tear, see orthopedic surgeon, Mohamed A. Saad, MD, in Dearborn, Michigan. Dr. Saad offers a range of conservative and surgical procedures to address all causes of hip pain so you can walk, sleep, and exercise comfortably again. To schedule a consultation and exam with Dr. Saad, call the office or request an appointment online today.

Hip Injuries Q & A

What causes hip pain?

The hip is a complex ball-and-socket joint that is responsible for movement and stability so you can walk, run, squat, and move comfortably and safely. Certain conditions can alter the anatomy or biomechanics of your hip and lead to pain, including:

  • Fractures
  • Arthritis
  • Labral tears
  • Hip impingement
  • Bursitis
  • Muscle tears
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Iliotibial band (IT) tendinitis

Anatomical changes to the ball-and-socket joint can also develop over time after trauma or repetitive movements. In some cases, you may also be born with anatomical variations the predispose you to certain conditions, like hip impingement.

How is hip pain treated?

Treatment for hip pain depends on your diagnosis and the severity of your pain or physical impairment. Dr. Saad may recommend one or more of the following treatment approaches to address your diagnosis:

  • Rest and ice or heat
  • Over-the-counter and prescription anti-inflammatory medications
  • Physical therapy
  • Hip arthroscopy
  • Open surgery

In some cases, weight loss can relieve pressure on the hip joint that is associated with arthritis and other degenerative conditions. While losing weight won’t cure your hip condition, it can make your daily life more comfortable and improve the overall function of your hip.

What is hip arthroscopy?

Hip arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that uses fewer and smaller incisions than traditional open surgery for a lower risk of infection and bleeding and faster recovery time. Dr. Saad uses hip arthroscopy to diagnose hip impairment and repair muscle and ligament tears in the hip.

During the procedure, Dr. Saad makes two to three one-inch incisions on the front and side of your hip to access your hip joint. He then inserts the arthroscope — a specialized surgical tube that contains a light and camera for visualization — into your hip and examines the treatment area. Arthroscopy can be used to confirm your diagnosis, identify the specific treatment location, and perform repairs as needed.

Once Dr. Saad has completed your arthroscopic procedure, he removes all of the instruments from your hip and closes the incisions with surgical glue or tape. The entire procedure can be performed under local or general anesthesia so you don’t have any discomfort.

If you need help with your hip issues, schedule a visit by calling Dr. Saad or booking an appointment online.