As one of your body’s largest and most flexible joints, the hip is designed to withstand a good amount of wear and tear. But despite its durability, the hip isn’t problem-proof. Age- and injury-related arthritis can cause cartilage to break down. Muscles and tendons can tear from overuse. The hip bone itself can break from a fall or another injury. All of which can lead to serious hip pain and keep you from the active life you love.
Relief Starts Here
Whether you’re struggling with recent or chronic pain, the board-certified orthopaedic experts at the Orthopaedic Institute of Central Maine (OICM) can help. We’ll work closely with you to create a personalized treatment plan, whether that’s physical therapy, pain management and other nonsurgical treatments, to the latest and most effective options in hip replacement.
Hip Conditions We Treat
Just some of our specialties include:
- Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or post-traumatic arthritis
- A former failed hip replacement
Help You Get Back in Motion
We always begin by listening, to understand exactly what you’re dealing with and how it’s impacting your life. Then together, we’ll find the best solution for your pain, which may include therapy services, anti-inflammatory medications or other conservative treatments.
Sometimes, though, surgery may be your best solution for lasting relief. At OICM, we proud to offer a hip replacement program that has earned the Gold Seal of Approval® from the Joint Commission for providing the highest, national standards of care, right here at home.
You may benefit from the latest minimally invasive options like anterior hip replacement. This innovative technique is performed through a single incision on the front of the hip, as opposed to the side or back, so the joint can be replaced without disturbing surrounding tissue. For you, this may offer a variety of benefits, including less pain and faster recovery.
And we’ll there to support you every step of the way, from pre-surgery education through personalized rehabilitation and life with your new joint.
Orthopaedic Excellence, Close to Home
The Orthopaedic Institute of Central Maine offers locations near where you live and work – so you never had to travel far to find the world-class care you need:
- Central Maine Medical Center – Lewiston, Maine
- Bridgton Hospital – Bridgton, Maine
- Rumford Hospital – Rumford, Maine