Hip Services in Southwest Michigan

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Don’t let pain in your hips stop you from having an active lifestyle! If you have problems with your hips, our experts can help. Hips are the largest joints in the body and provide a full range of motion. Just like you, most people will have problems with their hips during their lifetime.

Injury, wear and tear, aging and genetics are all factors that can cause hip pain. Other problems may be a result of an injury.

Our orthopedic surgery team provides outstanding care and has advanced training in hip joint replacement surgery, including anterior hip replacement and orthopedic trauma. We work closely with a dedicated orthopedic care team that includes nurses, orthopedic nurse navigators and physical therapists to create a comprehensive treatment plan for you before and after surgery. Our goal is to get you to be pain free and able to return to doing the things you love.

Anterior Hip Replacement Surgery | Mark's Story
Hear about Mark's experience with his second hip replacement surgery.
Options to Relieve Hip & Knee Pain
Dr. Joseph Burkhardt, of Bronson Orthopedic Specialists, discusses treatments for hip and knee pain. This includes injections, hip resurfacing, hip joint replacement surgery and other treatments.
Mark, Anterior Hip Replacement Surgery Patient
Mark is pain-free and is back to being active—riding his bike and working on his house.

Hip conditions we treat

Some causes of hip pain include arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or post-traumatic arthritis that develops after an injury), osteoporosis, bone disease or an abnormality.

Commonly treated hip conditions include:

Commonly treated knee conditions include:

If you need care for a condition not listed here, consult with one of our orthopedic & sports medicine physicians listed below.

Expertise in hip pain treatment options

In order to provide you with the best treatment, our team will need your complete medical history* and will perform a physical examination. Based on our findings, your treatment plan may include nonsurgical or surgical options, such as:

Nonsurgical treatments

  • Hot and cold therapy – Heat will help muscles relax and cold will help minimize inflammation
  • Injections – Treat painful conditions, such as tendinitis
  • Medication – Prescription or over-the-counter drugs to relieve pain.
  • Physical therapy/rehabilitation – Non-surgical techniques, such as massage, heat treatment and exercises to reduce pain, restore function and prevent injury
  • R.I.C.E. – Rest, ice, compression and evaluation
  • Therapeutic exercise – Physical activities that focus on restoring and maintaining strength, stability, flexibility and balance
  • Weight loss – Helps relieve stress on joints

Surgical treatments

  • Arthroscopy – A minimally invasive procedure used to view, diagnose and treat problems inside a joint
  • Hip surgery – Performed to repair fractures, damaged or diseased joints, muscles or bones
  • Hip resurfacing – An alternative to hip joint replacement. Only a portion of the hip joint is replaced. Metal caps are placed over the femur and over the pelvis socket
  • Joint replacement surgery – Also known as arthroplasty, is the reconstruction or replacement of a diseased or damaged hip joint with an artificial implant.
  • Revision surgery – A procedure to remove any damaged parts of a hip or knee joint implant
  • Tendon repair – Repairs torn or damaged tissue that connects muscles to the bone

*If you don’t have a Bronson MyChart account, it’s easy to sign up and it’s free. It allows you, and your care team, to securely access your health information to make sure you get the right care based on your current health condition. Request an activation code today.

  • Photo of Mark at home.

    "I look forward to the rest of my life."

    Watch Mark's video below to find out how anterior hip replacement surgery has him pain-free and back to being active now.

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