Hip Pain Overview

Healthy Hip
Healthy Hip

The hip is a ball-and-socket joint that allows the leg to move in a variety of positions. The femoral head (ball) rides in the acetabulum (socket). The joint is lined with a lubricating tissue called cartilage, which cushions the joint as it moves and bears weight.

Hip Arthritis
Hip Arthritis

Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, is a wear and tear condition that destroys joint cartilage, and it typically develops after years of constant motion and pressure in the joints. As the cartilage continues to wear away, bone begins to rub against bone, causing the irritation, swelling, stiffness, and discomfort commonly associated with arthritis.

Treatment Options


Dr. Sullivan - May 14 marked the 6 month anniversary of my right hip surgery. The surgery & recovery went well. I wanted to thank you again for sharing you expertise and compassion with me. It’s nice to be pain free!
Hip Replacement