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Orthopedic Specialties

Our specialty-trained hip doctors at Cape Fear Orthopedics are recognized experts in the diagnosis and treatment of hip injuries and conditions.

Hip pain can be the result of a condition that has developed over time, such as bursitis and arthritis, or of a recent hip injury, such as a hip fracture or hip dislocation.

In some cases, and if not detected early, conditions such as hip bursitis and hip arthritis may create extreme bone and joint discomfort, making procedures like hip arthroplasty and hip replacement surgery credible options for relieving your hip pain.

The most frequent causes for pain in the hip can be related to an orthopedic condition that has emerged over time.

Signs and symptoms of hip pain include:

  • Joint pain felt in the front of the hip, along the outside of the hip, in the groin, or over the buttock area
  • Discomfort and swelling in the thigh and knee
  • Joint inflammation or hip muscle spasms, which may cause fluid accumulation in the hip joint
  • Limping or the inability to walk comfortably on the affected side
  • Inability to bend or rotate the hip
  • Soreness and the feeling of the hip throbbing while sleeping or resting
  • Fever, redness, and warmth—which are signs of infection

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms above, you may have a hip condition, such as hip osteoarthritis, hip bursitis, hip arthritis, or an injury like a fractured hip, dislocated hip, hip flexor injury, or labral tear.

To consult with one of our hip doctors, please request an appointment online, or call (910) 484-2171.

PATIENT REVIEWS

We take pride in helping our patients overcome an injury, relieve their pain, and return to an active, healthy lifestyle.

  • Dr. Kouba made my visit very relaxed. He answered all the questions I had and showed me the pictures to show the damage in my left hip as a result of Osteoarthritis.
    John S. Treated by Stephen H. Kouba, M.D.
  • Excellent -Dr. McFarlane was gracious, caring, and listened carefully to what I had to say. He fully explained my condition and the treatment options.
    Anne E. Treated by: Douglas S. McFarlane, M.D.
  • I have been very pleased with Dr. Lowe and respect his advice.
    Joyce D. Treated by: Jason B. Lowe, M.D.