Hip problems can interfere with your daily life, making routine tasks like tying a shoe or getting up from a chair stiff and painful.
Osteoarthritis is the most common cause of hip pain in those older than 50. Younger athletes may experience hip pain caused by overuse injuries, such as iliotibial band syndrome, hip impingement and tendinitis.
At Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, orthopedic experts offer a wide spectrum of care options to restore mobility and reduce pain. We can successfully resolve some conditions with physical therapy or pain-relieving corticosteriod or viscosupplementation injections.
For other situations, like hip fractures and severe arthritis, we offer the latest in hip resurfacing and hip replacement. Renowned surgeons at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center treat nearly 300 hip fractures per year.
Alta Bates Summit has achieved The Joint Commission Disease-Specific Certification for Hip Joint Replacement, designating the medical center as a top performing site for this procedure.
We also provide a full range of clinical guidelines and rehabilitation services to help you recover after surgery. Your orthopedic team can help you enroll in services specifically designed for hip rehabilitation. You can also attend one of our many classes on maintaining hip health, including our popular balance classes.
What Our Patients Say
- “Dr. Thomas Peatman was my surgeon and I had both of my hips replaced. Having the surgery has had a huge impact on my daily life because I'm not in pain anymore so I can accomplish regular activities. Before I couldn’t walk straight and now I can get things done with ease. I don't take the everyday things for granted. My advice for someone getting joint replacement would be to trust in God and have faith in the process.” — Lina P.
“I am so grateful to Dr. Christopher Chen that everything turned out as well as it did. One year after my hip surgery I feel that I have my life back. I love being back volunteering and working with such great people. I recently walked from the San Francisco ferry building to North Beach for coffee, and then to Fisherman's Wharf. I made my 10000 steps that day!
“I would urge anyone not to keep suffering. Get that hip replaced, follow the doctor’s orders, do your exercises. You'll be glad when you're free of pain and doing what you want to do.” — Teresa K.
“After Dr. Brad Zwahlen performed my surgery and I began my recovery process, I began to enjoy simple things that I couldn’t do before surgery. I could now walk significant distances with no pain, get on and off my bike more easily, and not limp! Now, I am back to riding my bike long distances and lifting weights at the gym.
“The advice that I would give to other athletes and active folks would be to consider surgery sooner, rather than ‘tough it out.’ Also, try to be in as good of shape as you can before surgery. In particular, work on upper body strength because you will need it for basic tasks as you recover. In addition, give yourself time to heal properly and let friends and family help you.” — Diana S.