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Specialized Hip Care
To Move You Forward

At Crescent City Orthopedics, our doctors are Louisiana natives who are passionate about helping each of their patients. We know that hip injuries can make your day-to-day activities difficult or impossible, which is why we proudly offer the latest treatments and personalized care plans for your hip injuries and conditions so you can move past your pain and get back to the life you love.

We take pride in the expertise our board-certified orthopedic surgeons provide our patients at Crescent City Orthopedics. As dedicated, compassionate experts committed to providing you with specialized hip care, our orthopedic hip surgeons, Dr. William Junius, Dr. Scott Buhler, and Dr. John Cazale, are skilled experts in their field with decades of combined experience and training. Together, they make up a team committed to your recovery by offering the latest in orthopedic technology and procedures for all your needs.

Hip Specialists in the Greater New Orleans Area

Committed to serving Metairie and the surrounding areas, our doctors work with you to deliver the high-level, specialized care you deserve. With their extensive training and years of experience, our hip doctors are experts in the treatment of various hip injuries and conditions, including osteoarthritis, bursitis, and hip impingement.

Nonsurgical treatment options will be recommended first when developing an individualized treatment plan. These methods may include receiving physical therapy, wearing a brace, or taking over-the-counter medication. These nonsurgical approaches can reduce or even eliminate hip pain.

If nonoperative care is ineffective or becomes less effective over time, our hip surgeons will discuss surgical options with you to help you determine which surgery is right for you. Our surgeons have the expertise and exceptional skills needed to perform the required surgery as well as access to the latest surgical equipment, which helps ensure the best outcome possible.

Our surgeons are prepared to educate you and answer any questions you may have regarding your recommended surgical options.

  • Common Conditions

    With years of experience and orthopedic training, our hip doctors assess, diagnose, and treat hip injuries as well as other conditions that can develop in the hip, such as labral tears and hip fractures.

Bursitis

Symptoms

  • Swelling around the joint
  • Pain and tenderness when pressing on the affected area
  • Limited range of motion in the joint

Causes

  • Repetitive pressure or friction on the joint, such as leaning on hard surfaces, playing contact sports, and repetitive tasks
  • Direct trauma or impact to the joint, such as a fall or blow
  • Infection or inflammation of the bursa sac that cushions the joint

Fracture

Symptoms

  • Severe pain in the affected area
  • Swelling and bruising around the area
  • Inability to bear weight on, move, or lift the affected arm or leg
  • In severe cases, deformity of the area is visible

Causes

  • Trauma or injury, such as a fall or car accident
  • Osteoporosis or weakened bones
  • Participating in high-impact activities

Hip Fracture

Symptoms

  • Severe pain in the hip or groin area
  • Inability to bear weight on the affected leg
  • Swelling, bruising, stiffness, or deformity of the affected leg

Causes

  • Trauma to the hip joint, often due to a fall
  • Weakened bones due to osteoporosis or other bone diseases

Please note that hip fractures require immediate medical attention, as they can lead to major complications.

Hip Impingement (Femoroacetabular Impingement)

Symptoms

  • Pain in the hip or groin area during physical activity
  • Stiffness and reduced range of motion in the hip and leg
  • Clicking or popping sounds during movement and pain with prolonged sitting

Causes

  • Abnormalities in the shape of the hip joint, including a bony overgrowth or a shallow hip socket
  • Repetitive stress on the hip joint, such as from athletic activities that require frequent hip flexion or rotation 
  • Previous hip injury or trauma

Labral Tear (Hip)

Symptoms

  • Pain in the groin or hip joint
  • Clicking or locking sensation in the hip 
  • Reduced range of motion and joint stiffness

Causes

  • Repetitive stress on the hip joint
  • Sudden injury or trauma to the hip
  • Structural abnormalities in anatomy of the hip joint

Osteoarthritis

Symptoms

  • Pain and stiffness in the joint, especially after periods of inactivity or overuse
  • Swelling and tenderness around the joint
  • A crunching or grinding sensation when moving the joint or bearing weight

Causes

  • Age-related wear and tear on the joint cartilage
  • Repetitive stress on the joint from sports or activities that require kneeling or squatting for long periods
  • Any activity or weight that puts extra strain on the joint long-term

Treatment Options

  • Anterior Hip Replacement
  • Arthroscopic Repair
  • Joint Replacement
  • Joint Revision

Our experts offer a wide array of traditional treatment methods as well as state-of-the-art surgeries, including arthroscopic repair, fracture fixation, and joint replacement.

  • Anterior Hip Replacement

    Anterior hip replacement is a surgical procedure that involves accessing the hip joint from the front of the body, rather than the back or side, allowing for less muscle and tissue damage during the surgery.

    Benefits

    • A shorter hospital stay, a faster recovery time, and less pain and scarring compared to traditional hip replacement surgery
    • Better preservation of the surrounding muscles
  • Arthroscopic Repair

    Using an arthroscope, or small surgical camera, the surgeon repairs damaged tissue or removes loose fragments in the joint. This allows for better movement and reduced pain. Arthroscopic repair is a minimally invasive surgical technique, meaning it allows for smaller incisions and less tissue damage compared to traditional open surgery.

    Benefits

    • Improved joint function and range of motion
    • Reduced pain and swelling in the affected joint
    • Faster recovery time and shorter hospital stay compared to open surgery
       
  • Joint Replacement

    Joint replacement is a surgical procedure in which a damaged joint is replaced with a new joint implant made of specialized artificial materials. Joint replacement can be performed in a traditional hospital setting or in an outpatient facility that allows the patient to recover at home.

    Benefits

    • Reduced pain and discomfort in the joint 
    • Improved mobility and range of motion 
    • Ability to resume normal activities of daily living that were previously limited by joint pain
  • Joint Revision

    A joint replacement revision is a surgical procedure that is performed when an existing joint replacement has been compromised. During the procedure, the surgeon removes the old implant and replacing it with a new one.

    Benefits

    • Reduced pain and discomfort in the joint
    • Improved mobility and range of motion
    • Addresses complications that may have arisen from the original joint replacement surgery (such as infection, implant loosening, or joint instability)
       
Our Hip Doctors

R. William Junius, III, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine Specialist

Scott A. Buhler, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine Specialist

Specialized Hip Care When You Need It

Our doctors at Crescent City Orthopedics know that injuries can happen when least expected. We are proud to offer same-day appointments at our Metairie location for all your urgent bone, joint, and muscle needs. When you choose Crescent City Orthopedics, you choose our highly skilled experts who prioritize patient-focused care.

If you are suffering from hip pain that is keeping you from the life you love, please call (504) 309-6500 or request an appointment online to get the care you need in Metairie or Chalmette.