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The hip is a ball and socket joint that allows significant mobility and freedom of movement. The upper part of the joint is formed by the pelvic bone and the lower part is the top of the femur bone. Numerous muscles from the spine to the knee produce motion in the hip. Problems in any of these areas can cause symptoms that could be called hip pain. Careful examination and diagnostic tests can help to locate and treat the source of the discomfort.

Note: Pain in the hip area can sometimes be caused by a spine problem and pain in the groin area is often a sign of one of the hip conditions listed below.



For an explanation of all our treatment options see our Joint Pain Treatment Options section.

Special Programs

Joint Replacement Program (Lebanon)
A specialized group of surgeons, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners whose sole focus is hip and knee replacements and other treatments for joint pain. Named a 2011 Blue Distinction Center for Hip and Knee Replacement(SM).

Sports Medicine
A team of specialists and physical therapists that specialize in treating adults and children with any sports-related injuries and chronic conditions. Treatment is based on evidence-based care to get you back to your passion in as little time as possible.

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