Hip Replacement Surgeons Asheboro NC

Local resource for hip replacement surgeons in Asheboro. Includes detailed information on local clinics that provide access to hip replacement surgery, as well as advice and content on how the hip joints work, how to ease the pain in your hip, and how to prevent hip injuries from occurring.

Gurmukh Singh Walha, MD
(336) 629-4171
542 White Oak St
Asheboro, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Guru Nanak Dev Univ, Amritsar, Punjab, India
Graduation Year: 1968

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James M Rich, DMD
(336) 625-2044
513 White Oak St
Asheboro, NC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Ranbir Singh, MD
(336) 629-4171
542-B White Oak St
Asheboro, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Gov'T Med Coll, Punjabi Univ, Patiala, Punjab, India
Graduation Year: 1963

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Dr.Thomas Osteen
(336) 626-2688
Ste A, 138 Dublin Square Road
Asheboro, NC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1974
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Randolph
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.7, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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David Gerardo Gimenez
(336) 625-2456
171 Macarthur St
Asheboro, NC
Specialty
General Surgery

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Lance Thayer Sisco, MD
(336) 626-2688
138 Dublin Square Rd Ste A
Asheboro, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1986

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Michael Kania, DDS
(336) 629-9115
417 N Church St
Asheboro, NC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Thomas Lee Osteen, MD
(336) 626-2688
138 Dublin Square Rd Ste A
Asheboro, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1974

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Jene Franklin Jordan, DDS
(336) 431-7373
209 Balfour Dr
Archdale, NC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Larry James Sanzenbacher, MD
(336) 629-1818
PO Box 2026
Asheboro, NC
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1967

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Anatomy of the Hip

The hip joint is a ball and socket joint. The ball is formed by the top of the thigh bone (the femur) and is called the "head" of the femur. The socket is formed by the bones of the pelvis and is called the acetabulum. Muscles, ligaments and tendons help hold the head of the femur in the acetabulum (the ball in the socket).

Articular cartilage is a smooth shiny material that covers the head of the femur and the acetabulum. Articular cartilage covers the bony surfaces wherever they come into contact with each other. Articular cartilage allows the head of the femur to move easily inside the acetabulum as the leg moves. Fluid also helps the head of the femur move easily inside the acetabulum. This fluid (called synovial fluid) provides nourishment and lubrication to the hip joint.

The hip joint is surrounded by a strong "bag" called a joint capsule. Ligaments are like strong ropes that help connect bones and provide stability to joints. Ligaments reinforce the capsule and connect the head of the femur to the acetabulum. These ligaments help prevent the head of the femur from coming out of the acetabulum. Larger, stronger ligaments also provide stability to the hip joint.

The acetabulum has a ring of tissue around it called the labrum. The labrum also helps provide stability to the hip.

Tendons connect muscles to bone. There are many muscles that surround the hip joint. These muscles and their tendons provide stability to the hip joint when the leg is moved. These muscles are also necessary for activities such as walking, running and jumping.

The hamstring muscles (at the back of the leg) act with the gluteus maximus (the "butt muscle") to move the leg backwards at the hip. The hip flexors (iliopsoas and rectus femoris) move the leg forward at the hip. The groin muscles (adductor magnus and longus) move leg toward th...

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Osteonecrosis of the Hip

The hip joint is a ball and socket joint. The ball is formed by the top of the thigh bone (the femur) and is called the "head" of the femur. The socket is formed by the bones of the pelvis and is called the acetabulum.

Articular cartilage is a smooth shiny material that covers the head of the femur and the acetabulum. Articular cartilage allows the head of the femur to move easily inside the acetabulum.

The term osteonecrosis is the term used to describe bone dying ("osteo" meaning bone and "necrosis" meaning dying). In osteonecrosis of the hip there is an interruption of the blood supply to the head of the femur. Without blood, the bone that forms the head of the femur and the articular cartilage that covers it can not get the nutrients that they need. The bone eventually dies. The head of the femur can lose its strength and collapse. The articular cartilage also breaks down.

What causes the blood supply to the head of the femur to be interrupted is not clear. It seems to occur more often in people aged 20 to 50 and in people with certain chronic (long term) medical conditions. Other risk factors for osteonecrosis of the hip include:

  • Alcoholism
  • Hip fracture or dislocation of the hip
  • The use of corticosteroid medications

The treatment of osteonecrosis of the hip depends on its s...

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