Hip Replacement Surgeons Dillon SC

Local resource for hip replacement surgeons in Dillon. 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.

Nigel Alan Roderick Watt, MD
(843) 662-5233
705 N 8th Ave Ste 1B
Dillon, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Languages
French
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cambridge, Sch Of Cli Med, Cambridge (352-03 Prior 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Mc Leod Reg Medctr, Florence, Sc
Group Practice: Pee Dee Orthopaedic Assoc

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Eric Heimberger, MD
(843) 431-2730
2845 E Highway 76 Ste 3
Mullins, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1992

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Walter Biercuk Blum, MD
(843) 774-0800
409 E Madison St
Dillon, SC
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1968

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Mamdouh N Mijalli
(843) 841-3846
705 N 8th Ave
Dillon, SC
Specialty
General Surgery

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Parrakat Gopalakrishnan
(843) 464-4000
119 W Lowman St
Mullins, SC
Specialty
General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery

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Eric Ronald Mullins, MD
2845 E Highway 76
Mullins, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1999

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Walter B Blum
(843) 774-0800
409 E Madison St
Dillon, SC
Specialty
General Surgery

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Alexander U Querubin, MD
Dillon, SC
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1965

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Declan Francis Hegarty, MD
705 N 8th Ave Ste 2B
Dillon, SC
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Royal Coll Of Surgeons In Ireland, Med Sch, Dublin, Ireland
Graduation Year: 1995

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Kenneth Hudson Mincey
(843) 423-3739
2835 E Highway 76
Mullins, SC
Specialty
General Surgery

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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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