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Hip Arthritis

The hip is often referred to as a “ball and socket” joint. The ball at the top of the thigh bone (called the femur) fits into the socket (the acetabulum) in the pelvic bone. The femoral head serves as the ball. Under normal conditions it rotates inside of the socket. Coating the ball and lining of the socket is special joint cartilage, an ultra-smooth, firm rubber-like tissue, which allows these surfaces to glide without almost any friction over one another. Hip arthritis, also called hip osteoarthritis (OA), is a common condition affecting millions of middle-aged and older adults. Hip OA occurs when the cartilage over the joint breaks down This condition causes progressive pain and inflammation. For athletes, OA can limit participation in sports and performance at peak levels.

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Femoral Neck Fracture

The femur is the largest bone in your body, extending from the hip joint to the knee joint. The top part of the femur, called the femoral head, has a rounded ball shape that fits into a socket in the pelvis to form the “ball-and-socket” hip joint. The long part of your femur bone, which spans your upper leg, is called the femoral shaft. The femur bone also has a short, narrower section that connects the femoral head to the femoral shaft, called the femoral neck. This part of the femur can break (fracture) either due to repetitive stresses or from a collision injury on the field. Either way, femoral neck fractures require prompt medical attention.

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Avascular Necrosis (AVN)

The hip is often referred to as a “ball and socket” joint. The ball, at the top of the thigh bone (called the femur), fits into the socket (the acetabulum) in the pelvic bone. The ball of the femur can occasionally lose its blood supply and, like a heart attack involving the heart muscle, the bone will die. This is called Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the femoral head (also known as osteonecrosis

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    Dr. Jay Kimmel

  • Dr. Jay Kimmel is an orthopedic surgeon with Advanced Orthopedics New England. Dr. Kimmel specializes in Sports Medicine with an emphasis on shoulder and knee injuries.
  • Assistant clinical professor in both the department of family medicine and department of orthopedics at the University of Connecticut.
  • Dr. Kimmel is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery and is board-certified in Orthopedic Surgery.
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  • Dr. Steve Schutzer is a Founding Member and Medical Director of the Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center,
  • President of the Connecticut Joint Replacement Surgeons, LLC and Physician Executive for the Orthopedic Service Line at Trinity Health Of New England.
  • Highly sought-after national speaker on value-based healthcare.
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