Loose Bodies of the Hip Specialist in NJ
NJOI is committed to ensuring our patients have all the information they need when dealing with an ailment or injury. If you are experiencing short-term or chronic pain, it is important to make an appointment to come see one of our orthopaedic physicians. Here is everything you need to know about this common ailment of the hip.
The hip is a ball and socket joint that is vital for allowing us to walk, run, sit and stand. Because this joint is utilized so heavily every day, it is possible for small pieces of the bone and cartilage in this joint to wear away and chip off. These pieces, known as “loose bodies,” are like debris in the joint and can eventually cause pain and discomfort for those affected. The two main causes for loose bodies in the hip joint are arthritic degenerative changes (wear and tear over a period of time) and a traumatic injury to the hip area (usually seen in athletes, person who sustains a fall, or after a motor vehicle accident)
A loose body in the hip joint is usually secondary to hip arthritis or cartilage tear. Symptoms of loose bodies in the hip will depend on the severity of the injury. For example, a patient with very minor loose bodies may not experience any pain or symptoms at all. For moderate and severe instances of loose bodies in the hip, patients tend to experience stiffness, a loss of range of motion, clicking or catching within the joint and pain that comes and goes.
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Vincent K. McInerney, M.D.
Founding member, Vincent K. McInerney, M.D., graduated from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in 1977 with honors as one of the top medical students in his class.
Anthony Festa, M.D.
Dr. Anthony Festa is an orthopaedic surgeon in his seventh year of practice at the New Jersey Orthopaedic Institute.
Anthony J. Scillia, M.D.
Anthony J. Scillia M.D. is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with subspecialty certification in sports medicine.
Robert M. Palacios, M.D.
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Craig Wright, MD joins New Jersey Orthopaedic Institute by way of Totowa, NJ where he was born and raised.
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