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Hip injuries are a common problem for everyone from athletes to the elderly, but are sometimes difficult to diagnose. You may not even notice how much your hips impact your daily function until you sustain an injury to one or both. Normal wear and tear takes a toll on hip muscles and joints by default; however, sudden movements caused by athletic mobility or unexpected falls can displace hips, cause hip labral tear, create hip bursitis, dislocate hip joints, and cause extreme pain and discomfort that can require invasive medical treatment.
When your hip injuries relate to the workplace, school, sporting events, or external entities, you may be entitled to take action and regain compensation for medical attention and other losses. Our Columbus hip injury lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick have been working to ensure that you retain the best care and outcome for your hip injuries, whether they’re related to home accidents, sporting events, or bodily wear and tear. Call us today at (614) 487-8669 or use our online contact form to reach out.
Common Hip Injuries in Columbus
Our Columbus serious injury attorneys at KNR have the knowledge and understanding you need to navigate the legal process while also dealing with the painful personal injury. We advocate for hip injury patients in a variety of circumstances through both short-term and long-term care. According to Aden Regional Medical Center, based just south of Columbus, Ohio, pain related to hip injuries is number four in the list of adult joint problems “with more than five percent of U.S. adults reporting regular discomfort.”
Your hip injuries may relate to multiple conditions, including:
- Hip Bursitis – painful inflammation of the bursae, or fluid-filled cushions padding the tendons and muscles near joints like shoulders and hips
- Hip muscles
- Hip labral tear – ripping of the cartilage surrounding the hip joint
- Hip impingement – soft tissue displacement around bones due to abnormal structural issues in the ball and socket area of the joints
- Hip dislocation or dysplasia – dislocation of the hip joint ball and socket
According to the Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center, symptoms of hip injuries may involve:
- Varying degrees of inflammation
- Stiffness or immobility
- Pain in the hip area during or after physical motion
- Tightness or pressure – including a “locking” sensation – in the joint
- Pain in the pelvic or groin area, particularly during or after any physical activity
Hip injuries aren’t just for the elderly or athletes. Common causes of hip injuries and hip pain include serious impact due to:
- Car accidents
- Football and wrestling-related impact
- Athletic wear and tear
- Slip and falls
- Impact from jump/landing, as in basketball
- Dynamic, daily wear and tear from regular activities
Severity of Hip Injuries
Ignoring hip pain at a young age can lead to serious problems and a more likely need for hip replacement surgery later, according to the Ohio State University. Luckily, advanced technology in the medical field has increased the options available for repair and rehabilitation of hip injuries. This requires proactivity on the part of the hip injury victim.
Hip injuries can wreak serious physical damage and cause psychological side effects, and these effects may be severe enough to cause permanent or long-lasting damage. Hip injuries may be keeping you in varying degrees of pain, out of work, on disability, in debt, or simply unable to participate in your day-to-day life at full capacity. Hip injuries can require both nonsurgical care as well as invasive surgery, and it may also need weeks of physical therapy to rectify the problem and eliminate the pain.
Common Solutions to Hip Injuries
According to the OSU’s Wexner Medical Center, Ohio State Sports Medicine is researching more in-depth solutions to hip pain, particularly in the non-surgical realm. Depending on the hip injury sustained, you may experience a variety of side effects that require varying treatments. Currently, medical solutions to hip injuries fall within three main categories:
- Nonsurgical: Physical therapy, topical and indigestible anti-inflammatory medicine, and a possible regimen of steroids and injection-based pain relievers.
- Surgical: Hip arthroscopy using a small scope and cameras, particularly useful in cartilage repair, realigning hip impingement, and fixing hip labral tears. Recommended time of a few weeks of basic recovery with up to several months before regaining active/mobile status.
- Hip replacement: More common in patients 50 years or older, this solution to hip injury is an invasive process that involves a lot of recovery time and requires swapping the original hip joint for a completely artificial one. The most common reason for hip replacement surgeries in Ohio is the breakdown of joint cartilage, known as osteoarthritis.
Seeking Compensation After a Hip Injury
If you or a loved one has sustained a hip injury in an automobile accident, sports accident, or due to the actions or negligence of another person or entity, you may be entitled to open a hip injury case to seek compensation for your loss. Medical treatment and rehabilitation related to hip injuries is often long-term, and can be incredibly costly. That is why it is important to seek payment for damages if you believe you are not at fault for your hip injuries.
Our KNR Columbus hip injury attorneys can guide you through every step of understanding the legal process, help you get treatment, and assist you in seeking compensation for hip injuries.
After sustaining hip injuries in a car accident, a sports event, or a fall, you may wish to file a personal injury lawsuit and/or claim workers compensation, particularly if your injury occurred on the job or are seeking treatment for your injuries. You may be able to recoup a number of losses and sustain further rehabilitation in a Columbus personal injury lawsuit. The hip injury attorneys at KNR have helped numerous Columbus-area car accident victims and hip injury patients gain compensation for physical, psychological, and financial damages.
Our Columbus Hip Injury Lawyers Can Help You
Our skilled legal team at Kisling, Nestico & Redick can help you seek compensation for any hip injuries that you sustained from activity-related experiences, accidents, and other structural incompetencies. We have eleven locations throughout Ohio, covering extensive ground and including all regions and cities in the state. In addition to hip injuries, our diverse team of attorneys have skills in numerous other legal areas including wrongful deaths, truck accidents, work injuries, and motorcycle accidents.
If you have any questions regarding your case, call our Columbus personal injury lawyers at (614) 487-8669 or contact us via our online contact form to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced Ohio hip injury attorney.