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OrthoCenter Professor Lill

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from 1.10.2014

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80539 München

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      Member of Bavarian State Ministry
      of the Environment and Public Health

  • Gait Abnormalities

    Dealing with bowlegs and knock-knees

    Leg deformities and gait abnormalities usually have different names in everyday language, such as bowlegs and knock-knees. From an orthopaedic perspective these two conditions are considered to be deformities and therefore must be corrected.

    The incorrect loading of one or both of the legs due to a deformity or abnormal gait leads to long-term damage of the joints and must be treated as early on as possible by an orthopaedic specialist. In general, the so-called bowlegs and knock-knees are not associated with pain. Pain is normally only caused by degenerative disease resulting from these abnormalities. You should never let the condition get this far, though, because treating leg deformities is relatively easy
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  • Hip Bursitis

    When pain occurs in your hips

    Bursae are the body’s own cushion for bones and cartilage and they protect us from excessive friction. Negative external influences can be the cause of bursitis.

    Whether from mechanical overload, too much pressure or bacteria: bursitis of the hip can have many causes. Patients usually complain of pain in the hip and groin, which increases when putting weight on the affected limb. X-rays and other diagnostic imaging procedures provide information about the nature and extent of the disease. There are a variety of treatment options that can help to relieve the symptoms of bursitis.
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  • Legg-Calvé-Perthes Syndrome

    Infantile idiopathic osteonecrosis

    The cause of this circulatory problem in children is still unknown. More often than not, children around the age of six years, mostly boys, are affected.

    If a child does not like to walk on their own two feet, gets tired quickly or suffers from limitations in hip movement, they may be experiencing the symptoms of Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease. This circulatory disorder causes necrosis of the femoral head and death of the bone tissue. If this goes untreated, permanent shortening of one leg may occur. Therefore, an early diagnosis is extremely important.
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  • Hip Labral Tears

    The cause of sharp pain in the hips

    The hip joint is protected by the so-called acetabular labrum that appears to serve as a shock absorber as well as an aid in movement of the femoral head in the acetabulum. When damage occurs to the labrum, we call that a labral tear.

    The labrum or the acetabular labrum in the hip joint is a round, three to four millimetre wide bulge of the acetabulum. A tear to the labrum often occurs during sports but also because of repetitive monotonous activities. A tear can be recognised by the sharp pain or pinching sensation it causes in the hip. The natural ability to move the hip is reduced. Even with special imaging tools, a tear in the labrum can be hard to detect and diagnose. A clear diagnosis can only be made by conducting a pain-inducing test or by arthroscopic (keyhole) means. The treatment options for this condition depend on its severity.
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  • Hip Avascular Necrosis

    The trigger of the destruction of the femoral head

    Avascular necrosis of the hip is a common disease in which bone tissue dies in the area of the femoral head. This can lead to massive movement impairment and serious complications.

    The cause of femoral head osteonecrosis is a circulatory disorder of the bone. It generally occurs because of a disorder relating to lipid (fat) metabolism, but may also be caused by high levels of alcohol consumption or cigarette smoking. In addition, accidents and injuries can be at the root of femoral avascular necrosis. This painful disease first causes severe discomfort in the hips and groin. If left untreated, hip arthritis may develop.
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  • Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis

    Hip joint disease in adolescents

    Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis is generally characterised by a fracture through the physis (growth plate), which allows for the femoral neck and head to separate from the rest of the femur (thighbone). This usually occurs in male adolescents who are either overweight or are experiencing a large growth spurt.

    The separation of the capital femoral, or femoral head, can either occur acutely or gradually over time. Painful movement restrictions are among the typical symptoms of this hip disease, which can also cause knee pain and is therefore difficult to diagnose. An x-ray examination of both hip joints will provide a clear diagnosis. If Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis is diagnosed, the relevant orthopaedic procedures and treatments will immediately be implemented. This disease can cause irreparable damage if left untreated.
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  • Hip Inflammation

    The inflammatory disease of the hip joints

    Whether acute or caused by bacteria: hip inflammation – also called coxitis – causes severe joint pain in the hip and if left untreated can cause permanent damage to the joint.

    To a greater extent than other hip problems, patients with hip inflammation will notice the pain that goes along with the hip’s inflammation. Patients experiencing hip inflammation will begin to walk with a “rolling” gait, as walking normally would cause too much pain. Fever, fatigue and heart palpitations accompany bacterial hip infections. Immediate medical attention should be sought.
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  • Hip Arthritis

    Symptoms and treatment of excessive hip joint wear

    Hip arthritis – also known as coxarthrosis – is defined as increasing wear and tear on the hip joint. Hip pain and reduced mobility characterise this condition.

    A person’s hip is in use for their entire life and is subject to heavy loads and excessive wear. Over time there may be a natural wearing down of the acetabulum (the socket of the hip joint) and the cartilage in the joint, leading to hip arthritis. Hip arthritis can also be caused by free-floating bits of cartilage or bone that are stuck in the joint, but this can disappear over time. In each case, hip arthritis will present with the same typical symptoms.
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  • Bone Fragments in Hip Joints

    What happens when bone and cartilage fragments become independent?

    Whether from injury, inflammation or from an additional growth, the removal of loose fragments should be performed as soon as possible to limit pain in the hip joint and to prevent further complications such as arthritis.

    Free-floating fragments lead to a restriction of movement in the hip joint. In the early stages, they do not cause any pain, because the affected joint area is insensitive to pain. Early diagnosis is therefore extremely important to prevent damage to the joint.
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  • Hip Impingement Syndrome

    The cause of pain in the groin area

    If one experiences pain when turning their leg inward, there is a good chance that the patient is experiencing Hip Impingement Syndrome.

    Hip Impingement Syndrome – also called Femeroacetabular Impingement – is characterised by reduced hip mobility. Generally the top of the femur, or femoral head, makes contact with the hip socket, or acetabulum. This causes damage over time and if left untreated, the patient can be sure to develop arthritis in the hip joint. Pain in the groin area is typical of this type of condition. Symptoms of hip impingement can also include pain from prolonged sitting or reduced mobility based on the patient’s avoidance of painful movements. To avoid the formation of additional conditions, treatment of the hip should be undertaken immediately.
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