Free Information on Pelvis, Hip & Thigh
About this information
The information available from the links below is reliable, easy-to-read (plain English) and, in some cases, easily avaialble for print. This information is recommended by the Australian Orthopaedic Association.
Orthoinfo, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons page for patients, is here. Their information is listed in the left column.
Orthoanswer, a web site developed for patients by a fellow Australian orthopaedic surgeon, is here. Their information is in the column on the right.
NHS Choice, the website of the National Health Service in the UK, is here. Their information is in the column at the bottom of the page.
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Any/all patients being considered for surgery will be shown this information as part of their "informed consent" process.
Breaks, Injuries, Diseases and Conditions
Burning Thigh Pain (Meralgia Paresthetica)
Developmental Dislocation (Dysplasia) of the Hip (DDH)
Femur Shaft Fractures (Broken Thighbone)
Fracture After Total Hip Replacement
Inflammatory Arthritis of the Hip
Osteoarthritis of the Hip Animation
Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis
Sports Hernia (Athletic Pubalgia)
Thighbone (Femur) Fractures In Children
Broken Bones and Injuries
Diseases and Disorders
Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI - Hip Impingement)
Hip Bursitis (trochanteric bursitis)
Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH)
Slipped Upper Femoral Epiphysis
Treatments & Surgeries
Activities After Hip Replacement
Alternative Methods to Help Manage Pain After Orthopaedic Surgery
Anesthesia for Hip and Knee Surgery
Before and After Total Joint Replacement
Dislocation After Total Hip Replacement
Getting the Most Out of Your Doctor's Visit
How to Use Crutches, Canes, and Walkers
Managing Pain With Medications After Orthopaedic Surgery
Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement
Patient Story: Hip Resurfacing
Preparing for Joint Replacement Surgery
Preventing Blood Clots After Orthopaedic Surgery
Questions and Answers About Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants
Revision Total Hip Replacement
Total Hip Replacement Exercise Guide
Total Hip Replacement Procedure
Total Joint Replacement: Questions Patients Should Ask Their Surgeon
Guidelines for Preventing Falls
The Impact of Childhood Obesity on Bone, Joint, and Muscle Health
Treatment | Operations and Surgery
Treatment | Rehabiliation and Physiotherapy
General Rehabilitation in Physiotherapy
Exercises After Hip Replacement
Prevention and Safety
NHS/UK Diseases and conditions
Dysplasia of the hip, children