If you are suffering from hip pain or discomfort, don’t wait to schedule an appointment with Dr. W. Taylor Harris, a hip preservation specialist with the EmergeOrtho—Blue Ridge Region Sports Medicine team.
As an expert hip doctor, Dr. Harris is uniquely qualified to provide Blue Ridge Region patients like you with innovative surgical and non-surgical treatments. He knows what you’re going through. He not only has fellowships in sports medicine, hip preservation, and arthroscopy, and certifications in total hip arthroplasty, but his own experience from his time as a Clemson University varsity football player gives him a personal perspective into your hip pain or discomfort that others may not have.
When Should You See a Hip Preservation Specialist Such as Dr. Harris?
You should see a hip preservation specialist if you have:
- Hip pain, stiffness, or discomfort that doesn’t subside in a week or after taking an over-the-counter pain medication
- Fever or chills accompanying any hip pain, discomfort, or injury
- with movement
- after a fall
- at night
- Inability to put weight on your hip or to bear weight
- Swelling, joint deformity, or discoloration of the skin in the area
The critical thing to know about a hip preservation specialist such as Dr. Harris is that they look for non-surgical and surgical treatments to strengthen and preserve your natural hip joint to help you recover and keep you from needing a hip replacement. The sooner you see your doctor, the better chance there is that treatment will have a positive impact on your discomfort and the health of your hip.
It’s important to note that although Dr. Harris is on the EmergeOrthosports medicine team, you don’t need to have suffered a sports injury or be involved in sports to make an appointment with him. Dr. Harris treats all hip ailments, regardless of what causes them:
- Labral tear of the hip
- Cartilage injury
- Hip impingement (femoroacetabular impingement (FAI))
- Hip dysplasia
- Hip bursitis
- Avascular necrosis (AVN)
- Knee and Hip fractures
- Femoral and acetabular version disorders
- Osteoid osteoma
- Synovial chondromatosis
- Pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS)
- Walking (gait) abnormalities
- Arthritis of the hip
Dr. Harris will work closely with you to develop your care plan and options. He performs the following surgical treatments to help in your recovery:
- Hip arthroscopy
- Hip labral tear repair
- Hip impingement repair
- Hip resurfacing
- Hip Preservation Surgery
- Periacetabular Osteotomy
- Proximal Femoral Osteotomy
- Core Decompression Surgery for the Hip
- Operative Fixation for Hip Fractures
- Hip Osteotomies
- Hip Arthrodesis (Fusions)
Of course, if and when a hip replacement is ultimately needed, Dr. Harris also performs hip replacement through a posterior or anterior approach and robotically-assisted hip replacements.
Suffering From Hip Pain? Schedule an Appointment With Dr. Harris Now.
Waiting can make your hip condition worse, so please don’t wait to reach out. Schedule a consultation with sports medicine surgeon and hip preservation specialist Dr. Harris now so that he can preserve your hip health, reduce the risk that you’ll need to have your hip replaced, and get you back to living the best pain-free life possible.