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Aching hip

The largest joint in the body is the hip joint. This ball and socket mechanism makes it possible for you to do the heavy lifting – your body as well as objects you pick up. Keeping it healthy and moving smoothly is critical. When the motion of the joint is impeded, you can experience pain, limited range of motion and your performance, even in everyday activities, can be greatly compromised.

The Little Irritations

You know how irritating and sometimes painful it can be to walk around with a pebble in your shoe. Loose bodies in the hip joint act the same way. These are small pieces of debris floating in the joint. They are usually chips of bone and/or cartilage that have broken off after an injury. Arthritis in the joint can also cause loose bodies to form as degeneration of the bone progresses.

Loose bodies do not always move around the joint. Sometimes they may stay in one place, causing irritation or pain, then move to a different location. When they impede the smooth motion of the hip joint, they can cause stiffness or pain. This is mostly felt in the groin area where the hip is joined. The round ball of femur bone is held securely inside the acetabulum, which is the socket in the pelvic bone.

Diagnosis and Treatment for Loose Bodies

Your medical history and symptoms are taken into account for diagnosis and determination of treatment options. A physical examination is performed to ascertain the cause of the debris and what hip motions cause pain. Diagnostic tools such as X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or magnetic resonance arthrograms (MRA) are used to identify the loose bodies and their position within the joint.

Treatment for loose bodies depends on the severity of the problem and location. Some conditions can be treated with anti-inflammatory medication, sometimes along with physical therapy and possibly corticosteroid injections. More severe cases may need arthroscopic surgical intervention.

Dr. Kerisimasi Reynolds specializes in orthopedic treatments. Options often include minimally invasive procedures. Contact our office today for more information and scheduling your consultation appointment.

Posted on behalf of Kerisimasi Reynolds, D.O.

39180 Farwell Dr., Suite 110
Fremont, CA 94538

Phone: (510) 899-9200

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Masi Reynolds, D.O.

5 / 5.0

Based on 6 reviews

Becca Lopez

Dr. Reynolds is such an amazing doctor who is passionate and dedicates all his knowledge to help patients improve their health and injuries. I appreciate his patience and willingness to go above and beyond what is asked.

Rebecca M.

Dr Reynolds performed a very technical and complicated surgery on my son's shoulder last year. My son is (was!) a college football player and had 3 different shoulder surgeries to repair the same issue. After repeated failures I found Dr. Reynolds. He performed a Laterjet surgery which is something that is rarely done. Fast-forward a year, my son's shoulder has never had any more problems and he is stronger than ever. Thank you, Dr. Reynolds!

Ambessit J.

I went to see Dr. Raynolds because of his solid 5 star ratings. After seeing him, if I could, I would give him and his staff a solid 10 star ratings, and here is why: My 1st Impression: Beautiful and relaxing pictures of Canyons, welcoming & smiling staff, clean offices. My Time: Efficient and knowledgeable staff, and a reasonable wait time. The Best: .... Dr. Reynolds... every inch of his body exudes compassion. He listens attentively, takes his time to examine, he gives clear explanation of the injury, and answers all questions with care. Everything he did convinced me that I was lucky to have found him. (Thank you Yelp) :) I highly recommend Dr. Raynolds to my friends, my families and to anyone who's looking for the BEST and trustworthy surgeon. ~ Wishing you a smooth and quick recovery!

Andrea W.

I went to see Dr. Reynolds last week because I have chronic pain in my hip. He was incredible helpful and knowledgeable. He greeted me with a warm smile and was patient and kind, showing me exactly what the problem is and the treatment alternatives. He spent a lot of time with me and I am extremely happy with the treatment plan he has for me. I can highly recommend him.

Darla B.

Dr Reynolds has been amazing at treating many of my patients in need, including my daughter! Thank you, Dr Reynolds - I look forward to co-managing more patients in the near future!

Henrik Martin

Dr Reynolds is a Rock Star! I ripped a bicep tendon clean off my forearm in September 2016. After countless phone calls to the huge "Non Profit" hospital chain I usually go to, and the realization that they wouldn't be able to see me in several weeks, I decided to look elsewhere. My son had previously been treated by Dr. Haber at a small clinic in Campbell, so I called the clinic, and got an appointment with his colleague, Dr Kerisimasi Reynolds. I have to say that I was a little hesitant at first, because of his young age, and I was wondering how many surgeries he had performed. Anyway, I got a really good vibe from him, and he was super professional and explained everything really well in terms I could understand. He got me an MRI the same day, a follow up visit the next day I think, and he was able to do the surgery within the next 5 days. I decided to go for it, and it was a 1 hour surgery with a long recovery. This was in September, and I have my last physical therapy session next week. That said, I'd go under the knife for Dr Kerisimasi again anytime if I needed to. He's totally on top of his game, knows a lot about all the latest advancements in orthopedic surgery, etc. He also followed up with personal phone calls, emails, and even gave me his cell phone number in case I had post operation questions or concerns. I've been very active my whole life in a variety of sports and outdoors activities, and he has the mindset that he wants to enable you to get back to those activities as soon as possible, which I really appreciate. I give him an A+. He performed a state-of-the-art tendon reattachment surgery, and I'm basically fully recovered by now. I'm lifting weights, working without pain, and hope to be back in my river kayak this spring! I hope I don't have to see him in the operating room again, but if I do, I know I'm in good hands :-)

Kerisimasi Reynolds, D.O.

39180 Farwell Dr., Suite 110
Fremont, CA 94538

(510) 899-9200