Joel C Williams MD

Joel Williams, M.D. brings seven years of training and passion for complex fracture care, post-traumatic deformity, pelvis & acetabular surgery and complex hip surgery to Rush University Medical Center.

Hip Procedures

Non-Surgical Treatments

Hip Injections

Hip Injections

Hip joint injections involve injecting medicine directly into the hip joint to diagnose the source of pain or treat pain due to conditions such as arthritis, injury or mechanical stress of the hip joint. Hip pain may be experienced in the hip, buttock, leg or low back.

Physiotherapy

Physical Therapy

Physiotherapy or physical therapy is an exercise program that helps you to improve movement, relieve pain, encourage blood flow for faster healing, and restore your physical function and fitness level. The main aim of physical therapy is to make your daily activities, such as walking, getting in and out of bed, or climbing stairs, easier.

Surgical Treatments

Periacetabular Osteotomy

Periacetabular Osteotomy (PAO)

Periacetabular osteotomy (PAO) is a surgical procedure to treat a congenital or developmental hip condition called hip dysplasia. Hip dysplasia is either present from birth or develops throughout childhood.

Surgical Hip Dislocation

Surgical Hip Dislocation

Surgical hip dislocation is a procedure in which the hip is dislocated to allow better access and visualization of the articulating surfaces of the joint. It is used to treat abnormalities such as bony overgrowths, cartilage wear-and-tear, labral tears and synovitis (inflammation of the joint membrane) that cause pain and affect movement.

Hip FAI Surgery

Hip FAI Surgery

Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is a condition where the hip bones are abnormally shaped and the ball (femur or thigh bone head) and socket (acetabulum) joint of the hip bones rub against each other due to abnormal contact.

Core Decompression for Avascular Necrosis of the Hip

Core Decompression for Avascular Necrosis of the Hip

The hip joint is a ball and socket joint, where the head of the thigh bone (femur) articulates with the cavity (acetabulum) of the pelvic bone.

Anterior Hip Replacement

Anterior Hip Replacement

Total joint replacement surgery is one of the most advanced successful procedures in patients dealing with severe hip and knee pain. The goal of the surgery is to relieve pain and restore the normal functioning of the joint and help patient resume normal activities.

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