Hip Care

Don’t let hip pain slow you down. Come to your home for orthopaedics. Here, your doctor knows how to restore your range of motion as quickly as possible –– minimizing discomfort and making way for a healthier hip.

One of the most important joints in the body, the hip can be worn down by injury, chronic conditions or a lifetime of use. Our board-certified specialists –– Dr. Akeson, Dr. Luetkemeyer, Dr. Mitzelfelt, Dr. Mulvey and Dr. Osuji –– know that each patient requires a highly personalized review before a specific treatment plan is chosen. Whether that calls for medication, physical therapy, standard surgical options or a fine-tuned, robotic arm-assisted hip replacement, your doctor will walk you through the available choices.

Through it all, we are here to make you comfortable with high quality care, and we welcome new patients in Peoria and Pekin. Reach out and learn what Midwest Orthopaedic Center can do for you.

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The doctors at Midwest Orthopaedic Center specialize in a variety of surgical and non-surgical treatment options. With decades of combined experience, they’ve seen practically every hip-related issue, whether it’s caused by a degenerative illness or an injury. Through hip replacements, pain management techniques and an array of physical therapies, our doctors can guide you toward a healthier way of life.

Hip problems can be brought about by any number of causes, and the chance of hurting your hip increases as you age.

Diseases like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis and tendinitis can increase inflammation and break down tissue around the joint. Muscle and tendon strains as well as cartilage tears also aggravate the situation. Meanwhile, a hip fracture will require prompt care.

No matter what the underlying issue may be, pain inside or around the hip –– in the buttocks, groin or thigh –– is a sign that you should visit your home for orthopaedics.

If your doctor recommends treatment or surgery, try to minimize the amount of time you put weight on your afflicted hip. Sure, it’s difficult to limit movement, especially if you have a busy lifestyle, but there are some healthy choices you can make right now, as you wait for next steps from your doctor.

Most importantly, try adjusting the way you walk. By limiting your stride to shorter, lighter steps, you’ll place less stress on your hip joint. If you can avoid running, power walking, exercising on a treadmill or walking along hilly terrain, you’ll lessen the chances for discomfort along the way.

If you feel intense pain around your hip, you’re unable to walk properly or put any weight on your injured leg, then you should see a doctor immediately.

Any unexpected injuries or urgent needs can be taken to our walk-in clinic at Midwest Ortho First. There, our on-site specialists review your case and provide necessary splints, braces or other immobilizations as well as prescriptions to help with pain.

Following this visit, you may be referred to an office appointment at Midwest Orthopaedic Center, where our specialists analyze your condition more deeply, review imaging and recommend the best way to get you walking again without suffering.

When non-surgical options –– like injections, pain management plans and targeted therapies –– have run their course or don’t offer lasting solution to your hip problems, your doctor will recommend surgery. Fortunately, at Midwest Orthopaedic Center, your primary hip doctor is also a board-certified surgeon, highly experienced in procedures that promote enhanced mobility and quick recovery.

How We Treat Your Hips

At Midwest Orthopaedic Center, we have treatment options you can depend on. If lifestyle adjustments, injections, medications and physical therapy don’t provide long-term solutions to your condition, then a partial or total hip replacement may be the best option.

For hip replacement surgery, you’ll be admitted to Midwest Orthopaedic Hospital at UnityPoint Health – Proctor, where our outpatient, minimally invasive procedures are designed to have you up and moving as soon as possible after the operation. Our surgical facility contains all the amenities of a state-of-the-art hospital combined with the welcoming nature you’ve come to expect from your home for orthopaedics. The dedicated team of surgeons and nurses work closely with their counterparts at Midwest Orthopaedic Center to make sure that your journey from diagnosis to recovery is a smooth one.

Following your operation, you may move on to physical therapy at one of our facilities in Peoria and Pekin. There, you’ll meet with certified therapists and trainers who teach you new exercises and stretches while applying therapeutic treatment –– which may include manual, soft tissue and aquatic therapies –– all customized to your unique needs.

To learn more about common orthopaedic conditions, treatments and procedures, visit OrthoInfo, a database operated by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Our Doctors

Picture of Jeffrey Akeson, M.D.
Jeffrey Akeson, M.D.
hip, knee, neck, back, Fracture Care, Hip & Knee Reconstruction, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Robotic Surgery, Trauma Care
Picture of Luke Luetkemeyer, M.D.
Luke Luetkemeyer, M.D.
hip, knee, Hip & Knee Reconstruction, Robotic Surgery
Picture of Thomas J. Mulvey, M.D.
Thomas J. Mulvey, M.D.
hip, knee, Hip & Knee Reconstruction, Robotic Surgery
Picture of Nicholas O’Neill, D.O.
Nicholas O’Neill, D.O.
hip, knee, Hip & Knee Reconstruction, Robotic Surgery
Picture of Chukwunenye Osuji, M.D.
Chukwunenye Osuji, M.D.
hip, knee, Fracture Care, Hip & Knee Reconstruction, Robotic Surgery, Trauma Care

Meet Our Patients

I chose Dr. Mitzelfelt because he has given great care to other members of my family and friends. I witnessed his care of and for my mom which made me want him to do my knee replacements. I cannot say enough good things about him! Wonderful man and excellent surgeon!

A patient of Dr. Mitzelfelt

From Dr. Osuji to his staff, they're so caring. I've never had quite that kind of treatment with an operation. I would recommend everyone to go there if they have the kind of problems that I had.

Sandra Schmidgall

A hip replacement patient who loves to volunteer in her community –– from Peoria, IL.

He is the Best! A visit with Dr. Mulvey is like visiting a family friend.

A patient of Dr. Mulvey

Dr. Brad Roberts listened to me attentively and provided the best possible care for both my left knee problem and my right hip problem. Thank you so very much.

A Knee and Hip Patient

Midwest Orthopedics is outstanding! Dr. Luetkemeyer and the X-ray tech could not have been better!

A patient of Dr. Luetkemeyer

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