Hip Preservation Surgery: Advanced, Efficient Care When You Need it Most
Hip Preservation is a new area of Orthopaedics, aimed at addressing mechanical problems in the hip joint before they progress into more debilitating conditions. The hip specialists at EmergeOrtho include surgeons with fellowship training in this new field. Hip Preservation Specialists work with both adults and children, adopting a multifaceted approach to improve function of the hip joint.
We create a specific plan to help each individual, examining the mechanical problems that may underly their pain. Often, symptoms may be caused by:
- Labral tears
- Discrete injuries
- Muscle irritation
Hip Impingement (Femoroacetabular impingement or FAI)
Hip impingement occurs when patients have an abnormal shape to their “ball and socket” hip joint. As a result, the pieces of the joint do not fit together properly, damaging the hip’s internal structure, and potentially causing labral tears.
Patients with these conditions may benefit from both minimally invasive procedures such as hip arthroscopy or open procedures.”
During a minimally invasive hip arthroscopy, your surgeon utilizes a small camera to view the hip joint, eliminating the need for making large incisions. You physician then uses images from the camera to guide small surgical instruments and use them to reshape the ball and/or socket, repair labral tears, and treat cartilage damage.
During an osteotomy , your surgeon corrects a bone deformity by cutting and then repositioning the bone.
Some of the conditions we treat include:
- Labral tear of hip
- Cartilage injury
- Hip impingement (femoroacetabular impingement (FAI))
- Hip dysplasia
- Avascular necrosis (AVN)
- Legg-Calve-Perthes disease
- Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE)
- Hip fracture
- Stress fracture
- Femoral and acetabular version disorders
- Osteoid osteoma
- Synovial chondromatosis
- Pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS)
- Walking (gait) abnormalities
While our expertise makes EmergeOrtho a leader in the field, it doesn’t tell the complete story. We also believe in treating every patient with dignity and compassion. Our Hip Specialists are known for listening to you, the patient, and taking time to answer any questions you may have. Contact us for information or to schedule an appointment.