Articles and Patient Resources2024-05-27T01:45:17+00:00

Anterior Total Hip Replacement

Anterior total hip replacement, sometimes called direct anterior approach to hip replacement or anterior hip arthroplasty, is a surgical technique that involves making an anterior (front) incision on the hip to replace a damaged hip joint with a prosthetic implant. Because it works between the muscles rather than through [...]

Avascular Necrosis of the Hip

Avascular necrosis (AVN) of the hip, also known as osteonecrosis, is a condition characterized by the death of bone tissue due to a lack of blood supply. Although it can damage any bone, hip joints are the most frequently affected. An estimated 20,000 to 30,000 new instances of AVN [...]

Gluteus Medius and Minimus Tears

Tears in the Gluteus Medius and Minimus Lateral hip discomfort is commonly caused by tears in the gluteus medius and minimus, especially in middle-aged people. These tears may come from a long-term deterioration of the muscle-tendon unit or from an abrupt traumatic event. Clinical assessment, imaging, conservative management, and potentially [...]

Hamstring Tendon Tears

Understanding Hamstring Tendon Tears: Grades, Symptoms, and Treatment: Hamstring tendon tears range from mild strains to complete muscle tears, often affecting athletes. Classified into grades based on severity, treatment involves RICE therapy initially followed by gradual exercises. Symptoms include pain, stiffness, and swelling, with prevention strategies emphasizing stretching and warming up. Seeking medical advice is crucial for proper diagnosis and management, particularly for severe or recurring injuries. Learn more about managing hamstring injuries here.

Hip Osteoarthritis

Manage Hip Osteoarthritis: Non-surgical treatments include weight management, therapy, medications, injections, devices, and heat therapy. Surgical options like arthroscopic debridement or total hip replacement may be needed if non-surgical methods fail. Post-surgery, rehabilitation with therapy and assistive devices aids recovery. Improve quality of life despite this chronic condition.

Hip Dysplasia

Hip dysplasia, or developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH), is a condition where the hip joint doesn't form properly, ranging from shallow sockets to complete dislocation. Symptoms include groin or hip pain, and diagnosis involves medical history and X-rays. Treatments range from non-surgical options like harnesses to surgery, emphasizing early detection for better outcomes.

Periacetabular Osteotomy (PAO)

PAO (Periacetabular Osteotomy): A surgical fix for hip dysplasia. Misalignment of the acetabulum causes pain and mobility issues. PAO repositions the hip socket, easing pain and delaying arthritis. It's ideal for younger patients, preserving the joint and restoring function. Complex but effective, it offers relief without immediate replacement surgery.

Piriformis Syndrome

Diagnosing & Treating Piriformis Syndrome: Butt muscle compresses sciatic nerve, causing pain & numbness. Diagnosis via clinical exam & history review; MRI/CT to rule out other issues. Treat with rest, stretching, therapy, meds, or surgery. Prevent with exercise, good posture, avoiding prolonged sitting. Relief is possible with proper care.

Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome (GTPS)

Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome (GTPS): Hip pain at the femur's outer edge due to gluteal tendon degeneration. Common in women aged 40-60, worsened by weight-bearing. Diagnosis via symptoms, physical exam, and imaging. Treat with rest, NSAIDs, therapy, or injections. Surgery if conservative methods fail. Prevention through exercise and weight management.

Hip Instability

Hip Instability: Unstable hip joint causes pain, clicking, and possible dislocation. Traumatic or atraumatic, from sports injuries to congenital issues. Diagnose with history, exam, and imaging. Treat with therapy or surgery like hip arthroscopy. Comprehensive care for improved mobility and quality of life.

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