Hip arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure done using a camera to see inside the hip and fix certain types of issues with the hip, such as a torn labrum (a type of tissue found in the hip) or femoroacetabular impingement (extra bone at the hip). Hip preservation refers to non-surgical and surgical treatment options for maintaining hip function for patients who do not have arthritis of the hip with the goal of preserving and protecting the articular cartilage. This can entail physical therapy, injections (ex. cortisone and orthobiologics), arthroscopic hip surgery and open hip surgery.
Hip arthroscopy and preservation is the fastest growing aspect of orthopedic surgery. A dedicated section for hip arthroscopy and preservation allows physicians across OrthoVirginia to collaborate on creating quality standards for best practice, to ensure that all OrthoVirginia doctors are knowledgeable about the latest techniques and information. Patients can know that they are receiving the latest evidence-based care. Referring providers can feel confident knowing that there are established protocols and guidelines for patients who may benefit from hip preservation services.
Dr. Grossman emphasizes, "OrthoVirginia's Hip Arthroscopy and Preservation section provides patients with unique access to specialized care for pre-arthritic hip pain designed to preserve their native joint when possible. Our focus is educating patients about their conditions and creating custom treatment plans that leverage the latest technology, non-operative treatments, and surgical options including minimally invasive procedures."
“Providing the highest quality of care for patients with non-arthritic hip pain is the goal of OrthoVirginia’s Hip Arthroscopy and Preservation Section. In this endeavor, we will continue to strive to be a leader in high quality care for patients requiring arthroscopic hip surgery and beyond,” Dr. Owusu-Akyaw adds.