Minimally-Invasive Arthroscopic Hip Surgery
Arthroscopic surgery of the hip is a relatively new procedure that allows access to the hip through small portal incisions. A camera can be introduced into the joint in order to address a variety of hip problems.
Labral tears, femoroacetabular impingement, and loose bodies can all be addressed successfully through minimally-invasive arthroscopic procedures. The goal of these procedures is to eliminate pain, improve function, and reduce the risk of further joint damage or arthritis.
Probing of an acetabular labral tear during arthroscopic examination of the hip
More Hip Information
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Non-Operative Treatment of Hip Pain
Hip pain can be related to pathology of the joint as well as dysfunction of the surrounding soft tissues. Causes of pain in the hip region located outside of the joint proper include abductor tendon tears, trochanteric bursitis, proximal hamstring origin pathology, and sciatica.
Many of these disorders can be managed through non-operative measures such as physical therapy, oral anti-inflammatory medications, or corticosteroid injections. If conservative treatments fail then surgical options are considered to deal with pain in and around the hip region.
Arthroscopic repair of hip acetabular labral tear
Total Hip Joint Replacement (Joint Arthroplasty)
Once there are significant arthritic changes in the hip joint itself, joint replacement (joint arthroplasty) is often the best surgical option. Arthritis of the hip results in the degradation of the native articular cartilage of the joint. Symptoms of hip arthritis include pain, deformity, and stiffness of the hip.
Non-operative treatment options for hip arthritis include physical therapy, corticosteroid injections and use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. If symptoms persist, hip replacement surgery is an excellent treatment option.Total hip replacement involves replacing both the “cup” (the acetabulum) as well as the “ball” (the femoral head). Recent advances in materials and bearing surfaces for hip replacement implants offer the real hope of increased durability and decreased need for future revision surgery.
Successful left total hip replacement in 52 yo male avid tennis player who previously suffered debilitating pain
Qualified in Both Arthroscopic Surgery and Total Joint Replacement
Having done subspecialty fellowship training in both arthroscopic surgery as well as total joint replacement, Dr. Wind is able to offer patients a full range of treatment options for any hip condition.