With the evolution of the parallel orthopedic fields of hip preservation and hip arthroplasty, patients can sometimes be confused about which avenue is right for them.
Your hip joint can withstand many times your bodyweight while performing a wide range of activities. But despite its sturdy nature, the hip is subject to age-related deterioration or acute injuries which may necessitate surgical treatment. Here are 5 things you should know about your hip joint before undergoing surgery:
Hip arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure to repair torn or damaged structures inside the hip joint. It can be performed as an outpatient procedure through small keyhole incisions. A hip arthroscopy may allow you to save your hip rather than have it replaced.
With the kick-off of the NFL season, North America’s favorite sport once again takes the centerstage in the hearts and minds of countless sports enthusiasts across the country. Many will undoubtedly be inspired to emulate the amazing physical feats displayed on the sporting arena. Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a more serious athlete, sporting injuries are something you need to be prepared for.
Do you have a hip injury that hasn’t healed well with nonsurgical treatment and you would rather not undergo surgery? You might be a candidate for orthobiologics – an innovative regenerative medicine treatment that enhances your body’s natural healing capacity.
Your hip joint is one of the largest joints in your body. Being a ball-and-socket joint, it fits together in such a way as to allow a very wide range of movement across multiple planes and yet is sturdy enough to withstand many times your bodyweight with activities like running and jumping.
Hip replacement is one of the most successful joint replacement surgeries performed in the US today. At the American Hip Institute, hip replacement is routinely performed as an outpatient procedure with greater than 99% accuracy in implant placement.