What’s New in Total Hip Replacement? The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, September 2014 issue, published an article listing new research and interesting information regarding total hip replacements. A Reduction in Transfusions – Studies have found a significant reduction in the amount of blood transfusions after total hip replacement if IV tranexamic acid is used. This is… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Hip Surgery
Is Prophylactic Surgery for Femoroacetabular Impingement Indicated? A Systematic Review. One of the hottest topics right now orthopedic surgery is femoroacetabular impingement. Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is a term used to describe a medical condition where a person’s hip bones are not shaped normally. This causes the hip bones to fit together irregularly so that the… Read more »
Are you a cyclist who has experienced a hip injury while biking? If yes, please consider participating in a survey Dr. Grossfeld is doing to better understand hip injuries for cyclists. For more info, see: Hip Injury Survey. Thank you for your participation!
Results of Hip Screenings for Elite Junior Tennis Players – While shoulder and elbow injuries are often associated with tennis players, research by Dr. Cotorro and colleagues (2014) found that tennis players may also more commonly suffer from hip problems. This research involved screenings on 148 youth tennis players with an average age of 15.1… Read more »
Dr. Robert Boykin and colleages (2013) published research in Clinical Orthopedics on hip injuries including labral hip injury among rowers. Recognized as one of the first sports to be included in the Olympics, rowing is a rigorous sport where a team of racers in boats competes against other teams on rivers, lakes and even sometimes… Read more »
Hip Osteoarthritis Widespread – Learn the Facts from Louisville Orthopedic Hip osteoarthritis strikes upwards of one in four adults over 65 years of age. Many describe limitations in physical activity due to this painful condition. Symptoms of hip osteoarthritis include pain and stiffening in the thigh and groin. As noted by the CDC, lifetime risk of hip… Read more »
Did you know that May is National Arthritis Awareness Month? With thousands of people in the U.S. seeking arthritis treatment every year, arthritis is an important condition to recognize and understand. When it comes to arthritis treatment, joint pain management is often an important issue. Whether you are suffering from osteoarthritis in the knee, hand… Read more »
Though articles about running injuries often seem to focus on knee injuries or foot related problems, many runners and other athletes also experience hip pain or a hip injury from running. If you are suffering from hip pain or a hip injury, learn more about possible hip injuries including Snapping Hip Syndrome, Bursitis in the Hip,… Read more »
Hip arthroscopy is sometimes recommended to alleviate hip pain for conditions including synovitis, snapping hip syndrome and dysplasia. Researchers led by Dr. Scott Montgomery and colleagues (2013) looked at trends related to hip arthroscopy between 2004 and 2009.
One of the newest areas of orthopedics is the area of hip arthroscopy for hip pathology. Hip arthroscopy is being used to treat a variety of hip conditions. The surgeries range from labral repairs, labral debridements, treatment of osteochrondral defects and femoral acetabular dysplasia. Most of these conditions are diagnosed with a history , physical… Read more »