Hip Preservation in Austin, TX
Hip preservation serves as an intervention to prevent or delay the onset of arthritis and avoid the need for hip replacement surgery.
about hip preservation
Statistics & Overview.
Not only is hip preservation a way to alleviate pain and restore hip function, it can also serve as a preventative procedure by reducing the risk of developing hip arthritis or needing hip replacement surgery. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, for hip cartilage injuries, this surgery has proven to be 85-99% successful. Let your provider take care of you with hip preservation.
Why Opt for Hip Preservation?
Hip preservation is a type of surgical intervention that delays or prevents the onset of arthritis and the need for hip replacement. Conditions such as femoroacetabular impingement (hip impingement), labral tears, and loose bodies can lead to both irritating mechanical symptoms such as popping, catching, and locking and even arthritis if not treated promptly.
Hip preservation surgery addresses these issues perhaps halting or delaying the need for further treatment in the hip such as a hip replacement.
Why Would I Need Hip Preservation?
Femoroacetabular impingement occurs when there is pinching between the head of the femur and the hip socket, leading to increased friction. This can cause damage to the labrum of the hip, causing hip stiffness, pain, and may lead to arthritis.
Impingement is categorized by the deformity present in the hip – Cam, Pincer, or Combined. Cam impingement means the deformity is on the femoral head while in Pincer the deformity is on the acetabulum, or hip socket.
Surgical treatment involves removing or repairing damaged tissue and correcting the abnormal shape of the hip joint. This can be done with an open procedure, arthroscopically, or combination of the two.
The hip labrum is the strong flexible cartilage lining on the outer rim of the hip socket. It can be torn by an injury to or dislocation of the hip joint, structural abnormalities, or repetitive motions that lead to wear and tear.
Conservative treatments include medications, intra-articular injection, and physical therapy.
If surgery is required, the labrum can be treated by arthroscopic debridement (shaving of the frayed cartilage) or repair in selective cases. Often, a cam deformity is corrected at the same time the labrum is addressed.