Hip Pain & Hip Surgery in Houston TX
Hip pain can be debilitating and can impact your lifestyle in more ways than one. In severe cases, hip pain may be an indication of the need for hip surgery. Symptoms that should lead you to make an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon include:
- Inability to put weight on your leg
- Painful popping
- Locking and catching
- Progressive stiffness
If you are experiencing any of these hip pain syptoms, or if you are worred you may be in need of hip surgery in Houston TX and surrounding areas, call Dr. Mark Adickes today.
Hip arthroscopy is a relatively new hip surgery technique that can be effectively employed to treat a variety of hip pain and hip conditions.
Femoro Acetabular Impingement FAI
Femoroacetabular Impingement FAI is a condition that generates hip pain resulting from abnormal pressure and friction between the ball and socket of the hip joint, leading to hip pain and progressive hip dysfunction. This when left untreated, Femoroacetabular Impingement FAI leads to the development of secondary osteoarthritis of the hip.
Hip Labral Repair
The labrum in the hip is a ring of strong fibrocartilaginous tissue lining around the socket of the hip joint. The labrum serves many functions where it acts as a shock absorber, lubricates the joint, and distributes the pressure equally. It holds the head of the femur in place and prevents the lateral and vertical movement of the femur head with in the joint. It also deepens the acetabular cavity and offers stability against femoral head translation.
A labral tear in the hip may be caused by trauma, femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), hip hypermobility, dysplasia, and degeneration. It is one of the rare conditions and is common in athletes playing sports such as ice hockey, soccer, golf and ballet. Structural abnormalities may also cause a hip labral tear. Patients may have hip pain, clicking and locking of joint and restricted range of motion. Patients may also experience dull pain on movement of the hip joint that may not subside on rest. A hip labral tear is often diagnosed with symptoms, history, physical examination and radiological techniques. Magnetic resonance arthroscopy may be more appropriate for diagnosing a hip labral tear.
Before hip surgery, your doctor may start with conservative treatment prescribing nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and advising you to rest to manage your hip pain. These methods may offer symptomatic relief of your hip pain while hip surgery is required to repair the torn labrum. Your doctor may perform arthroscopic hip surgery using fiber-optic camera and surgical instruments through the smaller incisions. Depending on the severity of tear, the damaged or torn labrum may be removed or may be sutured.
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