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Get Hip to the Hip Scope

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Get Hip to the Hip Scope

The hip scope is making the lives of many Americans much more comfortable…and active. Up to ninety percent of patients return to physical activities at the level they were at before their hip problems began.

Fox Valley Orthopedics’ Dr. James Sostak shares his expertise on this non-invasive procedure at the Sherman Hospital on Tuesday, June 26 from 6 pm to 7 pm. To register call 1-800-397-9000.

When Your Hips Hinder Your Movement

Are You a Candidate for the Hip Scope?

The hip scope procedure can be used to treat and diagnose a range of hip problems.

Adhesion removal – The removal of built up scar tissue that’s causing pain and limiting movement.

Bone spur removal – The removal of bone spurs, a result of extra bone growth caused by arthritis or an injury that has damaged the ends of the bones.

Cartilage damage – Patients with focal cartilage damage as opposed to widespread arthritis may benefit from a corrective hip scope procedure.

Internal snapping hip syndrome – Hip arthroscopy can be used to perform a psoas tendon release for patients with this condition.

Labral tears – The labrum lines the outer edge of the socket. Pain and/or a catching sensation can result when tears occur in the labrum, and get pinched in the joint. The hip scope can correct this.

Loose bodies – Hip pain and decreased range of motion may result when bone chips or torn cartilage debris floating within the joint space become caught within the hip joint during movements. The hip scope can correct this.

Partial synovectomy – In patients with inflammatory arthritis, the removal of portions of the inflamed joint lining via the hip scope can help to decrease pain.

Trauma repair – Fractures or torn ligaments can be repaired through hip scope surgery.

Evaluation and diagnosis – The hip scope is sometimes used to diagnose unexplained instability, pain, swelling, and/or stiffness in the hip.

Hip Stats

  • According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the most common cause of chronic hip pain and disability is arthritis (of which osteoarthritis, rheumatoid, and traumatic are the most common types).
  • A hip injury may limit blood supply to the femoral head, resulting in avascular necrosis. This disease is characterized by the cellular death of bone components as a result of blood supply interruptions, and is a common cause of hip pain.
  • Childhood hip disease, even if the problems were successfully treated, may cause arthritis – and hip pain –later in life because the hip may not have grown normally.
  • Bursitis is a common cause of musculoskeletal pain; hip bursitis usually results from overuse and/or infection.
  • Osteoarthritis of the hip is the most common reason for a hip replacement.