Nonsurgical hip pain treatments
At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we focus on hip preservation, working to prevent premature wear and tear of the hip and helping patients attain pain-free, functional hip use throughout their adult life. Our orthopedic physicians specialize in treatments for an extensive range of hip conditions, including:
Athletes and active individuals may describe hip pain differently because of the variety of ranges of motion and muscle forces each may use. It may be time to be evaluated by a hip specialist if you experience symptoms such as:
We want to understand where you’ve been with your hip injury or condition, what you’ve done to manage it, what your limitations are and the affect your condition has on the quality of your everyday life. Our initial patient evaluation starts with a detailed history, review of prior treatment records and physical examination. During the evaluation of your hip, diverse maneuvers and arcs of motion are performed to better gauge the symptomatic areas. X-rays and advanced imaging of the hip, including CT (computed tomography) and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans, are used to detect structural abnormalities, labral tears, hip fractures and other cartilage damage.
Diagnostic Expertise: Through collaborations with researchers in the Department of Radiology at the Wright Center of Innovation, Ohio State has developed advanced imaging techniques for the hip, including cartilage-imaging sequences. Preoperatively, our patients undergo a 3D CT scan of the hip joint, creating a picture of exactly what areas of the bone need to be corrected, allowing more precise surgical management.
Surgical Expertise: We are experts at reshaping, repairing and restoring the hip joint through such surgical techniques as hip arthroscopy and direct anterior total hip replacement. Our fellowship-trained hip preservation specialists are among the only surgeons in the region offering this innovative treatment option.
Research: Our Hip Preservation Division maintains a clinical outcomes database to capture pre-surgical, surgical and post-surgical data points so we can understand patient recovery and improve the future of patient care.
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