The concept of hip preservation is to treat conditions of the hip as an alternative before hip replacement where we try and preserve the hip joint. There is a subset of patients who also may have coexisting or separate groin injury that can be related to their hip symptoms.
A typical patient that we will see is an older patient who would still like to be active but they developing disabling hip pain. We can help those patients by first, understanding where their problem is in their hip with comprehensive examination. We then share with the patient their options that they have. This could be non-surgical options including therapy, rehabilitative methods, to minimally invasive techniques called Hip Arthroscopy, to delay or avoid a hip replacement surgery. This will allow the patient to get back to their activities that they would like to do. And that’s the joy of what we do at the Hip Preservation Center, is to see these athletes returning back to their sport.