Labral Hip Repair in Specialist in New Jersey
The labrum of the hip is a fibrous rim of cartilage that encompasses the hip socket and crucial normal everyday function. One of its main functions is to help keep the thigh bone inside of the hip socket, which improves the stability of the hip joint. A hip labral tear is largely caused by injury, typically from athletic events that require constant pivoting or repeated hip flexion.
Acute pain at the front of the hip and near the groin is the most common sign of a hip labral tear. If you also experience either clicking, locking or catching of the hip joint, you may also have suffered a tear. Other common symptoms of a hip labral tear may include stiffness of the hip joint, instability in the hip, and a radiation of pain to other parts of the leg.
Surgical Repair Options
Hip Arthroscopy is the most common type of surgery for hip labral repair. During this surgery an arthroscope – a small fiber-optic camera – is used to see the inside of the hip joint and repair the torn labrum. Using the projected image from the fiber-optic arthroscope, our surgeons are able to fully repair your hip labrum, also called a labral refixation. If for some reason the labrum cannot be fully repaired, our surgeons will use the arthroscope to remove the labrum from the hip.
Non-Surgical Repair Options
Physical therapy is the most commonly used non-surgical treatment for a hip labral tear. The physical therapist will examine the hip joint and medical records and create a recovery plan based unique based on you. Another non-surgical repair option is to use a SERF strap, or Stability through External Rotation of the Femur. This thin elastic band is used to pull the hip into external rotation, which helps hip control and the movement of your legs during activities.
Although there are both surgical and non-surgical options to a hip labral tear, surgery is more common than not, accompanied with non-surgical rehabilitation options. If you are diagnosed with a hip labral tear and are a candidate for surgery, visit the experienced physicians at New Jersey Orthopaedic Institute. At NJOI, our surgeons are leaders for all orthopedic and sports medicine services within the Garden State. Contact one of our North Jersey locations today to get started on your rehabilitation process.
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Vincent K. McInerney, M.D.
Founding member, Vincent K. McInerney, M.D., graduated from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in 1977 with honors as one of the top medical students in his class.
Anthony Festa, M.D.
Dr. Anthony Festa is an orthopaedic surgeon in his seventh year of practice at the New Jersey Orthopaedic Institute.
Anthony J. Scillia, M.D.
Anthony J. Scillia M.D. is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with subspecialty certification in sports medicine.
Robert M. Palacios, M.D.
SPORTS MEDICINE PHYSICIAN
Dr. Robert Palacios is board-certified and fellowship trained, and has been specializing in outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine for over two decades.
Craig Wright, M.D.
ORTHOPAEDIC TRAUMA SURGEON
Craig Wright, MD joins New Jersey Orthopaedic Institute by way of Totowa, NJ where he was born and raised.
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