Hip Surgery or Arthroscopy

By Ehren Allen, Certified Manual Therapist/Physical Therapist

Hip Surgery or Arthroscopy

Hip Arthroscopy is a highly specialized and technically demanding procedure. This should be done by surgeons with extensive experience. Some conditions, which we were previously not able to treat or had to have the major open surgery.  These can now be done by using this technique. It is a useful diagnostic tool in investigation of hip pain.

Treatment of Labral Tears of the Hip

The decision to remove labral tissue is based upon the location, chronicity, and vascularity of the injured fibrocartilage. These attempts are to preserve as much healthy labral tissue as possible.

Hip Labrum Tear

Hip Labral Tears.

Labral Debridement of the Hip

If the quality of the labral tissue is poor  (erythematous or ossified) we perform a debridement of the labrum. This uses a rotating shaver in the joint that is able to “shave” the beat up labrum. Also, with the use of a suction, we remove any fragments in the joint.

Labral Refixation

If the quality of the labral tissue is adequate, we place the anchor into the bone (acetabular rim). The suture attaches to the anchor which is then fed around the labral tissue and tied into place to the acetabulum. We do use a bio-absorbable suture anchor versus metal for this repair. The goal of this refixation procedure is for the torn labrum to scar down to the acetabulum and remain there once the suture dissolves.

Several Approaches To Treating Hip Pain With JOI Physical Therapy

Despite hip pain being a common complaint amongst all people, there are a few easy forms of physical therapy which can help. Some exercises we use are core strength and stability to treat and prevent pain in the hips. Ergonomic education is instrumental in treating hip pain, as the source of most of the pain comes from how people sit and/or stand for long periods of time. Lastly and perhaps most importantly is keeping up with your health. Weight loss and a healthy BMI are usual recommendations in the treatment of hip pain.


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JOI Physicians continue to offer online new patient appointments. This is another option to make it more convenient to make new patient appointments with less phone hold times. Follow the link below to select your JOI MD and schedule online.

You can still call 904-JOI-2000 to make new patient JOI Physician Appointments if that is your preference.

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By: Ehren Allen, Certified Manual Therapist/Physical Therapist

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