Hip Injuries

Hip Injuries

Hip injuries can range from minor to very complex. Common hip injuries treated by the Temple Sports Medicine team include:

Treatments for hip injuries include:

  • Hip arthroscopy – This procedure is performed by inserting a tiny camera, called an arthroscope, through a small incision in the skin. The arthroscope displays images on a monitor to help guide the surgeon in using miniature surgical instruments to examine or repair the tissue inside or around the hip joint. Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that is often done on an outpatient basis and can offer less risk of complications, quicker recovery times and less scarring than open surgery.
  • Labral/FAI surgery – Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is a condition where the bones of the hip rub against each other and cause damage to the joint. A labral tear occurs when the labrum, a soft tissue that surrounds the hip socket, is damaged through injury, osteoarthritis, or FAI. Both conditions can usually be treated with arthroscopic hip surgery.
  • Tendon repair – Tendons are the soft, band-like tissues that connect muscles to bone. If a tendon is torn or damaged, surgery may be required to repair it.
  • Physical therapy – This non-invasive approach to care uses specially designed exercises and equipment to treat orthopaedic disease and injury. Physical therapy can help patients regain or improve their physical abilities and is often the first line of treatment used at Temple Sports Medicine.
  • Injections – Corticosteroid and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are two of the most common injections used in orthopaedics. Corticosteroids are anti-inflammatory medications that can offer fast-acting pain relief of inflamed joints and tendons. PRP injections use a portion of the patient’s own blood to aid in the healing process of the soft tissue within the joint.

Eric P. Kropf, MD - Hip Arthroscopy

Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Eric Kropf, MD, provides an overview of hip arthroscopy and explains how hip injuries are treated at Temple.

Eric Kropf, MD, Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine at Temple, discusses hip injuries and provides an overview of hip arthroscopy a minimally invasive technique available at Temple.

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