The source of the hip pain could be damaged cartilage, scar tissue, a labral tear or FAI (Femoroacetabular impingement). These are common conditions in athletes, but the ability to diagnose and treat them has advanced. Fortunately, a new hip treatment is gaining much popularity because of its great outcomes.
Hip Arthroscopy (or hip scope) is a state-of-the-art way to treat many common hip problems. Through tiny holes, the surgeon uses a camera and small surgical tools to repair the area. Large incisions are not necessary! This minimally invasive surgery results in much less surrounding tissue damage and pain. Patients typically recover faster and find it easier to return to sports and activities.
To watch a video on Labral Tears of the hip, click HERE.
To watch a video on Hip Arthroscopy, click HERE.
Considered a leader in hip arthroscopy, board certified orthopaedic surgeon Bourck Cashmore, M.D., is with the Arthritis and Fracture Care Center at Northern Arizona Orthopaedics. Dr. Cashmore is one of few surgeons in Arizona specializing in this advanced surgery.
To schedule a visit with Dr. Cashmore or a member of his team at the Arthritis and Fracture Care Center, call 928-774-7757 or request an appointment online HERE.
Bourck Cashmore, M.D.
Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
Specializing in Joint Care, Repair and Replacement