Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) is a condition in which the bony structure of the hip joint impinges (or contacts) itself during certain motions of the hip. This repetitive impingement can lead to hip labral tears over time. This bony structure can be corrected with hip arthroscopic surgery to prevent impingement from occurring.Recommended Link
Hamstring injuries are the most common muscle injury in thigh. A "pulled" hamstring is a strain or tear in the muscles or tendons. This injury typically occur during accelerating-deceleration and high-speed running activities, such as basketball, football, and track and field. The best way to prevent hamstring injuries are to maintain flexibility and strength of the hamstring musclesRecommended Link
The hip labrum functions as a bumper around the hip socket. Injury or repetitive movement of the hip can cause damage or tearing of the labrum. A hip labral tear often results in pain deep in the groin and/or a "catching" sentation in the hip. Labral tears that do not improve with rest, physical therapy and antiinflammatory medications can be treated with hip arthroscopic surgery.Recommended Link
If your hip has been damaged by arthritis, common activities such as walking or getting in and out of a chair may be painful and difficult. By replacing your diseased hip joint with an artificial joint, hip replacement surgery can relieve your pain, increase motion, and help you get back to enjoying normal, everyday activities.Recommended Link
For younger, more active people needing a hip replacement, total hip resurfacing may be a good alternative. The procedure is more bone conserving. It may be better suited for the younger more active high demand patient as it permits a full return to normal activity.Recommended Link
Injury such as fall or fracture to the hip joint can lead to traumatic arthritis is a form of arthritis that is caused from blunt, penetrating, or repeated trauma to the joint. Traumatic arthritis can cause damage to the articular cartilage of the hip leading to pain.Recommended Link
The snapping sensation about the hip results from the movement of a muscle or tendon (the tough, fibrous tissue that connects muscle to bone) over hip's bony structure. Snapping hip is usually painless but can be annoying. Young athletes and dancers frequently experience snapping hip.Recommended Link
In this segment of Ask The Surgeon, Dr Mason talks about ankle fractures and how impressed he is with the ankle joint and the tremendous amount of force it withstands over time versus its size.
Todd Havener, MD and Howard Barker, MD along with retired EBJ doctor Clay Wertheimer, have discussions on knee, hand and shoulder surgeries.
We see stress fractures in runners for long distance running because of the miles put in. Doctor Mason explains what a stress fracture is.