Kelechi R. Okoroha, M.D. , orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, talks with Jonathan D. Barlow, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, about recent growth in the understanding of hip impingement — abnormal contact between the femoral head and the acetabulum — which has led to evolution of treatment algorithms. He indicates that hip impingement continues to be diagnosed at increasing rates.
To treat this condition, Mayo Clinic hip specialists may start with physical therapy, NSAIDs and injections to determine if surgery is necessary. If surgery is pursued, treatment involves comprehensive management of all hip-related structures whenever possible, including labral repair, femoral neck osteochondroplasty, acetabuloplasty and capsular closure. Dr. Okoroha also explains three potential categories of hip impingement origin as well as how treatment may at times differ by patient age.
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