Hip – Nonsurgical and Surgical Options

I am Dr. Frank McCormick and I am a hip specialist. I see patient’s complaining of hip pain all the time particularly pain when they are sitting down, pain that goes into the groin or to the back. For pain that does not let them do the things that they enjoy. The possible causes of hip pain include labral tears, or early cartilage wear, , or femoroacetabular impingement. The treatment options include physical therapy, ultrasound-guided cortisone injections in the office, stem cell treatments from the patient’s own fat cells or bone marrow and finally when all those fails, hip arthroscopy to address the labral tears and early cartilage wear.

Georgiy Brusovanik, M.D.

How to Know If You Need A Hip Arthroscopy

You know you’re as young as you feel – and you feel years younger. Unfortunately, your hip hasn’t received the memo. Your hip pain has made it tough for you to go out and enjoy your usual activities. It even wakes you up in the middle of the night.

While you’re looking for answers to your hip pain, you’re not sure if you need hip arthroscopy surgery. After all, it’s a big surgery – how do you know if it’s the right answer to your hip pain?

Frank McCormick, MD, an orthopedic surgeon with offices in Miami, Palm County and Orlando Florida, specializes in sports medicine and biologic joint preservation. Dr. McCormick recommends that clients schedule a hip arthroscopy consultation with their orthopedic surgeons if they experience the following symptoms:

  • Your hip pain is waking you up in the middle of the night. As soon as your hip pain starts interfering with your sleep cycle, you’ll want to immediately make an appointment with your doctor.
  • Your hip pain has made it difficult for you to do the activities that you once enjoyed. For example, if you were once an avid walker and can no longer sustain the same level of activity, you might need a hip arthroscopy.
  • Your hip pain is making it hard for you to do necessary functions. If you find yourself having trouble getting in and out of chairs, sitting for a prolonged period of time.
  • If you’ve tried other treatments – and haven’t experienced any long-term relief from your hip pain – a hip arthroscopy might be the right answer.

Hip arthroscopy that requires a confident decision. If you haven’t tried more conservative treatments yet – or you’re still able to enjoy and perform normal activities – a hip arthroscopy is not right for you. However, you can still schedule an appointment to determine preventative treatments and therapies for your hip.

If any of the symptoms listed in this article sound familiar, schedule a consultation with Dr. McCormick at his practices in Miami, Palm County and Orlando Florida. With his guidance, you can help determine if a hip arthroscopy surgery can provide you with the relief you need.