A number of recent studies have reported good short-term results following arthroscopic hip surgery. Most of these studies find that people who undergo hip arthroscopy have good pain relief in the months and years to follow surgical treatment.
One cause of hip-joint pain is called femoroacetabular impingement(FAI). This condition is often thought to be an early precursor to hip-joint arthritis and is characterized by the formation of bone spurs that surround the ball and socket hip joint. One of the treatments for FAI is to remove the bone spurs that surround the hip joint, a procedure called an osteoplasty.
Osteoporosis is common in patients undergoing total joint arthroplasty (TJA), yet the condition is often undertreated, according to a study published in the July issue of the Journal of Arthroplasty.
Many patients who have these debilitating symptoms because of hip arthritis will elect to undergo total hip replacement surgery. However, total hip replacement is not without its own risks and concerns, and therefore many patients wonder if there are alternatives to hip replacement.
In the past, just about any hip pain symptom was attributed to a "muscle strain" type of injury. While this is a common cause of hip pain in athletes, we are learning more and more about other causes of hip pain that can sideline a player from the action.