Hip Pain

Hip pain refers to discomfort or soreness experienced in the hip region, commonly caused by a variety of underlying conditions. These may include osteoarthritis, bursitis, muscle strains, fractures, or referred pain from the lower back or pelvis.

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Should You Get Surgery to “Fix” Hip FAI? A Test of Construct Validity

If you read this blog, you know that I often write about what I experience on a day-to-day basis as a clinician. This weekend a hip surgeon on Linkedin and I went back and forth on the topic of why so many people without pain have FAI on their imaging and whether that means that…read more

How Good are Hip X-rays and MRIs In Diagnosing the Cause of Hip Pain?

Imaging by itself is often useless in determining why someone has pain. Despite that fact, patients often believe the opposite, that their x-ray or MRI study is a critical tool for making the diagnosis of why their knee or hip hurts. Today we’ll explore research showing that hip x-rays and MRIs are often awful at…read more

Periacetabular Osteotomy: Should You Get Hip PAO Surgery?

You find out after a visit to the local orthopedic surgeon’s office that you or your young adult has hip dysplasia. One of the treatments offered is a surgery called PAO. You frantically search the Internet to figure out what that is and whether it’s a good choice. So today let’s explore hip PAO surgery.…read more

Treating an Acetabular Cyst and Healing the Hip Socket

On this page: What Is an Acetabular Cyst? How Are Acetabular Cysts Usually Treated? Donna’s Treatment Journey and MRI Results I love to post great stories about how interventional orthobiologics has changed people’s lives. That includes keeping aging athletes doing what they love. Today I’ll go over some great results from a patient with hip…read more

Does PRP Work to Treat SI Joint Pain?

The addition of Orthobiologics to Interventional Pain Management changes the playing field, but only if you recognize that these substances allow for a different type of treatment paradigm. Today we’ll highlight a study that shows that issue and go over the evidence behind PRP and SI joint pain. Let’s dig in. What Is the SI…read more

How Well Do Hip Replacements Work? New Research Raises Questions…

You can’t watch TV or cruise the Internet without seeing ads for Hip Replacement surgery where you see active people doing everything from riding bikes to climbing mountains. Heck, these ads are even on the buses where I live. However, how realistic is that? Today we’ll focus on new Hip Replacement research that doesn’t really…read more

SI Joint Fusion Complications? Why Are We Doing this to Patients?

One of the biggest issues I see is how easily interventional pain physicians have been lured in by quasi-spine surgeries that they know are bad for their patients. A case in point is SI fusion. Let’s dig into SI joint fusion complications through a case posted on LinkedIn. What Is the SI Joint? The acronym…read more

Ask Dr. C Episode 18: Spondylolisthesis and Hip/Knee Pain

I like today’s question because it brings up a critical low back and hip/knee connection. So let’s dive in as I work my way through the holiday edition of “Ask Dr. C”. The Question I have Spondylolisthesis in my lower back which is now starting to cause pain in my left hip and knee as…read more
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