This procedure is when keyhole surgery is performed on the hip to repair a painful torn labrum (seal in the hip) and also to improve the shape of the bony parts of the hip in an effort to prevent further damage to the labrum and articular cartilage (smooth gliding surface of the hip).​

Hip Surgeries/Conditions

Hip Arthroscopy and Labral Repair​

The posterior approach is traditionally the most common approach used to perform total hip replacement.

In posterior hip replacement, the surgeon makes the hip incision at the back of the hip close to the buttocks. The incision is placed so the abductor muscles, the major walking muscles, are not cut.

Hip Replacement - Posterior approach

A hip replacement is a surgical procedure whereby the hip joint gets replaced with a metal and polyethylene or ceramic prostheses.  (See video animation)  The anterior approach is when the surgery are done from the front of the hip, and preserve all muscle attachment to bone.  This results in a more stable hip with less early (first 6 weeks) discomfort as compared to other more traditional approaches.

Hip Replacement - Anterior Approach​

The iliopsoas muscle is a combination of 2 muscles, the psoas arising from the front of the spine and then combining with the iliacus muscle in the front of the pelvis to form a tendon that inserts on the thigh bone.​

Iliopsoas Tendon Release

Gluteal tendinopathy

Gluteal tendon repair 

Gluteal tendon repair surgery is when the torn tendons of Gluteus medius and or Gluteus minimus gets repaired back to bone.  Torn Gluteal tendons typically causes pain on the side of your hip with a significant limb as these are the muscles that hold your pelvis stable during walking. 

 

Gluteal tendinopathy is what used to be known as Trochanteric bursitis.  Typically causes pain on the side of your hip, making it difficult to lie on that side, walk up stairs, or just normal walking too.  Very common in ladies around 40 years and older, but affect anyone. 

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