The hip is a ball-and-socket joint that normally glides smoothly, but if there is a deformity of the ball or the socket, it can cause hip impingement, or femoro acetabular impingement. To relieve pain, rest, physical therapy, and pain medications are first recommended to treat hip impingement. However, if nonsurgical treatment fails, surgery may be appropriate. If the hip cartilage is not too damaged, the surgeon can reshape the ball or socket, relieving the impingement. A technique that the surgeon may also use is called microfracture, which includes cutting away damaged cartilage and making tiny fractures in the bone so new cartilage can grow. If cartilage is severely damaged where it cannot be repaired, a hip replacement may be the only option to relieve pain.
Hip impingement repair surgery is offered at Triangle Orthopaedics. To learn more about this procedure and how we can provide the best treatment for your condition, please contact us.
Sport Medical Service – Knee
Sport Medical Service – Shoulder
Sport Medical Service – Elbow
Sport Medical Service – Foot & Ankle
Sport Medical Service – Hip
Sport Medicine Treatment – Multiple Joints
"Being able to access your Orthopedic Urgent Care on a Saturday was a God-send. It was wonderful to avoid an ER. Thank you all so much for being open on Saturdays and after hours, Monday through Friday."