Atlanta Hip Impingement Treatment

The Atlanta orthopedic surgeons at Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians are your trusted leaders when it comes to state-of-the-art, effective hip impingement treatment. The hip joint is sometimes referred to as a “ball-and-socket” joint because the rounded top of the thighbone fits into a cup-like area within your pelvis. Normally, the ball glides smoothly within the socket, however, when problems with the ball or socket rim interfere with smooth motion, it can cause hip impingement. There are three basic types of hip impingements: cam impingements, pincer impingements and combined impingements. Hip impingement is believed to be a major cause of hip arthritis and can cause a variety of symptoms, including stiffness in the groin or front of the thigh and/or decreased range of motion. This condition is progressive in nature and tends to become worse over time.

As board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons, our doctors are highly trained and qualified to treat Cam, Pincer and combined hip impingements. Unlike the cookie cutter approach that is offered by many orthopedic surgeons, Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians offers a customized approach to hip treatment that is catered to each patient’s age, lifestyle, goals and activity level. Using the latest and most advanced methods and techniques, we help patients with hip impingement find relief from their symptoms, improved mobility and function and a better quality of life.

Cam Lesion Treatment

Our doctors and dedicated team are pleased to offer expert cam lesion, pincer impingement and combined impingement treatment to patients in Atlanta, Georgia and the surrounding areas. A cam lesion is a particular type of hip impingement that occurs when the femoral head is not round and cannot rotate smoothly inside the acetabulum. This type of impingement causes the cartilage within the hip joint to peel away from the bone. A Pincer impingement is a type of hip impingement that occurs when extra bone extends out over the normal rim of the acetabulum and causes the labrum to become crushed. A combined hip impingement occurs when both of these types of impingements are present.

As a part of a comprehensive treatment plan, Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians may recommend any combination of rest, physical therapy, exercises, lifestyle modifications, stem cell therapy and anti-inflammatory medications (oral or injected). When other, more conservative treatments have failed, hip Arthroscopy surgery, hip resurfacing or hip replacement surgery may be necessary. During years in training and in clinical practice, our orthopedic surgeons have performed a large number of hip Arthroscopy, hip replacement and hip resurfacing surgeries. Using these advanced surgical interventions, our doctors have helped countless patients with hip impingements find relief from their symptoms so they can return to an active and healthy lifestyle.

As with any of our surgical interventions or joint replacements, our patients benefit from patient-specific surgical blocks. Surgical blocks are individually created based on your pre-operative MRI, and provide us with an exact outline of your implant—ensuring proper fit, placement and optimal function for you.

Pincer Impingement

If you suffer from symptoms caused by a Pincer impingement, Cam impingement or combined hip impingement and are looking for effective treatment, please contact our Atlanta Hip Impingement Treatment Specialists or call our orthopedic practice today at (678) 752-7246 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to serving you with caring, customized orthopedic care.