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Woman With Ballet-Induced Hip Pain Diagnosed and Treated by Dr. Wolff

2017-05-17T18:11:53+00:00

One of Dr. Wolff’s patients, Annie Karp, 41, was recently featured in a The Washington Post article on hip impingement. Karp had experienced constant hip pain for 11 months and had been examined by six doctors who were unable to diagnose her problem before she finally consulted with Dr. Wolff

Woman With Ballet-Induced Hip Pain Diagnosed and Treated by Dr. Wolff2017-05-17T18:11:53+00:00

Hip Labral Reconstruction

2016-11-28T23:16:34+00:00

Last month I gave a talk titled Hip Labral Reconstruction at UT Houston’s 59th Annual Edward T. Smith Orthopaedic Lectureship.  I outlined the history of, rationale for and evidence behind arthroscopic hip labral reconstruction. I showed a technique that I created and reviewed the results I have had with it.

Before delving

Hip Labral Reconstruction2016-11-28T23:16:34+00:00

Why Physical Therapy Is So Important After Hip Surgery

2015-12-14T15:45:54+00:00

Physical therapy is a vital component to recovery after hip surgery. Your therapist will help guide you to avoid re-injury of the hip. The goal of physical therapy is to:

  1. Diminish pain and inflammation
  2. Protecting integrity of repaired tissue and muscles surrounding hip joint
  3. Restore ROM within restrictions and preventing re-injury
  4. Prevent muscular inhibition

PRICE

Why Physical Therapy Is So Important After Hip Surgery2015-12-14T15:45:54+00:00

Why Yoga is Good and Bad for Athletic Hip Injuries

2016-11-28T23:16:35+00:00

Generally speaking, yoga can be good for some hip surgery patients and not so good for others.  On the plus side, yoga can be very relaxing, loosen up muscles, and increase flexibility. Furthermore, if yoga poses are done correctly some hip pain might be relieved, especially if the hip joint is tight or sore. Yoga

Why Yoga is Good and Bad for Athletic Hip Injuries2016-11-28T23:16:35+00:00

Why Provider Participation Status With Insurance Shouldn’t Matter When Contemplating Hip Arthroscopy

2016-11-28T23:16:35+00:00

I know what you’re probably thinking. You read this article’s title and immediately wanted to call my bluff. How dare I suggest that insurance doesn’t matter, especially in the case of an expensive procedure such as hip arthroscopy?

Bear with me.

First, keep in mind that I am referring to provider participation status,

Why Provider Participation Status With Insurance Shouldn’t Matter When Contemplating Hip Arthroscopy2016-11-28T23:16:35+00:00

Arthritis and Hip Arthroscopy

2015-12-21T23:28:07+00:00

In my practice, we get a lot of questions about arthritis and hip arthroscopy.  Although arthritis is very common, it’s not really that well understood. The term “arthritis” refers to joint pain or joint disease, and there are more than 100 types of arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common type,

Arthritis and Hip Arthroscopy2015-12-21T23:28:07+00:00

What does “out of network” or “non-participating” mean?

2016-11-28T23:16:35+00:00

Today we will try to dispel common misconceptions and settle fears regarding out-of-network providers and explain why you shouldn’t be so afraid of going to see one.

The first major misconception regarding out-of-network or non-participating providers is that they only accept patients willing and able to pay cash for the services they

What does “out of network” or “non-participating” mean?2016-11-28T23:16:35+00:00

The 5 Most Important Things to Know When Having Hip Arthroscopy

2016-11-28T23:16:35+00:00

Here are the five most important things to know when having hip arthroscopy.

1. PT is vital to recovery from a hip arthroscopy surgery

Rest is very important when recovering from a hip arthroscopy. Knowing what you can and cannot do is vital when going to PT while performing certain exercises. Use

The 5 Most Important Things to Know When Having Hip Arthroscopy2016-11-28T23:16:35+00:00

Fluoroscopy in Hip Arthroscopy

2016-11-28T23:16:35+00:00

Fluoroscopy is an important tool to facilitate hip arthroscopy, from initial joint access to real time assessment of bony decompression. Surgeons typically underestimate the amount of radiation exposure during fluoroscopic-guided hip arthroscopy.

The medical records were reviewed of 100 patients who underwent hip arthroscopy for labral injuries and FAI between January 2010 and January

Fluoroscopy in Hip Arthroscopy2016-11-28T23:16:35+00:00

Use of 3-D fluoroscopy in the treatment of developmental dislocation of the hip

2016-11-28T23:16:35+00:00

Confirming reduction of a developmental dislocation of the hip (DDH) through a spica cast is an imaging challenge. Computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and ultrasound have been advocated.1-11 Each of these modalities has its benefits and drawbacks. Ultrasound allows the hip to be visualized in the operating room but is operator-dependent and requires cutting a

Use of 3-D fluoroscopy in the treatment of developmental dislocation of the hip2016-11-28T23:16:35+00:00