In a recent study, it was found that hip arthroscopy and the costs associated with recovery are more cost-effective than avoiding surgery through conservative management. Surgery and the costs associated with surgery can be scary, so patients are often hopeful that they can avoid surgery all together through months
“What happens if Dr. Wolff gets in there and finds out that my labrum is more torn than we thought? Will he still fix it?” This question is probably the number one question we are asked in the office during initial surgical consultation. In many fields of orthopaedics, surgery can
I have been an avid triathlete and runner since high school. I ran track and cross-country in both high school and college and completed in three half Ironmans before the age of twenty. However, my last year of college, I began experiencing severe hip pain that
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
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.
Why Provider Participation Status With Insurance Shouldn’t Matter When Contemplating Hip ArthroscopyDr. Andrew Wolff2016-11-28T23:16:35+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,
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,
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
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