Man Climbs 23,000 ft. Mountain and Plans to Run a Marathon Following Labral Tear Repair

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

Luigi Laraia

I met Dr. Wolff in December 2013 and was quickly diagnosed a hip labral tear with cam impingement. I decided to go ahead with labral tear repair surgery which he performed in April 2014. After 4 weeks on crutches and small steps forward, I started an intense 6-month period

Man Climbs 23,000 ft. Mountain and Plans to Run a Marathon Following Labral Tear Repair2016-11-28T23:16:34+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

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