Hip preservation surgery includes a comprehensive group of surgical techniques which repair damage to the injured hip joint and correct underlying bony deformity causing hip pain. Common conditions include labral tears, FAI (Femoroacetabular impingement), and hip dysplasia. Hip arthroscopy has become the most common form of treatment and allows for minimally invasive treatment (2-3 one cm incisions) of many hip disorders. Other common treatments include the PAO (periacetabular osteotomy), proximal femoral osteotomy, and surgical hip dislocation. Dr. Nepple and his team offer a comprehensive approach to pre-arthritic hip disorders in order to maximize the outcomes of these interventions.
Dr. Nepple specializes in pediatric and adolescent sports medicine, and is the Director of the Washington University and St. Louis Children's Young Athlete Center. He has clinical interests in adolescent and young adult hip disorders, including femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), labral tears and slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) with a specific focus on minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques for the treatment of hip disorders.
Surgical Treatment of Femoroacetabular Impingement: Hip Arthroscopy Versus Surgical Hip Dislocation
Surgical treatment of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) continues to evolve and is most commonlyapproached with either hip arthroscopy (HA) or surgical dislocation (SD) of the hip... Read More
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