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Hip pain or limited hip mobility in your younger years can develop into debilitating arthritis if left untreated, eventually requiring hip replacement surgery to repair it. Unfortunately, until now, effective minimally invasive treatments to correct more minor hip problems in younger patients have not been widely available. Kayal Orthopaedic Center is changing this, helping to prevent joint replacement surgeries for people in and around Bergen County, NJ.
When your hip is compromised by developmental, congenital or acquired hip deformities, you need a team with specialized training, unmatched skills and extensive experience in sophisticated hip preservation techniques. The goal of hip preservation is to prolong the lifespan of your hip joints and prevent the progression of arthritis. It is a pro-active course of treatment that can delay (and sometimes even eliminate) the need for hip replacement surgery in the future.
At our practice in Bergen County, NJ, we are proud to have Dr. Victor Ortiz, a highly respected expert in hip preservation, serving as our chief of hip services. Dr. Ortiz, along with Dr. Robert A. Kayal, founder and CEO, are masters in innovative hip preservation treatments and therapies. This specialization is so rare, many doctors do not know the options available for young patients with hip problems or to which experts to refer them.
Hip preservation efforts can be particularly helpful for young athletes who are plagued with potentially career-ending hip problems and adults under 50 years of age. However, our team focuses less on age and more on each patient’s unique health situation when deciding whether hip preservation is the wise course of treatment vs. hip replacement surgery. No matter what your age, don’t rule out these treatments until our team evaluates you. Some of the factors your specialist will consider to determine whether you are a candidate for hip preservation treatments are: your age, level of activity and degree of articular cartilage damage.
Hip preservation efforts can be highly successful when a patient is dealing with the following conditions: hip labral tears, femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), avascular necrosis, cartilage injury, femoral head fractures, hip dysplasia, osteonecrosis, osteoporosis, Perthes deformities and numerous sports injuries.
Our team will explore nonsurgical options first, including rest, activity modification, physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medication and corticosteroid injections.
Our specialists in Bergen County, NJ, are highly skilled in the following hip preservation therapies and treatments:
Hip arthroscopy: This is a minimally invasive procedure that allows your surgeon to access your hip using several small incisions instead of a large incision made during open surgery. Hip arthroscopy is used to treat a number of conditions, including:
Core decompression: During this procedure, your surgeon drills into the area of dead bone near the joint, reducing pressure, allowing for increased blood flow and slowing (or stopping) destruction of the bone and/or joint. The procedure is commonly used to treat:
Surgical hip dislocation: Your hip joint is located deep within your body and is difficult to access because of the variety of muscles and tissues surrounding and supporting it. Our elite surgeons have mastered surgical hip dislocation to treat larger deformities that hip arthroscopy cannot tackle. This procedure gives your surgeon greater access to your hip joint for certain procedures, including labral tears, osteotomies, osteochondroplasty (reshaping of the hip socket) and acetabuloplasty (reshaping of the femoral head). It can be used to treat these hip issues:
Discover the advantages
Our innovative hip preservation techniques can help prevent the progression of arthritis and are aimed at delaying or eliminating the need for hip replacement surgery. Many of our surgical procedures, including hip arthroscopy, are minimally invasive, which can result in shorter procedures, minimal blood loss, no overnight hospital stay, faster recovery times and less scarring.
We have several convenient locations in Bergen County, NJ: Franklin Lakes, Glen Rock, Westwood, Paramus, Garfield, Paterson, North Bergen and Montvale (coming in 2020), along with our Stony Point, NY, location. Call us at 844.777.0910 or contact us here on the web to schedule your appointment.