Injection therapy alternatives to hip labrum arthroscopic surgery

We are getting many emails from people who are waiting for a hip arthroscopic surgery or trying to find other solutions. They have a lot of pain, mostly a dull nuisance type pain that climbs in intensity when they try to do sports or sometimes while simply walking. Many have a hip that clicks, locks,

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Golf, hip pain, hip surgery and hip replacement

Many golfers play as long as they can with a painful hip. Then one day the hip pain becomes severe enough that it is just not worth playing any more. As avid and recreational golfers, many people do not embark on surgery to get themselves back on the course. They get the surgeries because of

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How long do stem cell treatments last?

When a patient comes into our office and we have made a realistic determination that they are a stem cell candidate, the patient will often ask, “How long does the stem cell treatment last?” Most times I will have a good idea why they are asking the question. The reason is because nothing they have

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Treatment of Hip Osteoarthritis with Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections

We have long used bone marrow derived stem cells and Platelet Rich Plasma injections as effective and reliable treatments for the patient with hip osteoarthritis. When a patient comes into our office, the realistic expectation of effectiveness of treatment is confirmed by a physical examination and a patient history. Following the consultation we sit down

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Stem Cell and PRP Therapy for Hip Tendinitis – Tendinosis

Tendinitis occurs when a muscle is overused and pulls on the tendon that attaches it to the bone. In the hip, tendons perform an important role by keeping strong muscles attached to the femur (thighbone) as the legs move. Hip abductor tendon tears Hip abductor tendons are crucial for good gait and stability in the

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Hip Resurfacing. Is stem cell therapy a realistic option?

Many times a patient will come into our office with a stack of MRIs, a post-surgical report, and a promise that they were told that they could resume their running after a hip resurfacing procedure. Unfortunately for them, the surgery did not meet their expectations. Recently published research in the American Journal of Sports Medicine,

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Treating IT Band syndrome with Platelet Rich Plasma Injections

Knee pain is one of the most common problems we see at our institute. When it comes to a more active individual, there can be many knee pain causes. One possible cause is Iliotibial band syndrome or more often referred to as IT band syndrome. It is also commonly referred to by patients as “pain

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