Hip Preservation

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Early Detection and Treatment of Hip Pain in Young Adults

Healthy young adults with hip pain, or those who suffer frequent groin injuries, may have a small structural abnormality called a hip impingement. It is more common in boys, and occurs when the ball and socket of the hip joint do not fit together correctly. It can worsen as playing sports causes stress on a young athlete’s growing hips, and this can predispose him to injury. 

Chronic hip pain or frequent injury should always be evaluated by an orthopedic specialist to determine if an underlying structural problem exists and treatment is needed. 

We provide expert diagnosis and treatment of young adults with hip impingement or other hip and groin injuries.

Early detection enables adolescents to have the problem corrected before it gets worse. If hip impingement goes without treatment, some individuals may develop arthritis and require a hip replacement in their 50s or even earlier because of the repetitive damage to the area.

Most hip impingement procedures are performed in an outpatient setting, with no overnight stay required. 

To make an appointment with a Virtua orthopedic surgeon, call 888-847-8823.


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