December 14, 2018
Dr. Drew Burleson is a fellowship trained orthopedic sports medicine surgeon who brings specialized training in hip arthroscopy to Dayton, OH. Although many of his cases do not require surgery, in the event that a surgical procedure is the best course of action Dr. Burleson and his team try to use minimally invasive techniques.
Hip arthroscopy is a cutting edge, minimally invasive option for patients suffering from common conditions such as:
- Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI)
- Muscle and tendon tears
- Snapping hip syndrome
- Labral damage
- Bone spurs
- Floating fragments in the joint
Arthroscopic treatments, also called “scopes” allow a surgeon to operate inside of a joint without a large incision. To put it succinctly, hip arthroscopy is a great alternative to open surgery. The doctor performs the procedure using a cannula with interchangeable tools and a camera to perform the surgery without opening the joint up.
This type of treatment has several big advantages for the patient. First, it allows the doctor to perform the surgery without damaging healthy tissue. This preserves undamaged areas of the hip joint and reduces the amount of scar tissue, since there are no major incisions—hip arthroscopy incisions are usually around two inches. Second, it reduces the likelihood of infections since the incisions are so small and because the joint was never opened up. Third, it is a much faster procedure. For a procedure like removing bone spurs, a skilled surgeon can perform several hip arthroscopies in the time it takes to perform a single open surgery.
If you are suffering from a hip injury or chronic condition, and you are looking for high quality treatment options near Dayton, OH, Dr. Drew Burleson may be able to help. He will provide you with a comprehensive review of your medical records and a thorough exam to recommend the best treatment option.
If surgical intervention is required to treat your hip pain, Dr. Burleson brings additional training in hip arthroscopy to ensure you can return to the activities you love as soon as possible.