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Alpert Medical School

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Ramin Tabaddor, MD

Ramin Tabaddor, MD – Director

Procedures

Hip Arthroscopy

Hip arthroscopy is a minimally invasive, orthopedic surgery where a physician inserts a tiny camera called an arthroscope through a small incision. The procedure allows physicians to examine the areas around the hip joint with the aid of this small camera, which helps them pinpoint the cause for discomfort and possibly allow them to treat certain hip-related conditions.

Cartilage Restoration

While traditional treatment methods have focused on physical therapy or arthroscopic procedures, advancements in technology have made cartilage restoration a viable alternative to restore functionality. Cartilage restoration procedures are especially appealing for individuals who play sports regularly.

Osteotomy

Derotational Osteotomy is a type of surgical procedure that is performed to address femur head abnormalities. Physicians will typically cut into the bone in order to realign the top of the thigh bone to a more anatomically correct position that allows the bone and socket to function as it should.

Therapeutic Injections

Whereas traditional orthopedic surgery treats a wide range of conditions through surgical procedures, therapeutic injections involve image-guided injections of orthobiologics that can help ligaments, muscles, bone and cartilage heal at a faster rate.

Conditions

Sports Hernia

A sports hernia (athletic pubalgia) is a soft tissue injury that occurs in the lower abdomen as a result of strenuous activities that involve aggressive twisting and turning.

Individuals playing in sports such as football, hockey, soccer or tennis are more likely to experience a sports hernia than the rest of the general population.

Hip Osteoarthritis

The hip bones are an essential component of the musculoskeletal system that are responsible for supporting the weight of people when they are standing, walking or running.  Over the span of several decades, the hip takes several shocks that slowly wear the cartilage around these load-bearing joints. The loss of cartilage in this area may eventually lead to hip osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease. Osteoarthritis of the hip can cause pain and stiffness, and limit a patient’s mobility.

Ischiofemoral Impingement

Ischiofemoral impingement is a condition associated with pain in the hips, buttocks or groin. Pain usually stems from the growth of a bone along the ischium or lessor trochanter, or both, that narrow the naturally occurring space between both of the bones. The bone spurs can then cause the hip region to no longer fit as they should, causing pain to patients when their hips are in motion.

Iliotibial Band Syndrome

The syndrome results from inflammation or irritation to the iliotibial band, a strong band of tissue that runs alongside the thigh and knee. Athletes and people who are involved in activities that require repetitive knee flexion and extension are more likely to develop this condition. While there are non-surgical treatment options available, patients who have persistent pain after exhausting those options may find pain relief and increased mobility through an ITB release procedure.

Trochanteric Bursitis

When people engage in strenuous activities that revolve around repetitive motions such as long-distance running, people increase their odds of sustaining an injury along the greater trochanter (the area on the side of the hip).

The key areas that surround the upper side of the hip include the trochanteric bursa, the gluteus medius muscle and the iliotibial band. The overuse of these important structures may cause them to become inflamed or what is called trochanteric bursitis. The most common symptom for this type of inflammation is usually some degree of pain.

Labral Tears

Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) or labral tears is a hip condition that, if left untreated, can cause damage to joints, limit pelvic movement, and ultimately cause patients pain.The pain stems from the femoral head not perfectly aligning with the acetabulum socket, which when rubbed together over a long period of time ends up ‘tearing’ the protective layer of labrum (cartilage that lines the socket).