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.
Physicians may recommend an interventional procedure depending on the severity of a particular condition. Some of the biomaterials that promote regeneration and are typically used in these procedures include platelet-rich plasma, stem cells, and hyaluronic acid.
These materials are implanted with the aid of various imaging techniques. Relying on the advancements in technology, physicians are able to pinpoint areas of the hip in need of repair using x-ray images, ultrasound images, and CT scans.
Areas of the body that may be treated by an interventionist include:
- The hip joints
- The sacroiliac joint (SI joint)
- The iliopsoas bursa
- The pubic symphysis
- The pubic tubercle
- The adductor longus
- Nerve blocks (lateral femoral cutaneous nerve, Ilioinguinal nerve, genitofemoral nerve, iliohypogastric nerve)
If you have any questions, a physician at the Hip Preservation Institute can help you determine whether an interventional procedure is right for you.