About Hip Pain and Hip Arthroscopy

Professional athletes, recreational athletes, dancers, runners and many other young and active individuals commonly experience hip pain. Until recently, hip pain in younger patients often went misdiagnosed, but over the last several years the identification and treatment of hip injuries in the young, active patient population has greatly increased. Still, many patients live through their hip pain for a long time before seeking treatment. Hip pain can be brought on gradually from a mechanical dysfunction or repetitive movement or can also occur as a result of a trauma to the hip, like a sporting injury, fall or car accident. Common symptoms are groin pain, pain after sitting for long periods of time, catching or clicking in the hip joint, stiffness and limited range of motion in the hip joint, pain in the buttocks and low back, and pain that gets worse with increased activity.

Dr. Ellis has dedicated his practice in Columbus, Ohio to helping patients resume their sport activities in addition to an active, pain free lifestyle. He has extensive experience completing many procedures through small incisions by using a small camera inside the hip joint. The camera guides joint repairs and joint reshaping and causes minimal damage to the surrounding soft tissues and muscles in the hip. This minimally invasive surgery, called Hip Arthroscopy, reduces patient rehabilitation time and also reduces the risk of complications associated with the larger incision approach. By reshaping and restoring the natural anatomy of the hip joint, patients have a quicker recovery and a greater chance of avoiding early arthritis, related hip conditions and total hip replacements.

Hip Arthroscopy is designed to get patients back to their active lifestyle quickly and safely. The best candidates for hip arthroscopy are typically patients who are less than 65 years old who do not have arthritis in their hip joint. The most common procedures performed with Hip Arthroscopy are:

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