The treatment approach depends on the symptoms experienced by the patient, the age and activity level of the patient, the pattern of the lesions, and the presence of arthritis, among other factors. Conservative options include rest, activity modification, anti-inflammatory medication and steroid injections which have a diagnostic and therapeutic value. For patients with persistent pain and/or functional limitations, minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery of the hip can be considered. Surgery involves carefully trimming down impinging bony lesions on the femoral head (femoroplasty) and/or acetabulum (acetabuloplasty). Often, additional associated arthroscopic procedures, like labral debridement or repair is needed to address associated lesions and ensure surgical success.
At Oceana Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, Dr. Aboka will thoroughly evaluate your hip condition and discuss your options. If surgery is indicated, Dr. Aboka specializes in minimally invasive, Hip Arthroscopy for the treatment of Femoro-Acetabular Impingement. This procedure is outpatient/same-day surgery, and leads to improvement or resolution of pain, and minimal scarring and quicker recovery.