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Hip Preservation Program

About the Program

Hip injuries are common in the young athletic population and conditions such as femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), labral tears, and microinstability are underdiagnosed. Traditional surgical techniques for treatment involved open surgery, but recent advances have allowed for minimally invasive, arthroscopic treatment for many of these conditions. Patients undergoing these arthroscopic hip procedures are able to recover faster and can be managed on an outpatient basis.

Our Team and Our Approach

The Sports Medicine and Hip Preservation Surgeons at Yale are experts in hip arthroscopy for the treatment of common non-arthritic hip conditions such as femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) and labral tears. Our surgeons are specifically trained in hip preservation and are using cutting edge arthroscopic techniques including treatment of cam/pincer impingement, labral repair, labral augmentation, and labral reconstruction surgery. In addition, they are actively involved in the advancing the field of hip preservation conducting nationally and internationally presented research.

All hip preservation patients will be evaluated with the latest diagnostic modalities including high resolution MRI and 3-D CT scans to ensure accurate diagnoses and optimized treatment plans. Further, the latest non-operative biologic treatments are available including ultrasound-guided Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC) and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections. If surgery is necessary, the new state of the art facilities at the McGivney Advanced Surgery Center in New Haven allow our surgeons to provide the highest level of surgical care to our patients. Our surgeons are able to view intraoperative 3-D models to execute precise and patient specific care to provide the best outcomes.

Postoperatively, our hip preservation team surgical team works closely with physical therapists on validated and tailored regiments. This collaboration allows for individualized treatment plans to optimize recovery and return to function. The main purpose of the dynamic and multidisciplinary hip preservation team is to help our patients achieve their goals.