Hip Preservation Program
Problems with the hip joint are common, with more than 332,0001 total hip replacement procedures performed in the United States every year. However, for some people, repairing the hip and preserving their natural joint is a better treatment option than total joint replacement.
Hip preservation encompasses a variety of non-surgical treatments and surgical procedures designed to reverse or slow the degenerative disease process and the need for hip replacement. The goal is to alleviate pain and optimize current hip function, allowing people to continue participating in an active life.
Hip preservation is designed for patients ages 16 - 60 who have hip pain but do not have moderate to severe arthritis. Some patients may present with pain in the hip area, but the pain is actually not from the joint itself but caused by issues in surrounding muscles, tendons or nerves in the spine, or even from abdominal problems.
The New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH) Hip Preservation Program encompasses an interdisciplinary team of clinical experts in surgical and non-surgical treatment of hip pain.