Hip preservation encompasses a variety of non-surgical treatments and surgical procedures designed to reverse or slow the degenerative disease process and prevent 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. The hip pain many of these patients experience does not come from the joint itself, but is instead caused by issues in surrounding muscles, tendons, or spinal nerves, or even by 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.
125 Parker Hill Avenue
Boston, MA 02120
40 Allied Drive
Dedham, MA 02026
At the NEBH Hip Preservation Program, our team of hip specialists are led by orthopedic surgeons Thomas Wuerz, MD, MSc, MS, and Geoffrey Van Flandern, MD and includes pain management specialists, physiatrists, radiologists, and physical therapists. Our experts are dedicated to getting you back to an active lifestyle. We offer a full range of surgical and non-surgical services for patients who don’t have moderate to severe arthritis, aimed at slowing degeneration of the hip joint and lessening the severity of future hip problems while alleviating pain and optimizing your current hip function.
Some of the most common conditions our Hip Preservation specialists treat include:
Introducing the Pivot Guardian Distraction System
NEBH is the first hospital in Massachusetts to utilize the Pivot Guardian Distraction System, a new surgical table for hip arthroscopy. Traditional tables have a post positioned between the patient’s legs. The pressure from this post has been associated with complications in the groin area, which can last several weeks, months, or in rare cases be permanent. Instead of using a post, this new table positions the patient on their back with the table slightly tilted and their feet over their head. This creates a gravitational pull from the patient’s upper body to open up the hip joint rather than using a post between the legs.
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