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I am in my mid 40s and have this aching hip pain that radiates to my knee. Someone told me that I might have femoral osteonecrosis. How is this detected? How do they determine how bad it is? An MRI ...more
Many articles have been written about the condition affecting the hip known as femoroacetabular impingement (FAI). But the current definition is not specific enough to be used when planning clinical t ...more
I've been monkeying around with a hip problem for months now. I've seen the doctor four or five times. Each time, there's a different test ordered. First, there was an examination with poking and prod ...more
I am at a crossroads in my life. I have a hip problem called FAI and trying to make good decisions about treatment. I am actively involved in college sports and I don't want to give that up. But my su ...more
You will probably recognize me because I have visited your website before and asked several questions. You have always been helpful, so I hope you won't mind one more question. How do I compare having ...more
An update on the treatment of post-operative infection following hip replacement was recently published that may have some useful information. There are some new developments and advances in this area ...more
As a teen, I had a hip condition called FAI. My parents took me to a surgeon who operated but I still have chronic pain and stiffness every day of my life. I don't remember what the surgeon did to hel ...more
I am a 72-year old avid tennis player and golfer but the pain in my right hip is really affecting my score in both games. I saw a surgeon who suggested trying a modified hip replacement using what he ...more
Can I train for a half-marathon after having a hip replacement? I should qualify that by saying the type of hip implant they are recommending is a short-stem. This is supposed to make it possible for ...more
I'm 16, play football defensive end, and have a torn meniscus. How long will it take to get back on the football field?
Help, please! Dad is in the hospital for a hip fracture. They've pinned it and started him on Physical Therapy. The doctor and therapist insist he has to get up and walk on that leg. Dad says he needs ...more
My father-in-law, mother-in-law, and my own mother have all fallen and broken their hips. Of course, we never really knew if the hip broke and they fell or they fell and the hip broke. In any case, I ...more