If you've been diagnosed hipbone or joint destruction, known as osteonecrosis, it's likely your experiencing some measure of discomfort and hip dysfunction. At the office of Boston Sports & Shoulder Center, we provide skilled orthopedic care to address a wide spectrum of conditions. As experienced specialists we'll discuss all your treatment options, including a procedure known as hip core decompression.
As osteonecrosis of the hip progresses, it creates debilitating pain and a loss of mobility. While hip replacement may be the only option for patients with the most advanced stage of the disease, a more conservative procedure known as hip core decompression may be performed when the damage is detected at an earlier point in time. Hip core decompression offers a less invasive approach to care that not only allows for increased blood flow to the area, but it also results in a reduction in painful pressure, and a slowing or halting of further bone destruction. The goal is for the drilling to relieve the pressure in the bone and to trigger a revitalization of blood vessels.
Core decompression is performed via a surgical procedure that involves drilling into the area of dead bone near the joint and then removing a cylindrical portion or portions of bone. Less invasive that a hip replacement procedure, core decompression surgery is a joint preserving method of care that appears to be most effective in the early stages of osteonecrosis, when lesions have not spread outside of the hip.
As skilled, compassionate providers of care, we’ll monitor your post-procedure progress and recommend any rehabilitative care that you require. To find out more about hip core decompression and other options for your painful hip, contact us for a consultation.
At the office of Boston Sports & Shoulder Center, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our practice and the many services we provide, give our office a call today.