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Matthew L. Hansen, MD

Matthew L. Hansen, MD

Orthopedic surgeonBoard Certified in Orthopedic SurgeryBoard Certified in Sports Medicine


Normal Anatomy of the Hip joint

How does the Hip joint work?

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Hip Arthroscopy

Hip arthroscopy is a relatively new surgical technique that can be effectively employed to treat a variety of hip conditions.

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Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)

Femoroacetabular Impingement FAI is a condition resulting from abnormal pressure and friction between the ball and socket of the hip joint resulting in pain and progressive hip dysfunction. This when left untreated leads to the development of secondary osteoarthritis of the hip.

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Labrum Repair

Hip labrum is a cartilaginous membrane lining the socket of the hip joint. Labrum serves many functions where it acts as shock absorber, lubricates the joint, and distributes the pressure equally. It provides cushioning support to the joint.

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Labrum Reconstruction

The labrum is a ring of strong fibrocartilaginous tissue which lines the perimeter of the hip joint socket (acetabulum).

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Labrum Debridement

The hip joint, which is made up of a cup-shaped hip bone and ball-shaped thigh bone can move smoothly because of cushioning provided by the articular cartilage (tissue lining the surface of the hip and thigh bones) and labrum (tissue that surrounds the rim of the hip socket).

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Osteoplasty/Rim trimming

The hip forms a ball and socket joint. The ball-shaped surface of the femur (thigh bone) fits and glides smoothly in a cup-like depression or socket of the acetabulum (hip bone).

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Snapping Hip

The hip is an important joint that helps us walk, run and jump. The ball-and-socket joint in the hip is formed between the round end of the femur (thighbone) and the cup-shaped socket of the acetabulum (part of the hip bone).

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IT Band release

The IT band or iliotibial band is a band of tissue that runs along the outside of the thigh bone from the hip towards the knee.

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Abductor tendon repair

Hip abductors are a major group of muscles found in the buttocks. They include the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, gluteus minimus, and tensor fascia lata muscles.

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Hip bursitis

Gluteus Medius Tear


The hip forms a ball and socket joint (ball-shaped surface of one bone fits into the cup-like depression of another bone) between the femur (thigh bone) and pelvis (hip bone).

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Proximal Hamstring Repair

Hamstring injuries are common in athletes who participate in sports activities such as track, soccer, and basketball that involve running.

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Hip Synovitis

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Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis

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Chondral Injuries under

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Click on the topics below to find out more from the Orthopaedic connection website of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

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