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Whether young or mature, suffering from hip pain can be an obstacle to an active lifestyle. Dr. DeGroote offers advanced comprehensive hip care for patients of all ages. From joint replacement for those suffering from advanced arthritis to arthroscopic surgery to repair torn tendons or hip impingement, Dr. DeGroote is focused on helping you return to a more pain-free active life. Dr. DeGroote regularly attends national meetings, conferences, and training to further his knowledge and keep abreast of new developments such as minimally invasive techniques and alternative bearing surfaces.

Hip Joint Replacement

For more than forty years, joint replacement surgery has had a profound effect on the quality of life in patients with advanced arthritis. And now, new technologies may offer further benefits to qualifying adults suffering from hip pain. Hip Resurfacing, a breakthrough alternative to total hip replacement for qualified candidates, preserves more of the patient’s natural bone, allows for greater range of motion, and can decrease the chance of dislocation. Anterior Approach total hip replacement is a revolutionary tissue-sparing approach that requires a shorter hospital stay, a smaller incision, and poses less muscle trauma and risk of dislocation.
Frequently Treated Problems:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Birth deformity of hip
  • Painful joint replacements
  • Arthritis following an injury
  • Hip pain of unknown cause
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Failed joint replacements

Arthroscopic Hip Surgery

Injuries or conditions that damage the ligaments, bone, cartilage, and other soft tissues surrounding the hip joint can frequently be repaired with minimally invasive hip arthroscopy, or “hip scope.” The hip scope is usually an out-patient procedure that offers smaller incisions, earlier rehabilitation, and an earlier return to activity. The best candidates for this procedure are active individuals who have not yet suffered from significant cartilage loss or arthritis.
Frequently Treated Problems:

  • Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)
  • Labral Tears
  • Gluteus Medius Tears
  • Sports hip injuries
  • Hip pain in youth and active adults
  • Synovitis

Additional resources

Hip information from the AAOS

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