Tuesday, April 30, 2013

NEW Research: Deep Hip Sockets (Coxa Profunda) Not Enough Diagnose Pincer Hip Impingement - Especially in Women

Coxa profunda means that your hip (acetabular) socket is deep. Until recently, findings of coxa profunda on x-rays have been considered indicative of pincer-type femoroacetabular impingement. A study presented in the American Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery hypothesized that coxa profunda is a very common radiographic finding in females and is not a finding that is specifically associated with pincer-type femoroacetabular impingement. 

Monday, April 1, 2013

Sacroiliac Pain - A Pain in the Butt or the Hip?

If you have pain in your buttocks, you’re not alone. You may have seen doctors who diagnosed you with degenerative disc disease or sacroiliac joint dysfunction. For years, I was chasing the sacroiliac joint dysfunction diagnosis – with massive amounts of physical therapy and even prolotherapy – but nothing ever helped.

I thank my lucky star that not a single doctor suggested the increasingly popular sacroiliac joint fusion procedure. It’s not that maybe some patients benefit from an SI fusion. What worries me are all the patients who get their SI joints fused when the SI joint itself is not the root cause of the problem.