New Procedure in Patients with Damaged Hips to Avoid Replacement Surgery

Doctors at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are using a procedure called Subchondroplasty to give patients with damaged hips more treatment options and ultimately avoid replacement surgery. "We want to preserve the native hip whenever possible because once you have a hip replacement, there's no going back," said Dr. Kelton Vasileff, an orthopedic surgeon at Ohio State Wexner Medical Center. "We're able to use a bone-hardening procedure that's traditionally been used in knee surgery to help repair a patient's own hip joint." During the procedure, a bone substitute material is injected into a small hole in the joint,...

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