Hip pain in the young patient

Written by: Dr. David Bayona Luna
Edited by: Top Doctors®


From the early stages of pregnancy, in the hip as in other parts of the body, a series of changes occur that depending on how they occur, will have an impact on the hip.

With the implementation and development of numerous diagnostic imaging techniques we can ensure that the anatomy and hip joint meet normal parameters, both statically and dynamically. This provides reassurance during childhood-adolescence , unless they manifest in these times perfectly appreciated symptoms as strangers (pain, gait disorders, lameness or postural disabilities) that should be reason for consultation with the specialist.


Better treatment thanks to early diagnosis

This is how, for some years now, we have not only talked about the treatment of osteoarthritis as a disease of the hip, but also talk about the early diagnosis of possible alterations of the hip in young adults, which we can treat and thus try to prevent them from arriving to an osteoarthritis. It should be remembered that an osteoarthritis does not always respond to conservative medical treatments and that then it only remains to be replaced in the operating room by a hip prosthesis, which in the elderly patient seems a wise solution but in the young adult we refuse to accept.

The diversity of diagnostic imaging studies (Rx, ultrasound, CT, MRI, and combinations with minimally invasive procedures such as Artro NMR, Artro TAC) allow us to accurately visualize and plan the most appropriate surgical technique. Likewise, the treatment modalities by arthroscopy and other techniques in the hip joint allow us to see and correct a large number of pathologies in a minimally invasive manner with a satisfactory short and long term recovery.

The specialists therefore have the responsibility to direct our training in two clear ways: the diagnosis and the treatment. The first one towards the meticulous exploration and the interpretation of new diagnostic images and the second, in the deepening and purification of new surgical techniques that allow us to access these pathologies of young hips that have always existed and that we can now intervene.


*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. David Bayona Luna
Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Bayona is co-founder and the Medical Head of Unitrauma and a full member of the Spanish Society of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology, a member of the International AO Alumni Society. In addition, Dr. Bayona is a professor of Medicine associated with practices at the Catholic University of Valencia.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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