• Dr. Domb!

    Thanks a lot for getting my hip right. Looking forward to a full recovery and a great season. Thanks again for everything.

    Corey WoottonChicago Bears and Detroit Lions
  • Thank you for all that you have done for me and the team. My hip feels so much better, and because of you I'm pain free.
    Sylvia Fowles WNBA Finals MVP, 2-time Olympic Gold Medalist
  • Thank you for working your magic! You're the best!
    Zakiya BywatersChicago Red Stars, National Women's Soccer League
  • Thanks for all the love and positive Energy that was put into my surgery. May the Lord bless you and your family.
    Atari BigbyGreen Bay Packers and San Diego Chargers
  • Dr. Domb, Thanks for fixing me up
    Rashied DavisChicago Bears
  • Huge thank you to Dr. Domb for always taking care of me and getting me back on the court in no time!
    Elena Delle DonneChicago Sky, MVP of the WNBA
  • Dr. Domb! Thanks for taking care of the hip! All the best to you and your staff
    Roosevelt ColvinChicago Bears' All-Decade Defense team
  • Thanks doc for fixing my hip!
    Ryan ChiaveriniWindy City Live Co-Host on ABC7
  • Dr. Domb!

    Thanks again for everything

  • Dr. Domb!

    Thanks again for everything

Hip Arthroscopy

Hip arthroscopy is one of the cutting-edge areas of orthopaedic surgery. The development of highly specialized procedures in hip arthroscopy over the last few years created new options for patients with hip pain, hip injuries, and early arthritis of the hip. These procedures bring athletes back to their sport, allow workers to return to work, and often prevent or delay the need for joint replacement. Hip injuries, once thought to be a problem only in the elderly, are extremely common in people of all ages. Young patients with hip injuries may go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed with problems such as groin strains, sciatica, bursitis, or sports hernias. Fortunately, upon correct diagnosis, many people with hip problems are candidates for hip arthroscopy.

ATHLETES & CELEBRITIES WHO HAVE UNDERGONE HIP ARTHROSCOPY:

FOOTBALL:

  • Corey Wooton, NFL Defensive Tackle, Chicago Bears
  • Brandon Marshall, NFL Wide Receiver, Chicago Bears
  • Kurt Warner, NFL quarterback, Arizona Cardinals
  • Priest Holmes, NFL running back, Kansas City Chiefs

BASEBALL:

  • Brian Roberts, MLB second baseman, Baltimore Orioles
  • Alex Rodriguez, MLB third baseman, New York Yankees
  • Mike Lowell, MLB third baseman, Boston Red Sox
  • Carlos Delgado, MLB first baseman, Boston Red Sox
  • Chase Utley, MLB second baseman, Philadelphia Phillies
  • Darren O'day, MLB pitcher, Baltimore Orioles

BASKETBALL:

  • Troy Hudson, NBA point guard, most recently played with Golden State Warriors
  • Theo Raliffe, fromer NBA center forward for Atlanta Hawks and Los Angeles Lakers

GOLF:

  • Greg Norman, PGA

FIGURE SKATING:

  • Tara Lapinski, Olympic figure skater

HOCKEY:

  • Mario Lemieux, Former NHL player, Canada

TENNIS:

  • Magnus Norman, ATP World Tour

SINGER AND PERFORMER

  • Lady GaGa

The Procedure:

Arthroscopic surgery of the hip is performed through tiny poke-hole (portal) incisions using a camera to view inside the hip joint. A variety of instruments are used to repair, debride or reconstruct a torn labrum, repair or debride injured cartilage and soft tissues, remove bone spurs,  and remove excess bone to re-shape non-spherical femoral heads or acetabular over-coverage. The surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure and lasts for approximately 90 minutes. Patients go home on the same day using crutches and a brace to assure proper recovery of the hip.

Recovery from Surgery:

Hip arthroscopy is generally an outpatient procedure, with fairly minimal pain. The average postoperative course involves 2 weeks in a hip brace and 2 weeks on crutches to protect the work done on the hip. A brace may be required for 6 weeks, and crutches may be required for up to 8 weeks if the hip's condition requires a more extensive surgery. Most patients begin riding a stationary bicycle and begin physical therapy the day after surgery. Patients can return to work as soon as a 2-3 days after their procedure, depending on their work type. Athletes can expect to return to sports between 3-6 months after surgery. High-level athletes participate in an intense physical therapy course after surgery, gradually increasing their workout intensity.

Quote from Dr. Domb:

"We have been successfully repairing knees and shoulders arthroscopically, yet for decades the hip has been ignored," said Dr. Domb. "Hip arthroscopy is perhaps the final frontier of arthroscopic sports medicine. Just as shoulder and knee injuries can be repaired, we can now offer similar solutions for the hip."

Sex Based Differences in Presentations of Hip Pain 2014

Open Surgical Dislocation versus Arthroscopic Treatment of FAI

Open Surgical Dislocation versus Arthroscopic Treatment of FAI

Hip-Spine Syndrome and Arthroscopy

Workers Compensation

Borderline Hip Dysplasia

NBA Study of Hip Injuries

Endoscopic Repairs of Full Thickness Gluteus Medius Tears

Endoscopic Iliopsoas Tenotomy for Iliopsoas Impingement in a Collard Femoral Prosthesis

Textbook chapter: Hip Physical Examination

Clinical Examination of the hip joint in Athletes 2009

Femoral Anteversion in the Hip Comparison of measurements by Computed Tomography Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Physical Examination 2012

Hip and Pelvic Problems in Athletes 2007

Labral Base Refixation in the Hip Rational and Technique for an Anatomical Approach to Labral Repair 2010

Acetabular Labral Tear and Post Partum Hip Pain 2012

Iatrogenic Labral Puncture of the Hip is Avoidable 2012

Textbook chapter: loose bodies tips and pearls

Endoscopic Repair of Proximal Hamstring Avulsion 2012

Partial Thickness Tears of the Gluteus Medius Rationale and Technique for Transtendinous Endoscopic Repair 2010

Hip Impingement identifying and treating a common cause of Hip Pain 2009

Open Surgical Dislocation versus Arthroscopy for FemoroacetabularImpingement, Comparison of Clinical Outcomes 2011

iliopsoas impingement a newly identified cause of labral pathology in the hip 2011

Arthroscopic capsulotomy capsular repair and capsular plication of the hip

Risk factors for ligamentum teres tears 2013

Arthroscopic ligementum teres reconstruction 2012

Labral Penetration Rate in a Consecutive Series of 300 Hip arthroscopies 2012.

SURGICAL VIDEOS OF HIP ARTHROSCOPY:

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Surgeries performed by Dr Domb: Hip arthroscopy

Hip arthroscopy: anatomy and function

Hips arthroscopy: sciatic nerve release

Surgical Experience packet

Clinical Examination of the hip joint in athletes 2009

Hip and Pelvic problems in Athletes 2007

Femoral Anteversion in the Hip comparison of measurements by Computed Tomography Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Physical Examination 2012

Labral Base Refixation in the Hip Rational and Technique for an Anatomical Approach to Labral Repair 2010

Acetabular Labral Tear and Post Partum Hip Pain 2012

Iatrogenic Labral Puncture of the Hip is Avoidable 2012

Endoscopic Repair of Proximal Hamstring Avulsion 2012

Hip Impingement identifying and treating a common cause of Hip Pain 2009

Open Surgical Dislocation versus Arthroscopy for FemoroacetabularImpingement, Comparison of Clinical Outcomes 2011

iliopsoas impingement newly identified cause of labral pathology in the hip 2011

Arthroscopic capsulotomy capsular repair and capsular plication of the hip

Risk factors for ligamentum teres tears 2013

Arthroscopic ligementum teres reconstruction 2012

Labral Penetration Rate in a Consecutive Series of 300 Hip arthroscopies 2012

Hip Arthroscopy