• 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 Instability

Instability can be classified as traumatic or chronic in nature.

Traumatic instability ranges from severe dislocation to subtle hip subluxation (hip joint sliding out of place, but immediately re-establishing correct anatomical positioning). Traumatic instability most often occurs from motor vehicle accidents and extreme athletic events. These injuries often cause damage to the femoral head, labrum and cartilage, along with the formation of loose bodies.

Chronic instability may arise from congenital or developmental variants, as well as overuse of the hip joint.

Once a patient has failed conservative measures, including physical therapy, surgery may be considered to correct their hips condition. Hip arthroscopy is capable of addressing causes of hip instability, as well as any damage after a traumatic instability event.

The hip capsule and ligaments surrounding the joint can be tightened arthroscopically to give the hip greater stability, known as a capsular plication. This involves suturing the ligaments around the joint arthroscopically in order to give the hip greater stability.

Publications by Dr. Domb on Hip Instability

Borderline Hip Dysplasia

Hip arthroscopy: capsular plication

Hip arthroscopy: ligamentum teres reconstruction using hamstring tendon graft