A labrum tear is a tear in the hip joint cartilage. The cartilage is a ring of soft tissue holds the hip joint together. This cartilage follows the outside rim of the socket of the hip joint and is called a labrum.
People born with structural abnormalities or those with osteoarthritis are susceptible to a labral tear. It may also be caused by trauma to the hip joint or repetitive motions in sports.
People who play ice hockey, soccer, football, golf, and ballet are at higher risk of developing a hip labral tear. Several of baseball’s biggest stars — including Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees, Chase Utley of the Philadelphia Phillies and Carlos Delgado of the Mets — have been forced to the sideline after having surgery to repair a torn labrum, the cartilage that runs along the rim of the hip socket.
What are the symptoms?
Symptoms of a labral tear include hip pain and/or a “catching” sensation in the hip joint. The pain may radiate to the buttocks, along the side of the hip, or even down to the knee. Symptoms usually get worse with long periods of standing, sitting, or walking. Pivoting on the involved leg is avoided because it causes pain. Some patients walk with a limp, if the pain is severe.
PRP and Stem Cell Treatment can help:
Most times athletes are told that they need surgery to fix their sports injuries. But surgery is not the answer for most of the sports injuries, and may actually never help you regain your performance to the level you were prior to the injury.
For many patients these intense orthopedic surgeries may not be an option due to their younger age especially considering the fact that we are living longer and more active lifestyle and the Joint Replacement may not last for more than 10 to 15 years. Also, the injuries may not be serious enough to require any surgery.
Patients coping with sports injuries, tendon strains, sprained ligaments, muscle injuries, arthritis and more, will be comforted to know that surgery is not the only option of treatment available to them. Faster healing as well as improved functionality both are possible with innovative, cutting- edge ADULT stem cell and PRP procedures.
As alternatives to the joint surgery, SmartChoice® Procedures may help alleviate joint pain, arthritis and other sports injuries that caused it with a simple office injection procedure. We encourage the patients to walk the same day and most experience almost no downtime after our procedures whatsoever.
Dr. Garg has experience working with professional and amateur athletes from different sports to increase their performance with this unique and individualized health and wellness program. He has worked with professional athletes like former number one PGA Tour Golfer, several NFL players, many Tennis and baseball athletes and athletes from various other sports.
And if you are considering a knee, hip or other joint surgery or replacement, you might want to learn about how the adult stem cells and PRP procedures stack up against these risky Orthopedic surgeries.
When comparing two options - a treatment that involves simply an injection of your own natural cells in an outpatient setting may be significantly more attractive option for many patients than undergoing risky orthopedic surgery and replacing your entire joint with artificial material.
Patients coping with arthritis, sports injuries, tendon strains, sprained ligaments, muscle injuries and more, will be comforted to know that surgery is not the only option of treatment available to them. Faster healing as well as improved functionality both are possible with innovative, cutting- edge adult stem cell and PRP procedures.
The SmartChoice® Joint Procedures offer non-surgical, stem cell and Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) procedures for the patients who are suffering from knee pain or may be facing knee surgery or total knee replacement from tendon, ligament or bone injuries, arthritis and other medical conditions.
Call us today at 1-888-434-6841 and find out if these procedures are an option for you.
|Dr. Garg is an expert in these procedures and is one of the few physicians in this country helping patients with this exciting Regenerative medicine using your own stem cells and PRP. Non-surgical, office-based SmartChoice® Joint Procedures provide ALTERNATIVES to invasive and costly joint replacements and other orthopedic surgeries.|
MEDICAL LITERATURE - PRP AND STEM CELLS IN HIP INJURIES
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