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Hip Disorders are on the Rise – Especially in Younger Patients

Athletes and active people can injure their hips from running, falling, heavy impact and overuse. Injuries may result in hip strains, hip bursitis, labral tears and in some cases, a condition called femoral acetabular impingement (FAI). Some people, especially women, also have a genetic predisposition to hip conditions such as hip dysplasia. All these conditions can lead to life-long hip problems, including osteoarthritis.


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For many years, older patients have accounted for the majority of hip conditions. However, hip specialists are now reporting a significant increase in young patients experiencing hip pain. Labral tears, hip dysplasia and FAI, appear to be on the rise in young, active people.   Recent research shows that receiving care early is vital to a successful treatment experience for these patients Doing so may help delay a total hip replacement (THR)—or avoid one entirely.

Hip arthritis, often resulting in hip replacement, is also on the rise in the U.S., especially in younger patients.

In a 10-year study (US National Center for Health Statistics), the number of hip replacement procedures more than doubled, from 138,700 in 2000 to 310,800 in 2010. Among patients age 75 and older, the numbers treated with hip replacement rose 92 percent. For those ages 45 to 54, the number of patients getting hip replacement jumped 205 percent.

Experts believe that many younger patients are opting to undergo hip replacement in order to stay active and enjoy the quality of life they are accustomed to. Today, instrumentation and techniques for hip replacement are rapidly improving. For example, a total hip replacement today can be performed on an outpatient basis with a minimally invasive approach that spares the muscles and typically results in better healing and shorter recovery times.


  • Hip dysplasia is approximately 12 times more likely when there is a family history.
  • Women are 5 times more likely than men to get hip dysplasia.
  • Studies show hip replacements in the 45- to 64-year-old population increased 205% in the past decade.
  • Recent research shows that 94% of patients return to running after having arthroscopic surgery for femoral acetabular impingement.


Stem cell therapy helps hip pain patient:
Dr. Shane Nho

An informative video that explores the use of
stem cell therapy to aid in pain relief

Preventing Hip Injuries:
Tips and Techniques from IATA and MOR

An informative video that explores a variety of
hip injury prevention techniques.

Hip replacement: Anterior
or Posterior approach?

Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush joint replacement surgeons, Dr. Denis Nam and Dr. Nicholas Ting, discuss the two most common surgical approaches to hip replacement: posterior and anterior.
For appointments, visit www.rushortho.com or call 877-MD-BONES.

Femoral Acetabular Impingement (FAI) on the Rise

With more active young people, the incidents of FAI are on the rise.  Recent research shows that receiving care early is vital to a successful treatment experience for these patients  Doing so may help patients delay or avoid having a total hip replacement (arthroplasty).

Arthroscopy Helps Pro Golfer

Arthroscopy used to treat labral tears and other hip conditions, can help young athletes to return to play.  Meet a pro golfer who got his game back.

NBC 5 Sports Injury Report:
Dr. Tad Gerlinger

Dr. Tad Gerlinger, a Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush hip specialist, discusses hip injuries among athletes. For appointments, visit www.rushortho.com or call 877-MD-BONES.

Joint replacement tips for obese patients:
Drs. Denis Nam and Brett Levine

Drs. Denis Nam and Brett Levine, experienced hip and knee replacement surgeons at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush offer their insights and tips regarding patients who are obese and considering joint replacement. For more information, visit www.hipsforlife.org. For appointments, visit www.rushortho.com or

Younger People Opting for Hip Replacement

Dr. Richard Berger, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush hip replacement specialist, changes a young runner’s life with hip replacement surgery. Dr. Berger uses a minimally invasive approach to hip replacement.

More Young Women Reporting Hip Dysplasia

Hip dysplasia, a condition where the hip socket doesn’t fully cover the ball portion of the femur, resulting in instability, is rising in young active women, who have probably had it since birth. Recent research shows that receiving care early is vital to a successful treatment experience for hip dysplasia patients.  Doing so may help patients delay or avoid having a total hip replacement (arthroplasty).

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