If one part of the hip doesn’t function properly, that misfunction can negatively impact other parts of the hip. And because these working parts are so dependent on each other, diagnosing specific hip ailments requires comprehensive exploration and testing. In addition, pain associated with the hip may be the result of disease, breaks, strains, tears and hernias. It is estimated that as many as 60 percent of patients requiring hip arthroscopy were initially misdiagnosed.
The specialists at Vanguard Chicago Center for Orthopedics understand diagnosing hip pain correctly is of the utmost importance in devising a comprehensive treatment plan. The team conducts several tests to determine the underlying cause(s) of hip discomfort and pain, including the following:
- Specialized clinical exam by an expert hip preservation surgeon
- Specific new X-ray views designed for the hip
- MRI with contrast at a center specializing in pre-arthritic hip conditions
- Diagnostic injection to confirm the diagnosis
To request a referral to a specialist at Vanguard Chicago Center for Orthopedics, call (888) 503-ORTHO or Contact Us.
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