The Woodlands, TX, October 14, 2001- Sterling Ridge Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine (SROSM) continues to provide the most advanced care by adding hip arthoscopy to its range of services. SROSM's Dr. Keith W.V. Johnson is one of the few fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons in the Houston area who performs this cutting edge procedure.

Hip arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical technique that is performed for specific hip joint including labral tears, cartilage injury, and bone impingement. It is performed through three small, one centimeter skin incisions. A fiber optic camera is placed into the hip joint so the physician can see exactly what is wrong and then to perform the procedure. The surgery is performed on an outpatient basis, which allows the patient to go home the very same day. Previously, hip surgeries required a large incision, several days in the hospital and extensive rehabiliation.

Patients who have hip and groin injuries who have tried non-surgical therapies can be evaluated by Dr. Johnson to determine if they are appropriate candidates for hip arthroscopy. "Hip arthroscopy is a great option for recreational and highly competitive athletes as well as elderly patients because it reduces recovery time, and the size of the skin incision compared to traditional open procedures," states Dr. Johnson.

Sterling Ridge Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine is proud to make this state of the art service available. Unlike arthroscopy of the knee and shoulder, there are only a few sub-specialty trained orthpaedic surgeons who perform hip arthroscopy. SROSM is one of the few practices to offer this procedure in the Houston area.

For more detailed information on this procedure, visit our website at http://srosm.com/patient-education/.

About Sterling Ridge Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Sterling Ridge Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine (SROSM) is the premier orthopedic practice located in the Houston area. Offering on-site, comprehensive orthopedic care including hip arthroscopy, surgery, physical therapy, pain management and imaging. The board certified, fellowship trained SROSM physicians provde the highest level of care with state of the art tools in a caring, welcoming environment. At Sterling Ridge, Star Class treatment is our priority. srosm.com

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