Chris Boone, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon located in Bellevue, WA & Redmond, WA
Hip pain is a common problem that’s often caused by osteoarthritis, traumatic injuries, and inflammatory problems like bursitis. Dr. Christopher R. Boone has devoted many years to helping patients overcome their hip pain, always focusing on preserving the hip and maintaining its health with conservative therapies, while also providing expertise in surgical repair and robot-assisted hip replacement. Early treatment for hip pain helps keep your hip healthy longer. Schedule an appointment by calling the office in Bellevue, Washington, or using the online booking tool.
When might I need hip arthroscopy?
Hip arthroscopy, often called a hip scope, is a minimally invasive procedure performed to examine your hip joint, diagnose the reason for your hip pain, and repair the problem.
During this procedure, Dr. Boone inserts a long, narrow arthroscope through a small incision. The scope is equipped with lighting and a video camera that sends a magnified image from inside your hip to a monitor.
After examining the tissues inside the joint, Dr. Boone makes a diagnosis, then inserts surgical tools through other small incisions to treat the problem.
Dr. Boone may recommend hip arthroscopy when your hip pain persists despite nonsurgical treatment. A few of the problems that frequently require a hip scope include femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), dysplasia, and labral tears.
What is hip preservation?
Hip preservation refers to any treatment designed to maintain a healthy hip joint, prevent arthritis, and delay hip replacement surgery. Prolonging the life of your hip begins with nonsurgical treatments such as physical therapy, activity modification, weight loss and injections to relieve inflammation and promote healing.
Preservation options also include arthroscopic procedures to repair injuries, treat femoroacetabular impingement and labral tears, and remove loose fragments of cartilage from inside the hip joint. In rare circumstances, Dr. Boone performs a periacetabular osteotomy or PAO to rearrange the hip socket to look more like a normal socket.