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NJ Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Oscar Vazquez, Explains Benefits of Minimally-Invasive Hip Arthroscopy Featured PR

Dr. Vazquez of Active Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine shares important patient-side benefits of hip arthroscopy procedure.
Westwood, NJ, United States (pr4links.com) 26/02/2013
In the past, when patients were dealing with a painful hip condition, an open surgical procedure was often their only real treatment option. Today, with the advent of minimally-invasive hip arthroscopy, that story has changed. Well-known NJ Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Oscar Vazquez, took a moment to introduce this arthroscopic approach and detailed a few of the most important patient-side benefits.

"Hip arthroscopy is a minimally-invasive procedure that allows us to visualize the inside of the hip joint," explains Dr. Vazquez. "During the procedure, a camera is passed through a small incision, and any necessary surgical procedures are performed with miniature instruments."

Asked to speak on which types of hip conditions can be treated arthroscopically, Dr. Vazquez added this: "Hip arthroscopy is a popular treatment for several of today's most common hip conditions," explains Dr. Vazquez. "For patients suffering from a labral tear, loose bodies or early degenerative arthritis, hip arthroscopy can often be the ideal solution." Dr. Vazquez went on to explain that for some patients, the procedure is used to postpone or eliminate the need for hip replacement surgery.

Listing a few of the most important patient-side benefits of an arthroscopic approach, Dr. Vazquez offered this: "While some patients may inevitably require an open procedure, hip arthroscopy - when possible - is the preferred course of treatment. Typical benefits include less insult to the body, less pain following surgery and a shorter recovery time." Dr. Vazquez also cited a reduced risk of infection as another potential benefit. In addition, most hip arthroscopies are done as an outpatient procedure.

Offering advice to those facing hip surgery for the first time, Dr. Vazquez concluded with this: "When patients are dealing with a painful hip condition, it's important that they understand all their treatment options - including hip arthroscopy. Proper diagnosis is also a key issue, hip pain and low back pain often present the same way. So, I encourage anyone in this situation to consult with a qualified orthopedic surgeon in their area and find out more about this cutting-edge approach."

Dr. Vazquez practices at Active Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Westwood and Hackensack. Interested parties are encouraged to find out more at www.activeorthopedic.com

About Dr. Vazquez

Dr. Oscar Vazquez is a highly respected orthopedic surgeon, practicing in Westwood and Hackensack, New Jersey. A graduate of John Hopkins University, Dr. Vazquez was awarded his Doctor of Medicine in 2003. He continued his studies at New York University/Hospital for Joint Diseases, where he was a Resident from June 2003 to June 2008. Dr. Vazquez received specialty training in Sports Medicine and Shoulder & Elbow Surgery as a Fellow at the University of Southern California.

Dr. Vazquez specializes in advanced arthroscopic procedures including the shoulder, elbow, and hip, as well as shoulder and elbow trauma, and joint reconstruction.

Practicing at Active Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, Dr. Vazquez can be reached at (201) 358-0707 in Westwood, (201) 343-2277 in Hackensack or at www.activeorthopedic.com

Contact mail : info@activeorthopedic.com



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