Hip Treatment & Care
I work with patients to develop a personalized treatment plan to help them achieve their best possible outcome.
Dr. Keller is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with extensive, fellowship-level training in arthroscopic surgery of the hip. Hip injuries are not as common as knee injuries, but such injuries can lead to severe discomfort and often hamper one’s function. The hip joint is the articulation of the femur bone (“ball”) with the acetabulum (“socket”). This is comprised of cartilage that lines the bones, ligaments, tendons, and the labrum (“bumper” that lines the socket). Though some patients injure the hip during a sports injury or traumatic injury (such as a car accident); more commonly, pain develops without a clear injury. This type of pain may be related to femoro-acetabular impingement, a condition that involves a ball and socket whose shape does not perfectly match. Other, less common, conditions include gluteal tendon tears as well as snapping hip syndrome.
For each patient, Dr. Keller performs a detailed review of each patient’s history as well as a comprehensive physical exam to assess each patient. If necessary, Dr. Keller will obtains x-rays and/or an MRI to further evaluate the structures in the hip. Most patients may benefit from non-surgical management for injuries in the knee, including a dedicated physical therapy program. For those patients who require surgery, Dr. Keller treats multiple hip conditions with minimally invasive arthroscopic hip surgery, including labral tears, femoro-acetabular impingement (FAI), cartilage injuries, tendon injuries (snapping hip syndrome), gluteal tendon tears, and trochanteric bursitis, among others.
Dr. Keller treats patients from all walks of life and considers each patient’s lifestyle when formulating a treatment plan for each patient. Many patients often respond well to non-surgical treatment, which may include a dedicated physical therapy program. In those patients who require surgery, Dr. Keller tailors his surgical plan to each patient’s goals.