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Hip Preservation

Hip Preservation

Chief: Ernest L. Sink, MD

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2020 Published Studies: 9*
*Some studies may overlap with other services

Hip preservation is a relatively young field in orthopaedic surgery. Many questions remain about the best and most effective treatments for patients with hip pain and dysfunction. The Hip Preservation Service is committed to establishing best practices for operative and non-operative care by utilizing the excellence of care, education and research at HSS.

Recent Achievements
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Dr. Sink leads a team of surgeons focused on young, pre-arthritic hip patients.

The service continues to grow and develop. Recent additions include Benedict Nwachukwu, MD, MBA, who performs hip arthroscopy as well as conducts research into hip conditions, and Stephanie Swenson Buza, MD, who will focus on establishing a formal Dance Medicine Program at HSS and will perform both open and arthroscopic hip preservation surgery.

Ernest L. Sink, MD, became the new Chief of the Hip Preservation Service, succeeding Robert L. Buly, MD, who lead the formation of the service from what was formerly the Center for Hip Preservation at HSS. This transition to a service is unique and highlights the commitment of HSS to young, pre-arthritic hip patients.

Notable Studies

Intravenous Tranexamic Acid Reduces Blood Loss and Transfusion Requirements After Periacetabular Osteotomy: A Placebo Controlled, Double-Blind Randomized Clinical Trial. Levack AE, McLawhorn AS, Dodwell E, DelPizzo K, Nguyen J, Sink EL. Bone & Joint Journal. 2020 Aug 31; 102-B(9):1151-1157. PMID: 32862676

Periacetabular Osteotomy as a Salvage Procedure: Early Outcomes in Patients Treated for Iatrogenic Hip Instability. Brusalis CM, Peck J, Wilkin GP, Robustelli S, Buly RL, Nawabi DH, Ranawat AS, Kelly BT, Sink EL. J. Bone Joint Surg Am. 2020 Nov 4;102(21S Suppl 1):73-79. PMID: 32516278

At the US Epicenter of the COVID-19 Pandemic, an Orthopaedic Residency Program Reorganizes. Morse KW, Wessel LE, Premkumar A, James EW, Nwachukwu BU, Fufa DT; on behalf of the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program at the Hospital for Special Surgery. HSS J. 2020 Jun 30:1-8. PMID: 32837408

Defining the Clinically Meaningful Outcomes for Arthroscopic Treatment of Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome at Minimum 5-Year Follow-up. Nwachukwu BU, Beck EC, Kunze KN, Chahla J, Rasio J, Nho SJ. Am J Sports Med. 2020 Mar;48(4):901-907. PMID: 32167843

Looking Ahead

The service includes members from other disciplines across HSS, including sports medicine, arthroplasty, trauma, radiology and physiatry, who meet each week to discuss optimal nonoperative or operative treatment for patients with challenging and complex hip conditions. This approach gives surgeons and patients confidence in knowing that these complex conditions were thoughtfully discussed by experts from different viewpoints. We recently started a registry of the patients discussed in the conference for later review and evaluation of outcomes, to both highlight the importance of this multidisciplinary effort and optimize outcomes of treatment.

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