Thomas Youm, MD - News
Femoroacetabular impingement results from an abnormal contact between the femur and the pelvis. This abnormal contact leads to developmental changes in the femoral neck, labrum, and acetabulum. Secondary to the altered hip joint mechanics, chondral damage occurs and initiates the degenerative process, eventually leading to osteoarthritis.
SUMMARY By all criteria studied (quality of pain relief, length of stay in the PACU, side effects and patient satisfaction), a femoral nerve block is an excellent alternative to routine narcotic pain medication in patients undergoing hip arthroscopy. DATA Purpose: To evaluate the utility of femoral nerve blocks in post-operative pain control after hip arthroscopy.
Indications for arthroscopic surgery of the hip have increased over the past several years, along with the number of procedures performed annually. In addition, the number of unsuccessful procedures and subsequent revision surgeries have also increased.
PURPOSE: To evaluate the utility of femoral nerve blocks in postoperative pain control after hip arthroscopy. METHODS: Forty consecutive patients scheduled for hip arthroscopy were randomized into 2 groups for postoperative pain control.
Dr. Youm was featured on Doctor Radio on Sirius XM on 4/19/17. He gave his expert discussion on hip injuries and treatment in the athlete