About the Hip
The hip is a ball and socket joint that consist of the round femoral head sitting in the acetabulum of the pelvis. The socket is deepened by a rim of tissue called the labrum. Cartilage coats the femoral head and the cup portion of the joint. Pain that emanates from the joint can be experienced in the groin, buttock, outside of the hip or all the way to the knee. Initial evaluation of hip pain is done with clinical examination and xrays. When soft tissue damage is suspected an MRI is ordered. Dr. Andrachuk, an Atlanta-based hip specialist, has extensive expertise in treating the full spectrum of hip disorders using conservative treatment as well as the latest arthroscopic and minimally invasive techniques.