The orthopedic surgeons at Great Lakes Orthopedics & Sports
Medicine, P. C. can evaluate your hip condition or injury and
provide a customized treatment plan to get you back to enjoying life!!
Hip Specialists In The Greater St. John, Crown Point
and Lowell, Indiana Areas
The orthopedic surgeons at Great Lakes Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, P. C. treat hip conditions and injuries at our 3 convenient offices in
St. John, Crown Point and Lowell, Indiana. Our orthopedic physicians are specialty-trained in treating hip conditions and injuries. As leaders in orthopedic care, we provide minimally invasive and innovative treatment options, as well as utilizing state-of-the art technologies, to create unique and individualized care plan designed to get you back on your road to recovery and regaining an active lifestyle!!
FAQs on Core Decompression
Osteonecrosis is a disease which ultimately results in the destruction of the joint if left untreated. It can affect any joint but occurs most frequently in the hip. There is no agreement as to what causes osteonecrosis, although a number of factors which contribute to the disease have been identified.
Different treatment options are available depending on how far along the disease has progressed. Advanced stages require a total hip replacement. However, if the disease is detected early enough, other alternatives are available. One of these alternatives is a procedure called a core decompression.
This procedure involves drilling a small hole in the diseased bone. One of the features of a core decompression is that it does not limit further surgical treatment should the disease progress. It is a relatively simple procedure and recovery from it is fairly quick. Pain relief occurs rapidly.