Ice Skater returns after bilateral hip arthroscopies

Figure skater woman at ice skating rink.

As an longtime ice skater & athlete, Melissa has bad been battling hip & groin pain since she was 8 years old. After years of misdiagnosis and treatments she returned to the ice in March of 2023 after bilateral hip arthroscopies to treat labral tears and hip impingement.

What is Hip Preservation? Avoiding Hip Replacement Surgery

Hip Joint Preservation

Hip joint preservation is an innovative approach to keep your hip joints healthy, functioning, and to keep you moving pain-free. By using non-surgical or surgical techniques, you can prevent or delay the need for hip replacement surgery.

Staying Hip: Labrum Tears, Impingement & Osteoarthritis

Join Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Ritesh Shah and Karen Brownlee, a personal trainer and adult program coordinator at the NSYMCA in Northbrook, as they discuss “Syaing Hip” –  in the 37th Virtual YMCA Education Series Program hosted by Illinois Bone & Joint Institute and North Suburban YMCA.

Flamenco dancer’s passion for dance reignited after surgery

Abigail Ventura couldn’t imagine her life without dance. Her love for music and dance started when she was just a toddler. Fast forward more than 25 years later, Ventura is now a professional dancer who specializes in Spanish styles of dance like flamenco and teaches instructional dance at a local dance company. One day, she started feeling minor pain around her hip and groin area.

Chicago Soccer Player Runs Chicago Marathon After Hip Arthroscopy

Three years ago the Chicago soccer player and runner was suddenly disabled by left hip pain. “The sharp shooting pain was so strong,” she says, “I had to freeze. I couldn’t take another step.” Tests showed she’d torn her labrum, the cartilage surrounding the hip socket. Orthopedic surgeons told her to expect the worst. “One doctor told me I’d need a hip replacement within a year. Another told me I could never have children!”