• Dr. Domb!
    Thanks a lot for getting my hip right. Looking forward to a full recovery and a great season.Thanks again for everything.

    Corey WoottonChicago Bears and Detroit Lions

  • Thank you for all that you have done for me and the team. My hip feels so much better, and because of you I'm pain free.

    Sylvia Fowles WNBA Finals MVP, 2-time Olympic Gold Medalist

  • Thank you for working your magic! You're the best!"

    Zakiya BywatersChicago Red Stars, National Women's Soccer League

  • Thanks for all the love and positive Energy that was put into my surgery. May the Lord bless you and your family.

    Atari BigbyGreen Bay Packers and San Diego Chargers

  • Dr. Domb Thanks for Fixing Me Up

    Rashied DavisChicago Bears

  • Huge thank you to Dr. Domb for always taking care of me and getting me back on the court in no time!

    Elena Delle DonneChicago Sky, MVP of the WNBA

  • Dr. Domb! Thanks for taking care of the hip! All the best to you and your staff

    Roosevelt ColvinChicago Bears' All-Decade Defense team

  • Thanks doc for fixing my hip

    Ryan ChiaveriniWindy City Live Co-Host on ABC7

Introduction

The hip joint is one of the largest joints in the body. The hip joint is made up of the femur and pelvic bone. The rounded head of the femur articulates with the cup-shaped socket of the acetabulum (a part of the pelvic bone) to form the ball and socket joint of the hip. Smooth friction-free movement of the hip bones is facilitated by the cushion-like cartilage tissue that lines the joint surfaces of the femur and acetabulum. The joint is further stabilized by soft tissue that surrounds the joint. A considerable amount of force or pressure is required to damage this very sturdy joint and is commonly seen during various sports activities.

Injury can occur to the bones of the joint, cartilage, muscles or other soft tissues of the hip. Some of the common hip injuries seen in athletes include:

  • Labral tears: Tearing of the cartilage that forms a rim around the acetabulum
  • Loose bodies: Piece of bone or cartilage that moves around in the joint
  • Cartilage defects: Injury or degeneration of the cartilage, which may lead to arthritis
  • Gluteus medius tears: Tearing of the gluteus medius tendon, which helps one stand upright
  • Proximal hamstring tears: Tearing of the tendons that attach to the thigh muscles
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • The Arthroscopy Association of North America
  •  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • International Society for Hip Arthroscopy
  • The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons
  • Adventist Midwest Health
  • Amita Health
  • Hinsdale Orthopaedics