Hip Pain Specialist

Dean Matsuda, MD -  - Orthopedic Surgeon

Premier Hip Arthroscopy

Dean Matsuda, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon & Hip Specialist located in Marina Del Rey / Los Angeles, CA

As one of the top arthroscopic hip surgeons in the world, Dean Matsuda, MD has a comprehensive knowledge of hip pain. Dr. Matsuda offers expert diagnosis and treatment of hip pain at Premier Hip Arthroscopy in Marina Del Rey / Los Angeles, California. Whether you’ve suffered a sports injury or are suffering from a potentially degenerative condition, you can count on Dr. Matsuda to provide you with excellent, patient-focused care. Call Premier Hip Arthroscopy or schedule a consultation online today.

Hip Pain

What are the common causes of hip pain?

Your hips absorb the impact of every step you take while also supporting the weight of your upper body. This makes them vulnerable to injury and degenerative conditions like osteoarthritis.

Often, hip pain may be positional (for example, sitting) or activity-related. Some of the common causes of hip pain include:

  • Bursitis
    • Trochanteric bursitis
    • Iliopsoas bursitis
  • Tendonitis
    • Flexor tendonitis
    • Proximal hamstring tendonitis
    • Adductor tendonitis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Cartilage damage
  • Labral tears
  • Hip impingement
  • Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI)
    • Cam impingement
    • Pincer impingement
    • Mixed impingement
    • Subspine impingement
  • Dysplasia (shallow hip socket)
  • Gluteus medius tears
  • Abductor tendon tears
  • Hamstring tendon tears
  • Osteitis pubis (pubic pain)
  • Core muscle injury
  • Athletic pubalgia
  • Avascular necrosis / osteonecrosis (dead bone)
  • Loose bodies
  • Synovitis (inflamed joint lining)
  • Fractures
    • Stress (hairline) fractures
    • Acetabular (socket) fractures
    • Femoral head fractures
    • Hip dislocations

If you have hip pain that lasts for more than a couple of days and doesn’t go away with rest, over-the-counter medication, and at-home hot-and-cold therapy, you should make an appointment with Dr. Matsuda for diagnosis and treatment.

How is the cause of hip pain diagnosed?

Dr. Matsuda has extensive knowledge of the conditions causing hip pain. He provides comprehensive exams to identify the cause of your pain.

Dr. Matsuda talks to you in detail about your pain, your overall health, and your lifestyle. He asks for information about any injuries you’ve suffered and other treatments you’ve had, even previous hip surgery. Dr. Matsuda has vast experience in successfully treating patients that have had failed procedures done by other surgeons.

He can recommend X-rays, MRIs, and other diagnostic imaging studies to collect more information about your hip. He can also suggest hip arthroscopy to examine the inside of your hip joint for signs of injury and/or damaged tissue.

How is hip pain treated?

Once Dr. Matsuda understands the condition causing your hip pain, he creates a customized treatment plan to heal your hips and relieve your pain.

Dr. Matsuda may begin treatment with conservative approaches like anti-inflammatory medication, corticosteroid injections, and physical therapy.

If these noninvasive treatments don’t relieve your pain, Dr. Matsuda offers state-of-the-art, minimally invasive hip arthroscopy to repair your hips.

Hip arthroscopy is an outpatient surgery that allows Dr. Matsuda to examine your hip, extract debris from your joint, correct bone deformities, and repair damaged tissue without having to make a large incision.

As a former football running back, Dr. Matsuda has experienced hip pain and has had hip arthroscopy, which gave him firsthand experience of what you’re going through. This helps him provide compassionate and expert care of hip pain with the goals of relieving your pain, healing your hips, and getting you back to your regular activities including competitive athletics.

Call Premier Hip Arthroscopy or schedule a consultation online today for expert treatment of hip pain from one of the best hip arthroscopy specialists in the country.