Hip Center of Louisiana
Memorial Medical Group has been at the forefront of orthpaedics and sports
medicine in southwest Louisiana. The Hip Center of Louisiana, under the
direction of Orthopaedic Surgeons Drs. Nathan Cohen, Brett Cascio and
Alan Hinton offer expertise to patients suffering from hip and groin pain.
Historically, healthy, active adults with chronic hip or pelvic pain —
who were not candidates for hip replacement surgery — had to endure
their pain because no practical treatment options existed. Fortunately,
the Hip Center of Louisiana has physicians who are pioneering arthroscopic
and reconstructive procedures making it much easier to treat hip injuries
and other hip conditions with minimal recovery time.
Physicians are board certified or eligible by the American Board of Orthopaedic
Surgery and have received sub-specialty fellowship training in hip reconstructive
surgery. Treatment options encompass hip reconstructive surgery and replacement,
arthritis surgery, and arthroscopic treatment. In addition, the latest
non-operative treatments are utilized including oral medications, injections,
and physical therapy to avoid surgical intervention or to supplement surgical
outcomes whenever possible.
Many hip problems may be treatable without surgery. The Hip Center of Louisiana
maintains a philosophy that surgery should be reserved as a last resort
when all other measures have proven unsuccessful in returning patients
to an active lifestyle. Fortunately, in some cases, there are non-surgical
treatment options such as exercise and weight management, physical therapy
and injections to help reduce hip pain.
PRP- Platelet-rich Plasma and BMAC-Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate
PRP or Platelet-rich Plasma and BMAC (Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate)
are emerging treatments in a new health sector known as "Orthobiologics,”
which follows the philosophy of merging new technology with the body’s
natural ability to heal itself. The Hip Center of Louisiana is leading
the way with this specialized process. PRP contains growth factors from
the patient's own blood and is injected into the site of inflammation
stimulating the healing process, decreasing pain and sometimes providing
an alternative to surgery or to other types of injections. For patients
suffering from osteonecrosis of the hip, core decompression combined with
injection of BMAC, has the potential to prolong the need for a hip replacement
in young, active patients.
Adult Stem Cell Hip Surgery
Safety of autologous bone marrow aspiration concentrate transplantation
Treatment of osteonecrosis with autologous bone marrow grafting
Treatment of osteonecrosis of the femoral head with implantation of autologous