Hip and Pelvis

Conditions We Treat

The hips and pelvis work together to allow us to walk, bend, sit, stand, and run. Conditions which affect these structures may present as pain, stiffness, or aching in the groin, buttock, thigh, or low back area. When present chronically, these conditions may lead to secondary pain in the knees, feet, or spine. Our practice specializes in the evaluation and non-surgical management of hip and pelvic disorders, and Dr. Kahn is well known in the medical community for his particular interest and skill in this area, particularly among OB/GYN specialists who wish to determine non-gynecological causes of pelvic pain.

  • Sacroiliac joint disorders
  • Osteoarthritis of the hips
  • Myofascial pain disorders of the pelvic girdle
  • Iliotibial band syndrome
  • Trochanteric bursitis of the hips
  • Iliopsoas muscle syndromes
  • Meralgia paresthetica (lateral femoral cutaneous neuropathy)
  • Other nerve entrapment syndromes

Diagnostic Tests

While x-rays of the hips and pelvis may at times identify an obvious condition, such as osteoarthritis of the hips, there are many other soft tissue and neurological conditions which require more sophisticated diagnostic testing for proper diagnosis and treatment. Our practice utilizes office based diagnostic testing to promptly identify the cause of the symptoms, and to allow us to offer timely treatment recommendations, including:

  • Diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSK-US)
  • Electrodiagnostic testing (EDX) including nerve conduction studies (NCS) and electromyography (EMG)

Procedures

When non-surgical treatment is an option, Dr. Kahn can perform a variety of office based procedures to treat hip and pelvic related conditions. His usage of ultrasound guidance for needle placement during injection and aspiration procedures allows him to directly view the affected area being treated, improving outcomes and enhancing patient safety. These procedures include the following:.

  • Sacroiliac joint injections
  • Injection and/or aspiration of hip joints
  • Trigger point injections
  • Injection of tendons and bursae
  • Injection of the iliotibial bands
  • Peripheral nerve blocks
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