At Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute, we treat all types of hip and groin problems, from common fractures and arthritis to more complicated injuries and conditions affecting the biomechanics of the hip joint.

With our focus on early rehabilitation and physical therapy, we help you get back to being active as soon as possible. This approach, combined with advanced technology and minimally invasive treatments, helps improve your recovery and keeps you healthy.

Which hip and groin conditions are treated at Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute?

Specialists at Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute have expertise in treating a range of hip and groin conditions, including common breaks and fractures, as well as chronic conditions. Some of the conditions we treat include:

  • Arthritis or osteoarthritis of the hip
  • Non-arthritic hip pain
  • Bursitis (trochanteric bursitis or pain from an inflamed iliopsoas bursa)
  • Hip impingement (Femoroacetabular impingement syndrome, FAI)
  • Avascular necrosis
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Hamstring injuries
  • Hip adductor injures (groin strain)
  • Hip abductor injures (gluteus medius/minimum tear)
  • Hip fractures
  • Pelvic fractures
  • Pubic fractures
  • Hip dislocation
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Hip flexor injury (iliopsoas injury)
  • Recurrent dislocation of a total hip replacement 

How are hip and groin injuries diagnosed?

At Miami Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute, diagnosis of your hip or groin condition or injury starts with a detailed discussion of the problem, followed by a comprehensive physical examination. A team approach is used to diagnose your injury or condition. This includes input from an athletic trainer and physical therapist who collaborate with our team of sports medicine doctors and orthopedic surgeons to determine your exact diagnosis and to provide the best plan of care.

Diagnostic imaging is often used to better understand the condition or injury. X-rays may be sufficient to confirm the diagnosis, but advanced imaging, such as CT scans with 3D reconstructions and high-resolution MRIs, may be needed to define the injury and help determine the treatment plan, including any pre-operative planning.

We also have access to several 3 Tesla MRI machines with stronger magnetic capacity than traditional MRIs to provide detailed images of the soft tissues of the hip and groin areas, even if you have an artificial hip. These tissues include cartilage, ligaments, tendons and muscles. The MRI images help us diagnose the exact location and extent of your injury and better prepare for your surgery. Advanced imaging also helps us create 3D custom joint replacements and allows for improved preoperative planning and fracture surgery.

How are hip and groin conditions treated at Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute?

When you come to Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute for treatment, our goal is to find a treatment that fits your needs and expectations, while helping you get back to normal activities as quickly as possible.

We often start with conservative treatment options, such as anti-inflammatory techniques and personalized physical therapy. If, however, your injury is severe or if conservative therapies are no longer effective in treating your condition, we may recommend surgery. We provide a team approach that considers hip preservation as well as hip replacement (arthroplasty) as treatment options. We have access to some of the latest surgical technology, including robotic surgery techniques.

Our team includes experts in minimally invasive surgical treatments and hip preservation surgery to resolve bone impingement and to repair or reconstruct soft tissues that have been torn or otherwise compromised.

We also use 3D reconstruction and technologically advanced software for pre-operative planning and for guidance in surgery to be more precise in a surgical approach. This minimizes complications, pain and the need for a hip replacement later in life. If a hip replacement is necessary, Miami Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute surgeons are highly trained in total joint replacements, which use advanced technology such as 3D custom hip replacements.

Specialists at Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute have expertise in treating a range of hip and groin conditions, including common breaks and fractures, as well as chronic conditions. Some of the treatments we offer include:

  • 3D planning and correction of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI)
  • Hip labrum repair and reconstruction (segmental or total)
  • Hip arthroscopy
  • Revision hip arthroscopy
  • Capsular plication and reconstruction
  • Proximal hamstring repair (open or endoscopic)
  • Abductor repair (open and endoscopic)
  • Surgical hip dislocation
  • Heterotrophic ossification (HO) excision
  • Core decompression of femoral head osteonecrosis
  • Total hip replacement
  • Partial hip replacement
  • Femoral derotational osteotomy
  • Hip injection
  • Hip surgery
  • Minimally invasive hip replacement
  • Osteochondral allograft
  • Resurfacing of hip

Conditions & Treatments 

Specialists at Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute have expertise in treating a range of hip and groin conditions, including common breaks and fractures, as well as chronic conditions. Some of the conditions we treat include:
Hip arthroscopy is done to restore and preserve the function of the native hip, eliminate pain source and try to avoid the suffering of progressive degenerative process (arthritis) and the need for hip replacement in the future.
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Lionel E. Lazaro, M.D. Orthopedic surgeon and hip preservation specialist

Who benefits from this program?

We are experienced in treating all types of injuries, and care for anyone who may be experiencing hip and groin problems. Whether you have a chronic condition or have experienced a traumatic injury, you can expect personalized treatment from our team.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • The 3 Tesla MRIs that we sometimes use can provide more detailed images of your anatomy, which allows us to virtually perform your surgery on a computer before you even enter the operating room. With this precision, we can perform shorter surgeries and avoid complications, which means you will be able to recover quicker. These MRI machines can also take detailed images of an artificial hip, which is difficult to produce with a standard MRI.

  • Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute is the only institution in the region with a formal fragility fracture program, which focuses on keeping patients safe and helping them recover quickly after a bone fracture. This program involves getting patients with a fragility fracture seen, diagnosed and treated as quickly as possible, with most patients out of the operating room less than 24 hours after they first arrive in the Emergency Room.

  • Robotic surgery platforms use advanced MRI and CT scans to help surgeons navigate during the procedure. During these procedures, surgical instruments are attached to the robotic arm, which is controlled by the surgeon. The robotic arm taps into a computer program that has access to the advanced imaging and details about the procedure and guides the surgeon for an optimal surgical outcome.

Our Approach

Our Approach

When you come to Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute for hip and groin care, you can expect:

  • A treatment plan that aims to restore mobility quickly and has you on your feet as soon as possible.
  • Highly personalized treatments that fit your needs, lifestyle and expectations.
  • The most sophisticated technology and latest surgical therapies for hip and groin injuries.

Meet the team

At Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute, your care team will be made up of orthopedic surgeons and sports medicine doctors who are all specially trained in treating a particular part of the body. The team also includes athletic trainers and physical therapists who also collaborate on your diagnosis and treatment.

Research and Education

Our highly skilled physicians remain on the cutting edge of orthopedic research.