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Doctors Gather at HSS CME Conference to Learn the Latest in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Hip Pain, Back Pain and Groin Pain

NEW YORK—September 14, 2006

Friday, September 15, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Hospital for Special Surgery
Richard L. Menschel Education Center
2nd Floor
535 East 70th Street, New York
Between York Ave. and FDR Drive

80 percent of Americans will suffer from back pain during their lifetime. Whether it is the result of arthritis, trauma, sports injuries or other causes, a wide range of treatment options are available for most patients dealing with back pain.

Gregory E. Lutz, M.D., physiatrist-in-chief, and Joseph H. Feinberg, M.D., director of physiatry EMG services at Hospital for Special Surgery, will discuss nonsurgical approaches to hip, back and groin pain at Hospital for Special Surgery’s upcoming continuing medical education (CME) conference.  The program will focus on the various musculoskeletal sources of hip, back and groin pain and the most appropriate treatment options available.

“Back pain is often referred to the buttocks and groin. While hip pain is more frequently isolated, it can be referred to the hip or knee, which can make identifying the true pain source difficult.” said Dr. Lutz.  “At this conference, we will explore the medical causes and connectivity of hip, back, and groin pain as well as discuss new surgical and nonsurgical options for treatment.  Participants will also discuss how improvements in imaging and diagnostics allow physicians to pinpoint a patient’s center of pain, resulting in more accurate diagnoses and faster recovery for patients.
“Proper diagnosis is critical to determining the cause of pain and the most appropriate course of treatment,” said Struan Coleman, M.D., Ph.D., assisting attending orthopaedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery and a team physician for the New York Mets, who will lead a session titled the Orthopaedic Exam and Causes of Hip and Groin Pain.

Advances in Hip, Back and Groin Pain Treatment: Identifying the Pain Generator and Treatment Options presentations will include:

  • Physiatric Exam of the Hip, Back and Groin ; Identifying the Pain Generator 
  • Orthopaedic Exam and Causes of Hip and Groin Pain
  • Rheumatologic Causes of Hip, Back and Groin Pain
  • The Pediatric/Adolescent Patient with Hip, Back and Groin Pain
  • Electrodiagnostics and Pain Referral Patterns
  • Diagnostic Imaging: Radiographs, MRI 
  • Diagnostic and Therapeutic Injections of the Hip
  • Lumbar Spine Injections and Identifying the Pain Generator: Is it Back, Hip, or Both?
  • A Physical Therapist’s Approach to the Patient with Hip, Back and Groin Pain
  • Regional Pain Syndrome Causing Hip, Back and Groin Pain
  • Hip Arthroscopy for Impingement, Labral Tears and Instability
  • New Surgical Techniques for Hip Degenerative Conditions



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