The patient must be willing to come to Miami Beach for initial evaluation to make a final determination of study eligibility
There is no guarantee they will be eligible
If eligible, the patient must be willing to return to either clinic for all treatments and follow-up visits.
Treatments are at no cost to patient
Patients will know the condition to which they have been randomized
The patient must meet all inclusion criteria and none of the exclusion criteria for the study to be eligible.
Determination of eligible subjects will be determined by study coordinator using the following inclusion and exclusion criteria. Inclusion criteria include;
Voluntary signature of the IRB approved Informed Consent
Hip pain for minimum 6 months
Failed physiotherapy (minimum 6 weeks treatment)
Minimum activity level required (defined by Tegner score (5)) May have hip or lumbar spine DJD
Is independent, ambulatory, and can comply with all post-operative evaluations and visits
Candidates will be excluded if they meet ANY of the following
Motor vehicle accident within past 12 months BMI > 35, known cancer, diabetes
History of hip replacement (either extremity) Active sciatica
Steroid use > 3 months
Vulnerable populations (including but not limited to prisoners, minors, pregnant women, mentally ill)
Currently involved in a health care litigation procedure
Condition represents a worker’s compensation case
If you meet all of the criteria for a study and are able to travel to the research study location for all of the required follow-ups of visits, please contact us at 786.288.3109 to be put in touch with our study coordinate to determine eligibility.