Patrick Birmingham, M.D.- Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon- Chicago specialist in Hip arthroscopy, sports medicine and arthroscopic surgical treatment of shoulder, knee, and elbow injuries. Dr. Birmingham is a team physician for the Chicago Bears, and clinical faculty for the University Of Chicago Department Of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Hip arthroscopy, also referred to as keyhole surgery or minimally invasive surgery, is performed through very small incisions to evaluate and treat a variety of hip conditions. Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure in which an arthroscope is inserted into a joint. Arthroscopy is a term that comes from two Greek words, arthro-, meaning joint, and -skopein, meaning to examine.
Sports injuries occur when playing indoor or outdoor sports or while exercising. Sports injuries can result from accidents, inadequate training, improper use of protective devices, or insufficient stretching or warm-up exercises. The most common sports injuries are sprains and strains, fractures, and dislocations.