VAIL, Colo., Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers from the Steadman Philippon Research Institute (SPRI), an orthopedic research organization known throughout the world for research into the causes, prevention and treatment of orthopedic disorders, recently joined more than forty hip experts for the 3rd Annual ISHA Scientific Meeting in Paris, France. The two-day meeting, which took place mid-October, was sponsored by the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy and included a variety of symposia, lectures, debates and paper presentations specifically related to advancements in hip arthroscopic surgery.
Dr. Marc Philippon, an orthopedic hip surgeon with The Steadman Clinic and Director of Hip Research at SPRI, both in Vail, CO, is a founding member of ISHA. He participated in two debates, one on advanced hip arthroscopy and labral reconstruction, and another on treatment of the iliopsoas. The labrum is what makes a seal between the pelvis and the femur at the hip. The iliopsoas is an area within the hip consisting of a combination of three muscles that control hip flexion.
A variety of other hip related topics took place during the weekend. Karen Briggs, Director of Clinical Research at SPRI, presented studies on patient outcomes following hip arthroscopy in the adult dysplastic hip, as well as the prevalence of abnormal hip findings in subjects with no hip pain. She also participated in a panel discussion detailing patient outcomes and presented data on the Vail Hip Score.
Dr. William Rodkey, SPRI's Chief Scientific Officer and Director of Basic Science Research, presented his paper Bone Marrow-Derived Culture-Expanded Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Conjunction with Microfracture to Treat Chondral Lesions in an Equine Model.
Other topics highlighted during the meetings included new hip imaging techniques, patient outcomes in specific hip procedures, global perspectives on hip arthroscopy, management of the labrum, new surgery techniques and more.
ISHA was founded in Paris in May 2008. The founders and members of this society are united by a common interest in the expanding arena of arthroscopic hip surgery. ISHA's role is to provide a focal point for further developments in hip arthroscopy, with the vision of being the premier international society for education and research in arthroscopic hip surgery.
About The Steadman Philippon Research Institute
The Steadman Philippon Research Institute (SPRI) is dedicated to keeping people of all ages physically active through orthopedic research and education in arthritis, healing, rehabilitation, and injury prevention. Founded in 1988 by orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Steadman as the Steadman Sports Medicine Foundation, the 501(c)(3) charitable organization has influenced the practice of orthopedics throughout the world. Based in Vail, Colorado, it has become one of the most published organizations in orthopedic sports medicine research and education.
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