For patients of The Hip Clinic, hip surgery doesn’t have to mean hip replacement. With more than 2,000 hip procedures under his belt, Dr. Brandon Johnson offers minimally invasive arthroscopic outpatient procedures to preserve the hip joint, rather than replace it.
“One of the common misconceptions I hear from patients is the assumption that hip surgery is hip replacement,” he said. “The mission of The Hip Clinic is to preserve the hip joint through proper diagnosis and treatment.”
Hip arthroscopy is an outpatient procedure in which a camera is utilized along with small instruments to repair the hip joint. Johnson is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who has pursued specialty arthroscopic training.
“I’m from the metro area, and I saw there was a need for patients here to have the option for hip preservation, rather than the only option being hip replacement surgery,” he said.
Johnson has patients ranging in age from 12 to 80, but the most common complaints are groin pain when sitting or persistent tenderness and pain on the outside of the hip. He said many patients come to him having been previously misdiagnosed.
“Unfortunately, nearly all my patients have been told they have arthritis or need a hip replacement, or they have simply been told nothing is wrong,” he said. “The truth is they haven’t seen a qualified hip specialist to give them the proper diagnosis.”
Johnson is the only Oklahoma surgeon who is a member of the International Society of Hip Arthroscopy. Members must have extensive arthroscopic hip training and demonstrate expertise in practice. The clinic is located at 9800 Broadway Extension, Suite 203 in Oklahoma City. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 405.424.5417.