Hip dysplasia is a congenital condition in which the acetabulum or socket is shallow. This creates under-coverage of the femoral head. The weight-bearing portion of the hip becomes overloaded as it is increasingly focused on a small area. In the setting of dysplasia the body compensates for the loss of bony coverage and forms more soft tissue (labrum). An enlarged labrum is called hypertrophic. Dysplastic patients typically present with a hypertophic labrum. Dysplasia can lead to hip instability, labral damage, and early-onset arthritis. Mild dysplasia can often be addressed arthroscopically by repairing the torn labrum and tightening the capsule around the joint. Severe dysplasia can be treated with correction of the mechanical and bony deformity through a procedure called a peri-acetabular osteotomy (PAO).
Dr. Gupta to give a lecture series at Georgetown yoga "Healthy Movements Workshop" focused specifically on hip, knee, and shoulder injury prevention and those patients with existing injuries in April and May.
Dr. Gupta is now "board certified" in Orthopedic Surgery.
Dr. Gupta to present Orthopedic Lecture Series with Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center titled "Don't Let Hip Pain Slow You Down: Understanding Your Options", September 7th, 2016 at Hilton Garden Inn Woodbridge at 6pm.
Dr. Gupta to present third part of his lecture series on "Master Mobility" at Spark Yoga. His next lecture with be on "Mastering Mobility Of Your Knees" on September 18th at The Shops at Pershing, 2201 N Pershing Dr, Arlington, VA 22201