ASHLAND, Ky. — Orthopedic surgeon Michael Chambers, M.D. will provide hip arthroscopy, an effective new minimally invasive treatment for hip pain at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland. Arthroscopy has been a standard treatment for knee and shoulder issues for years.
Chambers is a team physician for Marshall University and Kentucky Christian University, and also an assistant professor at Marshall. He received his medical degree from Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City. He completed his residency at Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine in Huntington and a fellowship at the Hughston Foundation Sports Medicine Program in Columbus Georgia, according to KDMC.
Tom Dearing, KDMC Integrated Communications director, said Chambers is a part of their growing medical staff team.
“Dr. Chambers is part of our growing orthopedics and sports medicine team. He joined us last fall and has quickly become one of the most in-demand orthopedic surgeons in our region. He also serves as team physician for several local high school and collegiate sports teams as well,” Dearing said.
The arthroscopy, which Chambers performs, is a small incisions around the hip and uses a very small camera, called an arthroscope, and medical instruments to examine the area. Inside the hip, Chambers can identify and treat the underlying issues causing hip pain, including removing loose bone fragments.
The procedure also can be used to repair a torn labrum, the cartilage that holds the hip joint in place, as well as to treat femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), where the hip socket and the head of the femur are misaligned.
Appointments for evaluation can be made by calling Dr. Chambers’ office at King’s Daughters Medical Specialties – Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at 606-327-0036.
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