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Hip Arthoscopy Center in Rockford & Northern Illinois

Dr. Van Thiel is a nationally recognized expert in the field of hip arthroscopy having performed hundreds of procedures on patients from recreational to high level athletes. He serves as a team physician in the Chicago Blackhawks Medical Network as well as with the US National Soccer Teams. He continues to speak and teach internationally on surgical techniques in hip arthroscopy and the treatment of hip pain. As an Assistant Professor at Rush University Medical Center he believes in cutting edge research and has published many articles and book chapters on techniques in hip arthroscopy.

Are you Experiencing Hip Pain?

Hip pain is a common issue that affects many individuals. If you're suffering from hip discomfort, it's important to seek advice from a professional orthopedic doctor. Hip pain can emerge without any apparent cause, be related to an injury, or be due to chronic overuse. The cartilage in the hip joint, which provides a smooth surface for the bones to move on, can wear down, causing pain and inflammation.

Cause & Treatment of Hip Pain

Hip pain may also arise from repetitive strain conditions such as bursitis and tendonitis, or from a significant injury that results in a torn labrum or damaged ligaments. Not every hip condition necessitates surgery. Many instances of hip pain can be managed with conservative treatments like rest, anti-inflammatory medications, injections, or physical therapy, avoiding the need for surgical procedures.

What is Hip Arthoscopy?

Hip arthroscopy is a surgical procedure that allows orthopedic specialists to view the hip joint with a minimally invasive procedure that does not require making large incisions in skin or soft tissue. Arthoscopy is used to diagnose a wide range of potential hip problems.

Contact the office of Dr. Van Thiel to learn more about hip arthroscopy and set up a diagnostic appointment in the Rockford.


The hip joint is the largest weight-bearing joint in the human body. It is also referred to as a ball and socket joint and is surrounded by muscles, ligaments, and tendons. The thigh bone or femur and the pelvis join to form the hip joint.

If you wish to be advised on the most appropriate treatment, please call to schedule an appointment or click here to request an appointment online.

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