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Recently, Dr. Dominic Carreira had the honor and privilege of sharing his expertise on hip arthroscropy (including hip labral degeneration), small joint arthroscopy and tendoscopy during virtual, international meetings held by The American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) and the International Society of Hip Arthroscopy (ISHA).

On October 17, Dr. Carreira presented his latest findings on minimally invasive surgeries: small joint arthroscopy and tendoscopy at AOFAS, the largest physician society in the world dedicated to foot and ankle surgery. His presentation discussed technical tips and indications for the surgery, with a focus on the treatment of Hallux rigidus or Hallux limitus, which is arthritis and spurring of the big toe. This minimally invasive option may be used in situations where advanced arthritis is not present and the patient may potentially benefit from a speedier recovery with less scarring, less pain, and fewer complications.

On October 2, Dr. Carreira was a keynote speaker during ISHA’s Annual Scientific Meeting’s “Virtual Education Program.” Physicians from five continents tuned in to Dr. Carreira’s presentation to hear his expert opinion on the latest advancements in hip labrum (cartilage around the hip) repair, reconstruction, and biomechanics. Dr. Carreira often discovers labral degeneration during hip arthroscopy surgery (minimally invasive surgery using a camera to look through “poke-holes” in the joint).

ISHA is the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy, and they hold an annual meeting with experts like Dr. Carreira weighing in on treatments and outcomes and how to better predict factors that affect hip arthroscopy success. The ultimate goal is to improve patient care in a rapidly advancing field.